We are too late for the gods and too early for Being. — Martin Heidegger, from “The Thinker as Poet,” Poetry, Language, Thought, trans. Albert Hofstadter, New York: Harper, 1971: 4, 7.
…we are dying of cold, and not of darkness. – Miguel De Unamuno, “XI : The Practical Problem,” The Tragic Sense of Life. (Cosimo Classics December 1, 2005) Originally published January 1st 1900.
The suffering touched me too early, I have burned myself out, I am the bright ash without desire. Now, only the silence endures dearly, When I am still standing in the fire. — Grażyna Chrostowska, written in Ravensbrück, 13th April 1942. Translated by Jarek Gajewski
Consciousness is reflected in a word as a sun in a drop of water. A word relates to consciousness as a living cell relates to a whole organism, as an atom relates to the universe. A word is a microcosm of human consciousness. — Lev Vygotsky, Thought and Language. (The MIT Press; revised edition edition… Continue reading Lev Vygotsky