Quotation by Günther Grass

I shall speak of ... how melancholy and utopia preclude one another. How they fertilize one another.... Of the revulsion that follows one insight and precedes the next.... Of superabundance and surfeit. Of stasis in progress. And of myself, for whom melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.
Günther Grass (b. 1927), German author. "On Stasis in Progress," From the Diary of a Snail (1972).
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