A la recherche du temps perdu

"When one of my Japanese teacups is broken, I imagine that the real cause was not the careless hand of a maid but the anxieties of the figures inhabiting the curves of that porcelain. Their grim decision to commit suicide doesn’t shock me: they used the maid as one of us might use a gun."
—  Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via ohwhitemare; blankbook)

(Source: colourwars)