Blanchot Infinite Conversation

.... 'We believe that we think the strange and the foreign, but in reality we never think anything but the familiar; we think not the distant, but the close that measures it. And so again, when we speak of impossibility, it is possibility alone that, providing it with a reference, already sarcastically brings impossibility under its rule. Will we ever, then, come to pose a question such as: what is impossibility (impuissance), this non power that would not be the simple negation of power? Or will we ask ourselves: how can we discover the obscure?; how can it be brought into the open? What would this experience of the obscure be, whereby the obscure would give itself in its obscurity?'

Blanchot Infinite Conversation p 44

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