'But isn't the word the very thing that has taken control over our inner life? The fact that I lack words here: doesn't this mean that I am loosing myself? A curious notion: If a Cassandra were to appear now - and from the looks of things she must exist among the women here - I would not recognize her, because I would not understand her speech.'
Wolf, Christa, 1984. Conditions of a narrative. In: Wolf, Christa, 1984. Cassandra: a novel and four essays. Translated from German by Jan van Heurck. London: Virago., p.161