“It is a question posed in a moment of quiet restlessness, at midnight, when there is no longer anything to ask. It was asked before; it was always being asked, but too indirectly or obliquely; the question was too artificial, too abstract. Instead of being seized by it, those who asked the question set it out and controlled it in passing. They were not sober enough. There was too much desire to do philosophy to wonder what it was, except as a stylistic exercise.

– Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari, What is philosophy?

In the Translators’ Introduction Hugh Tomlinson writes that the book “resembles a manifesto produced under the slogan, Philosophers of the world, create!” I quite like that.