Would there be this eternal seeking if the found existed?
— Antonio Porchia, Voices (via journalofanobody)
But there is a third mode of trancendence: in it language simply ceases, and the motion of spirit gives no further outward manifestation of its being. The poet enters into silence. Here the word borders not on radiance or music, but on night.
— George Steiner, from the essay “Silence and the Poet,” in Language and Silence: Essays on Language, Literature, and the Inhuman (Atheneum, 1967)