Who can say? Who of us so complexly entangled in our common human blah blah blah can plumb the innermost recesses of another’s and so forth and so on?
~ Peter De Vries, Slouching Towards Kalamazoo
What a strange relief it was the first time I read that sentence. My God, I thought, I’m free. George Santayana had claimed that ‘between the laughing and the weeping philosopher there is no opposition,’ but De Vries proves it in a sentence.