What I know is what I am

“. . . You want me to tell you what I know.

“Oh, Kenneth, Kenneth, believe me — there’s nothing I’d rather do! I want like hell to tell you. But I can’t. I quite literally can’t. Because, don’t you see, what I know is what I am? And I can’t tell you that. You have to find it out for yourself. I’m like a book you have to read. A book can’t read itself to you. It doesn’t even know what it’s about. I don’t know what I’m about.”

— Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

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