Sunday, August 06, 2006

Thomas Bernhard's house



I prefer to be alone. That's my ideal condition. My house is really a great prison. I like bare walls. Bare and cold. That's best for my work. And my books, my writings, are just like that. Sometimes I think the individual chapters are like the individual rooms in the house. The walls are alive. The pages are like walls. Look at a white wall really hard. It's not white. It's not bare. If you're alone for long periods, if you're used to being alone, schooled in it, then wherever ordinary people see nothing, you'll start to discover more and more.

1 comment:

  1. "you'll start to discover more and more" - amazing.....

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