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  • #1
    Roland Barthes
    “...what I enjoy in a narrative is not directly its content or even its structure, but rather the abrasions I impose upon the fine surface: I read on, I skip, I look up, I dip in again. Which has nothing to do with the deep laceration the text of bliss inflicts upon language itself, and not upon the simple temporality of its reading.”
    Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text

  • #2
    Roland Barthes
    “I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.”
    Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text

  • #3
    Roland Barthes
    “...language is never innocent.”
    Roland Barthes

  • #4
    Roland Barthes
    “Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it.”
    Roland Barthes

  • #5
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #6
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #7
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #8
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #9
    Jalaluddin Rumi
    “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
    Jalaluddin Rumi

  • #10
    Anne Lamott
    “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it.”
    Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life



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