On identity

"In the midst of excitement (and this at a moment of spontaneity when the true self is speaking) Jaromil discarded his own speech and chose to act as a medium for someone else. Moreover, he did so with a sense of intense pleasure; he felt himself to be part if a thousand-headed multitude, one organ of a hydra-headed dragon, and that seemed magnificent."

Life is Elsewhere, Milan Kundera, p.128