Quotation by Eugène Ionesco

The universe seems to me infinitely strange and foreign. At such a moment I gaze upon it with a mixture of anguish and euphoria; separate from the universe, as though placed at a certain distance outside it; I look and I see pictures, creatures that move in a kind of timeless time and spaceless space, emitting sounds that are a kind of language I no longer understand or ever register.
Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912), Rumanian–born French playwright. "Interviews: Brief Notes for Radio," pt. 2, Notes and Counter-Notes (1962).
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