Can’t put it any better than Johnny Truant

August 7, 2010

“In the circle of the living things characterized as plant or animal we find the peculiar stirring of a motility by which the living being is ‘stimulated,’ i.e., excited to an emerging into a circle of excitability on the basis of which it includes other things in the circle of its stirring. But no motility or excitability of plants or animals can ever bring the living thing into the free in such a way that what is stimulated could ever let the thing which excites ‘be’ what it is even merely as exciting, not to mention what it is before the excitation and without it. Plant and animal depend on something outside of themselves without ever ‘seeing’ either the outside or the inside, i.e., without ever seeing their being unconcealed in the free of being.” (Martin Heidegger, Parmenides, p. 160)

“Which only goes to prove the existence of crack back in the early twentieth century. Certainly this geezer must of gotten hung up on a pretty wicked rock habit to start spouting such nonsense.” (Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves, p. 25n33)


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