Thursday, December 14, 2017

Quote of the Day (Paul Auster, on Language as ‘The Way We Exist in the World’)

"Language is not truth. It is the way we exist in the world. Playing with words is merely to examine the way the mind functions, to mirror a particle of the world as the mind perceives it."— American novelist Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude (1982)

(David Shankbone photograph of Paul Auster at a breakfast honoring Israeli writer Amos Oz on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, September 24, 2008)

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