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Unser sämtliches Wahrnehmungsvermögen gleicht dem Auge. Ganz begreifen werden wir uns nie, aber wir werden und können uns weit mehr als begreifen.
Our ability to perceive is like the eye. We will never fully grasp ourselves but what we can and will do goes far beyond simply grasping.
–Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (Novalis), Blüthenstaub-Fragment (1789).
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”