(it) is the Ballast that chains a Dog to his Vomit

Breathing is habit. Life is habit. Or rather life is a suc­ces­sion of habits, since the in­di­vid­ual is a suc­ces­sion of in­di­vid­u­als&hel­lip;
faux quo­ta­tion from Beckett, Samuel. Proust. — London: Chatto & Windus, 1931; New York: Grove, 1957