BEN MARCUS: to understand something is to compromise it

The true Jewish teaching is not for wide consumption; is not for groups; is not to be polluted by even a single gesture of communication. Spreading messages dilutes them. Even understanding them is a compromise. Language kills itself, spires inside its host. Language acts as an acid over its message. If you no longer care about an idea or feeling, then put it into language; that will certainly be the last of it, a fitting end. Language is another word for coffin.

Ben Marcus, from The Flame Alphabet

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