“‘Race prejudice of any kind is a neurosis, and it is doubtful whether argument can either increase or diminish it, but the net effect of books of this kind, if they have an effect, is probably to make antisemitism slightly more prevalent than it was before,’ Orwell writes.” – http://ift.tt/1ZBuJ4f
“using the phone for the first time, Marcel (the narrator of the novel) talks to his grandmother. ..Voice is subtracted from ..the body to which it belongs, out of which it emerges as an autonomous partial object, an organ which can magically survive without the body whose organ it is” – it is as if it stands “alone beside me, seen, without the mask of her face.” This subtraction withdraws it from (our ordinary) reality into the virtual domain of the real, where it persists as an undead specter haunting the subject.
– SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1Cjf391
“unable to love, we yearn to be loved” – MILAN KUNDERA http://ift.tt/1EDbomp
“we find ourselves wanting everything ..because we are dangerously near to wanting nothing.” – Draft of a letter to Richard Sassoon – SYLVIA PLATH http://ift.tt/1GWf9Vj
“That’s the mistake I made, one of the mistakes, to have wanted a story for myself, whereas life alone is enough.” – SAMUEL BECKETT http://ift.tt/1QvSqX8
“What would I be without the End? A man whose madness signified nothing, spoke of nothing. A symptom without a disease” – utterlyspurious.twitter.com – LARS IYER http://ift.tt/1cywa0C