the entrance into life’s so narrow and the exit’s so wide and what’s in the middle is too short to learn the meaning of detraque

At the same time that an author is designated, thought is subjected to an image and writing is made an activity different from life, having its end in itself … in order to serve ends against life.

– Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, Dialogues II, trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam, Continuum, London, 2006, p. 19

Ageing quick, according to Fanny, is not to age precociously, on the contrary, it would be that patience which really allows the grasping of all the speeds which pass.

– Ibid., p. 24

A flight is a sort of delirium. To be delirious [delirer] is exactly to go off the rails (as in deconner – to say absurd things, etc).

– (Cf., the category detraque in these posts.) Ibid., p. 30