The greatness — and also the abyss — of human potentiality is that it is first of all potential not to act, potential for darkness.

Giorgio Agamben: Potentialities. Found via Caterina Fake’s post on its appearance in Cabinet through Paul Lafarge’s essay on the color black, which alighted on Giorgio’s observation and employed it to characterize the color black as one that conveys a sense of freedom, as in, to act or not.