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Mysterious paradox: time, motionless here, gallops out there...


“Mysterious paradox: time, motionless here, gallops out there. In my contracted world, the hours drag on but the months flash by.” - Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

“Mysterious paradox: time, motionless here, gallops out there. In my contracted world, the hours drag on but the months flash by.” - Jean-Dominique Bauby


Jean-Dominique Bauby quote from The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Bauby was a French journalist, author and editor who suffered a massive stroke in 1995 that left him with locked-in syndrome - a rare neurological condition that left his mind clear and alert but his body completely paralyzed. He could not move a muscle except for his left eyelid.

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