Friday, November 04, 2005

Abyss

“Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.”

Ever had that feeling? I know I have. Can remember so well standing in a phone box crying in California when I realised there was nothing there.

4 comments:

Steve Chatelier said...

did you find your character?

Bonnie Conquest said...

Ahhh I realised when I said that I had seen the abyss that the next thing to say was what my character was/is. Yes. But I think that feeling of collapse/darkness/void is so powerful.... I like this quote. It's pretty much what I remember the friend on the other end of the phone saying to me. Exactly the right thing.

teach said...

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

Bonnie Conquest said...

Teach!
Always there with the Nietzsche when a girl's trying to scrape some meaning together...