"Do you want to hear my story?" said the head.
"I've already said so more than once" I said.
"My story" said the head "you must pay for it,
There is a price if I tell it"
"What's the price?" I said.
"The price is that if I tell it, you'll know it,"
said the head.
"You won't be able to get it out
of your mind, it doesn't stop, it just goes on
happening with whoever falls into it, maybe you."
(Russel Hoban, A conversation with the head of Orpheus)