Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 • No Comments on Obsessions and Private Mythology
At some point, I really want to examine this idea in depth, but I have a book to finish and no time for philosophical ramblings. But I read this and it just stuck with me.
Presumably all obsessions are extreme metaphors waiting to be born. That whole private mythology, in which I believe totally, is a collaboration between one’s conscious mind and those obsessions that, one by one, present themselves as stepping-stones.—J.G. Ballard, The Art of Fiction No. 85, The Paris Review