“To know that one does not write for the other, that these things I am going to write will never cause me to be loved by the one I love, to know that writing compensates for nothing, sublimates nothing, that it is precisely there where you are not – this is the beginning of writing.” – ROLAND BARTHES ON GETTING OUTSIDE OF ONESELF THROUGH WRITING http://ift.tt/1N6kEb0

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“You ..can never see yourself except as an image; you never see your eyes unless they are dulled by the gaze they rest upon the mirror or the lens (I am interested in seeing my eyes only when they look at you): even and especially for your own body, you are condemned to the repertoire of its images.” – “But I never looked like that!” —How do you know? What is the “you” you might or might not look like? Where do you find it—by which morphological or expressive calibration? Where is your authentic body?

– ROLAND BARTHES

“one does not write for the other,..these things I am going to write will never cause me to be loved by the one I love (the other).. ..Writing compensates for nothing, sublimates nothing,..it is..there where you are not” – A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments – (via alterities’twin adieulacan) – Roland Barthes