Quotation by Samuel Beckett

When the object is perceived as particular and unique and not merely the member of a family, when it appears independent of any general notion and detached from the sanity of a cause, isolated and inexplicable in the light of ignorance, then and only then may it be a source of enchantment.
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1931. Proust, p. 11, Grove Press (1957).
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