"Days (...) are not long in shape, that shape of things which have aims: the arrow, the road, the running man. Their shape is round, the shape of things that are eternal and static: the sun, the world, God (...). Civilised people all (...) say that days are long. No, the days are round. We are going towards nothing, precisely because we are going towards everything, and everything is achieved from the moment we have all our senses ready to feel. The days are fruits and our role is to eat them...to make them our spiritual flesh and our soul, to live. Living has no other meaning than this."
from 'Rondeurs des jours', quoted by Jean-Claude Ellena in his book 'Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent'