How did Kalb endure the inconclusive events of his brain? The word fragments that were caught incessantly by his ear, his absorption of idiosyncratic time, bits of incidents, snippets of events? What made him suffer through this uninterrupted series of fragments? What made him experience these agonizing circumstances as normal?
Gerhard Roth, The Will to Sickness, 1973.
by the way, i only dare ingest small homeopathic doses of perceptions into my organism — a prearranged number of glittering eye and ear drops, as it were — the origin of these notes. i am preparing a slow disintegration of the external world inside my head, a dissolution of the persistence of this enforced perceptual automatism.
Gerhard Roth, The Autobiography of Albert Einstein, 1972.