Thomas Bernhard On Self Observation

Thomas BernhardThomas Bernhard (February 09, 1931 – February 12, 1989)

If we observe ourselves, we are never observing ourselves but someone else. Thus we can never talk about self-observation, [for then] we are talking as someone we never are when we are not observing ourselves, and thus when we observe ourselves we are never observing the person we intended to observe but someone else.