Kierkegaard’s Dash

       “I have just now come from a party where I was its life and soul; witticisms streamed from my lips, everyone laughed and admired me, but I went away — yes, the dash should be as long as the radius of the earth’s orbit ——————————— and wanted to shoot myself.”

     Upon first reading of this quote, most people notice the incongruence Kierkegaard illustrates in his personal journal.