“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
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“Do you know what a poem is, Esther?”
"No, what?" I would say.
"A piece of dust."
Then, just as he was smiling and starting to look proud, I would say, ‘So are the cadavers you cut up. So are the people you think you’re curing. They’re dust as dust as dust. I reckon a good poem lasts a whole lot longer than a hundred of those people put together.’
And of course Buddy wouldn’t have any answer to that, because what I said was true. People were made of nothing so much as dust, and I couldn’t see that doctoring all that dust was a bit better than writing poems people would remember and repeat to themselves when they were unhappy or sick or couldn’t sleep.
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar