Al Green, “None But the Righteous,” live, Tokyo, 1987
I’ve got that Holy Ghost religion . . .
How much more sharply suffering probes the psyche than does psychology!
When we see ourselves on the brink of the precipice and it seems that God has abandoned us, we no longer hesitate to ask him for a miracle.
The kind of plagiarism which it is most difficult for any human individual to avoid (and even for whole nations, who persist in reproducing their faults and aggravate them in so doing) is self-plagiarism.
—Marcel Proust, The Fugitive (In Search of Lost Time,
v. 6; trans. Peter Collier)