While we tend to conceive of the operations of the mind as unified and transparent, they’re actually chaotic and opaque. There’s no invisible boss in the brain, no central meaner, no unitary self in command of our activities and utterances. There’s no internal spectator of a Cartesian theater in our heads to applaud the march of consciousness across its stage. Collage’s parts always seem to be competing for a place in some unfinished scene. The law of mosaics: how to deal with parts in the absence of wholes.
Shields, David. Reality Hunger (Kindle Locations 1568-1574). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.