Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Sleep as consequence of every exhaustion, exhaustion as consequence of every excessive excitement-

The necessity for sleep, the deification and adoration of the very concept "sleep" in all pessimistic religions and philosophies-

The exhaustion is in this case a racial exhaustion: sleep, regarded psychologically, is only a symbol of a much deeper and longer compulsion to rest-

In practice it is death that works so seductively behind the image of its brother, sleep-