A la recherche du temps perdu

"But since bringing things together is a metaphor, and sensation implies a body, Proustian time, which brings together the sensations imprinted in signs, is a metamorphosis… a space where words and their dark, unconscious manifestations contribute to the weaving of the world’s unbroken flesh, of which I is a part. I as writer; I as reader; I living, loving and dying."
—  Julia Kristeva, Proust and the Sense of Time, trans. Stephen Bann