"And do you remember how you felt the very first time you entertained the notion that you and your universe are constituted by language -- that reality is a cultural construct, a 'text' whose meaning is determined by infinite associations with other 'texts'?" (Jenny Jones, on the Perils of Theory.) "It was impossible for me to experience life with any emotional intensity. I couldn't control the irony anymore. I perceived my own feelings as if they were in quotes." [via Erik Benson]