Michel Foucault | interview with Italian journalist Duccio Trombadore, quoted in Ann Laura Stoler’s Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things Comforting. Also articulates why I find it difficult to express thesis ideas in a prospectus because I’m all questions and hunches … (via derica)

If I had to write a book to communicate what I have already thought, I’d never have courage to begin it. I write precisely because I don’t know yet what to think about a subject that attracts my interest… When I write I do it above all to change myself and not to think the same thing as before