“No, I know nobody, I am nobody, I know nothing, and feel closest to the “Que sais-je?” motto . In Jewish law, if one doesn’t know, you are required to say: I do not know. But agoraphobes pride themselves on going out into space. I love that sentence about things being related to me, because my psychiatrist and I would both see this as a defect. I have been therefore the Narcissus who is always also already Zelig among the icons. ”

The Terror of the Poet – David Shapiro in conversation with Kent Johnson