• And so it was when anyone tried to speak: their minds would become tangled in remembrance. Words became floods of thought with no beginning or end, and would drown the speaker before he could reach the life raft of the point he was trying to make. It was impossible to remember what one meant, what, after all of the words, was intended.

    Jonathan Safran Foer (2013). “Everything Is Illuminated”, p.261, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt