the pleasure of future fame is a present pleasure—the fame is what’s future.
What I saw was the infinite complexity of things,
the vast sum,
the utter attainability of even those few facts
that would be necessary for the formation of a science.
It’s not so much natural things that arouse this powerful
awareness in my soul; it’s the layout of the streets
the people dressed up and talking,
the logic of it all.
In the same way,
the idea of travelling withers if I happen
to go near a platform or port of departure.
I’m astonished by my capacity for anxiety.
For someone with a keen and sensitive imagination,
the adventures of a fictional protagonist are genuine emotion enough,
since they are experienced by us as well as the protagonist.
Tired of the street? Only thinking makes me tired.via DQ