Quotation by Günther Grass

The human head is bigger than the globe. It conceives itself as containing more. It can think and rethink itself and ourselves from any desired point outside the gravitational pull of the earth. It starts by writing one thing and later reads itself as something else. The human head is monstrous.
Günther Grass (b. 1927), German author. repr. In On Writing and Politics 1967-1983 (1984, trans. 1985). "Racing with the Utopias," Die Zeit (June 16, 1978).
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