Alfred Jarry

“It is fine to live two different moments of time as one: that alone allows one to live authentically a single moment of eternity, indeed all eternity since it has no moments. It is as earth-shattering as Shakespeare's shock would be, presumably, were he to revisit some Stratford-on-Avon museum and discover that they were still exhibiting his "skull at the age of five." It is the jubilation of God the Father, one Being made two in his Son, and the perception the first term has of its relationship with the second term was bound to create nothing less than the Holy Spirit. The present, possessing its past in the heart of another, lives at the same time its Self and its Self plus something. If a moment of the past or a moment of the present existed separately at one point in time, it would not perceive this Plus something which is quite simply the Act of Perception. This act is, for the sentient being, the most profound enjoyment conceivable, one that is different from the sexual acts of brutes like you and me.”


Alfred Jarry, Days and Nights
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