I hope it is ok for me to transcribe and type out this snippet from a video I have been watching.
Pierre Joris was talking about the poetry of Paul Celan. The talk was given on 3rd December 2013, last Tuesday.
"...you do not learn to use the language. Language uses you. You enter language. Language was there before. When you die, language goes on. So you are only in there for a given moment. Language is always there up and beyond you."
Wow. When he said that the room went all quiet. That was the most breathtaking moment of the whole talk.