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Hugo has often been called an idealist. I would prefer a theoretician, though of peculiar kind. He lacked both the practical interests and the self-conscious moral seriousness of those who are usually dubbed idealists. He was the most purely objective and detached person I had ever met-only in him detachment shows less like a virtue and more like a shear gift of nature, a thing of which he was quite unaware.
He was interested in everything and interested in the theory of everything, but in a peculiar way. Everything had a theory but no master theory. It was rather perhaps that of each thing he met he wanted to know the nature-and seemed to approach this question in each instance with an absolute freshness of mind.
"There is sth fishy about describing people's feelings, all these descriptions are so dramatic. Things are falsified from the start. The only hope to be accurate is to avoid saying it, as soon as starting to describe, I am done for. The language just won't let you present it as it really was. One couldn't give such a description at the time without seeing that it was untrue. All one could say would be perhaps sth about one's heart beating. BUt if one said one was apprehensive this could only be to try to make an impression-it would for EFFECT, it would be a lie."
"One make far too many concessions to the need to communicate. All the time when I speak to you, I am saying not precisely what I think, but what will impress you and make you respond. In fact, one's so used to this one hardly sees it.
"The whole language is a machine for making falsehoods."
"When I really speak the truth the words fall from my mouth absolutely dead, and I see complete blankness in the face of the other person."
"I suppose actions don't lie."引自 Four
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