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jabes on silence

Posted by rigorousm on October 16, 2011

It is very hard to live with silence. The real silence is death and this is terrible. To approach this silence, it is necessary to journey into the desert. You do not go to the desert to find identity, but to lose it, to lose your personality, to become anonymous. You make yourself void. You become silence. You must become more silent than the silence around you. And then something extraordinary happens: you hear silence speak.

— Edmond Jabes


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