'Things separate from their stories have no meaning. They are only shapes. Of a certain size and color. A certain weight. When their meaning has become lost to us they no longer even have a name. The story on the other hand can never be lost from its place in the world for it is that place. And that is what was to be found there. The corridor. The tale. And like all corridors it ultimately told one story only, for there is only one to tell.'
The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy
Stories and Things