"Far from seeing in this aporia of the dream and of memory a limit or weakness, we should instead recognize it for what it is: a prophecy regarding the very structure of consciousness itself. It is not that what we have experienced and then forgotten now returns imperfectly to consciousness, but rather that we enter at that point into what has never been, into forgetfulness as the home of consciousness."

- Giorgio Agamben
from Idea of Prose (trans. Michael Sullivan & Sam Whitsitt)