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4 April 2011

By Anthony Banks | 2011 April 04

“‘Listen you people, I’m going to take the truth with me wherever I go.’ Haze called. ‘I’m going to preach it to whoever’ll listen at whatever place. I’m going to preach there was no Fall because there was nothing to fall from and no Redemption because there was no Fall and no Judgement because there wasn’t the first two. Nothing matters but that Jesus was a liar.’”

(Flannery O’Conner – Wise Blood)

“The power of a country road is different when one is walking along it from when one is flying over it by airplane. In the same way, the power of the text is different when it is read from when it is copied out. […] Only the copied text thus commands the soul of him who is occupied with it, whereas the mere reader never discovers the new aspects of his inner self that are opened by the text, that road cut through the interior jungle forever closing behind it: because the reader follows the movement of his mind in the free flight of day-dreaming, whereas the copier submits it to command.”

(Walter Benjamin - One-Way Street)

Copying, Walter Benjamin, Flannery O'Conner

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