"17. because identifying so completely with someone else can only happen by abandoning yourself, the schizophrenic panics and retreats abruptly from these connections. connect and cut. connecticut. schizophrenics reach beyond the parameters of language into the realm of pure coincidence. freed from signifying logic, time spreads out in all directions…schizophrenia is metaphysics-brut. the schizophrenic leaves the body, transcends himself, herself, outside any system of belief. freedom equals panic because without belief there is no language. when you’ve lost yourself to empathy, a total shutdown is the only way back in. and when does empathy turn into dissolution?"