“The thought of suicide often is what helps people not to kill themselves. Their melancholy is then “a dam against suicide”, saving them from the darkness by making themselves a place within the darkness.” – ANDRE VANTINO on Maurice Blondel’s opus magnum from 1893. The quote is citing Julia Kristeva http://ift.tt/1NPDTDj

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“Negation is tied to language. When I first begin, I do not speak in order to say something, rather a nothing demands to speak, nothing speaks, nothing finds its being in speech and the being of speech is nothing.” – Maurice Blanchot, “Literature and the Right to Death” – “Language can only begin with the void; no fullness, no certainty can ever speak; something essential is lacking in anyone who expresses himself.” – M.Blanchot