Jeff VanderMeer on the futility of language

"Perhaps so many journals had piled up in the lighthouse because on some level most came, in time, to recognize the futility of language. Not just in Area X but against the rightness of the lived-in moment, the instant of touch, of connection, for which words were such a sorrowful disappointment, so inadequate an expression of both the finite and the infinite."

From Acceptance, book 3 of
Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer