Quotes enable us to breathe – Flusser

“Even reason forever lost its bottom. One could never rid oneself of the conviction-totally irrational, but appropriate for the times-that “actually” one should have perished in the gas ovens; that from this point on one is leading a “unforeseen” existence; that through emigration one is responsible for separating oneself from one’s home, to throw oneself into the yawning abyss of meaninglessness… From this point on one is consuming one’s own energy, not the energy that comes from the nurturing earth… A life in bottomlessness had begun”.

Vilém Flusser

Bodenlos(1992), pp.28

in Writings pp. xx Introduction, Edit by Andreas Ströhl

Quotes enable us to breathe – Baudelaire

“To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world—impartial natures which the tongue can but clumsily define. The spectator is a prince who everywhere rejoices in his incognito.”

Charles Baudelaire

The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays
Translated by Johnathan Mayne pp 9