“Love is ..a quest + sex is the hope, is the initiation, the way by which love can transcend itself. ..Sex is not just ..gymnastics” – source: Alterities – CATHERINE BREILLAT
“ambivalence is the way we recognise that someone or something has become significant to us” – Adam Phillips
“I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved.” – http://ift.tt/1vJojVX
– OLIVER SACKS in Feb.2015 after learning he has terminal cancer
“The aim of revenge is to never feel dependance again.” – Missing Out – Adam Phillips
“Caring is ..centre of calm.” – F. R. Scott [on caring as awareness of lack and as ability to live without excess], Scott taught law at McGill and ‘married an artist in 1928. They where still together in 1981, when Scott died. A friend said, they were “something very different – something creative in the art of living”’.
“I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved” – I shall no longer pay any attention to politics or arguments about global warming. This is not indifference but detachment — I still care deeply about the Middle East, about global warming, about growing inequality, but these are no longer my business; they belong to the future.
– OLIVER SACKS on his terminal cancer