Monday, June 02, 2014


"Daily habit makes one forget that one has a body that is equally subject to all the laws of destruction in the physical world as is a piece of wood that we saw or cut in pieces, and that the body moves in accordance with the same laws as any other physical machine constructed by human beings. --Only on certain occasions do we become sharply aware that our body is a physical object which can be destroyed--and then we are frightened at ourselves, suddenly feeling that we supposed ourselves to be something we are not, and that instead we are something that we fear to be."

                                          ---- Karl Philipp Moritz, Anton Reiser, Part Three.   

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