Excerpt from a book

Just because I came through this bit in the train to work & thought of posting it here:

"It´s too ridiculous to take seriously and too serious to be ridiculous. And it´s activating - reactivating- the very state of mind that I´ve been working for months now to shake off. You know what´s at the heart of the misery of a breakdown? Me-itis. Microcosmosis. Drowning in the tiny tub of yourself."

from, Operation Shylock: a confession, Philip Roth, 1993.