Lipton’s Journal/January 31, 1955/373
Word echoes: If and Is. If—I fuck. To fuck is the state of the if. One enters new possibilities. If one could do this, then one could do that. But the fuck both actual and in fantasy expresses the desires of everyone, of common people to use the 19th century expression, to have another superior existence. That is the ‘if’. Is is being, it is ‘I’ wedded to the ‘s’ which is society. “Is” contains the heart of the problem of man’s existence. He exists both in himself and in society.