“It is has the tremendous adherence to itself, mute and immobile, of a stone sphinx in the desert, in our desert.
The sphinx calls itself God, Nature, History, Subject, Illusion, Existence, Phenomenon, Poiesis, Praxis ---
but it is always a single mass of stones, fugitive versions of the unique it is that no one utters.
For no one can utter it: Plato knew this already.”
~~Jean-Luc Nancy, “Abandoned Being,” The Birth to Presence, p.38.