Mirrors – Nabokov

‘For I do not exist: there exist but the thousands of mirrors that reflect me. With every acquaintance I make, the population of phantoms resembling me increases. Somewhere they live, somewhere they multiply. I alone do not exist.’

Quote from The Eye by Vladimir Nabokov, found on Richard Kadrey’s Damn Tumblr. Interesting to see this today after last night’s reading group meeting and talk of networks and mirrors. Also makes me think of quantum computing, the acquaintances collapsing into one that holds a perfect image of Nabokov behind their eyelids. Would be especially interesting if it turned out that Nabokov, indeed, did not exist.

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