Maurice Blanchot quotes

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A writer who writes, "I am alone" ... can be considered rather comical. It is comical for a man to recognize his solitude by addre ...
Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them ...
There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and according to this convention it is agree ...
The Journal is not essentially a confession, a story about oneself. It is a Memorial. What does the writer have to remember? Himse ...
To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking--and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a ...
A writer never reads his work. For him, it is the unreadable, a secret, and he cannot remain face to face with it. A secret, becau ...
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