to do nothing is very difficult,

or; there is no such thing as silence – Just as Robert Wilson, I still find John Cage‘s Lecture on Nothing to be revolutionary new, this is how it begins (click on page to get a better view): Robert Wilson on Cage: To my mind Lecture on Nothing is text as music and theater, as philosophy &…

… for books have a way of influencing each other …

In “A Room of One’s Own” Virginia Woolf is saying: Fiction will be much the better for standing cheek by jowl with poetry and philosophy  … For books have a way of influencing each other. All of Woolf’s writing (according to Hermione Lee) goes in for this mixing and merging of genres: fiction, history, biography,…