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  • #1
    Roland Barthes
    “I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.”
    Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text


  • #2
    Roland Barthes
    “Am I in love? --yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn't wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover's fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits.”
    Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse: Fragments


  • #3
    Roland Barthes
    “Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.”
    Roland Barthes


  • #4
    Roland Barthes
    “Ultimately — or at the limit — in order to see a photograph well, it is best to look away or close your eyes. 'The necessary condition for an image is sight,'Janouch told Kafka; and Kafka smiled and replied: 'We photograph things in order to drive them out of our minds. My stories are a way of shutting my eyes.”
    Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography


  • #5
    Roland Barthes
    “To try to write love is to confront the muck of language; that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive (by the limitless expansion of the ego, by emotive submersion) and impoverished (by the codes on which love diminishes and levels it).”
    Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse: Fragments


  • #6
    Roland Barthes
    “You see the first thing we love is a scene. For love at first sight requires the very sign of its suddenness; and of all things, it is the scene which seems to be seen best for the first time: a curtain parts and what had not yet ever been seen is devoured by the eyes: the scene consecrates the object I am going to love. The context is the constellation of elements, harmoniously arranged that encompass the experience of the amorous subject...

    Love at first sight is always spoken in the past tense. The scene is perfectly adapted to this temporal phenomenon: distinct, abrupt, framed, it is already a memory (the nature of a photograph is not to represent but to memorialize)... this scene has all the magnificence of an accident: I cannot get over having had this good fortune: to meet what matches my desire.

    The gesture of the amorous embrace seems to fulfill, for a time, the subject's dream of total union with the loved being: The longing for consummation with the other... In this moment, everything is suspended: time, law, prohibition: nothing is exhausted, nothing is wanted: all desires are abolished, for they seem definitively fulfilled... A moment of affirmation; for a certain time, though a finite one, a deranged interval, something has been successful: I have been fulfilled (all my desires abolished by the plenitude of their satisfaction).”
    Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse: Fragments


  • #7
    Roland Barthes
    “As a jealous man, I suffer four times over: because I am jealous, because I blame myself for being so, because I fear that my jealousy will wound the other, because I allow myself to be subject to a banality: I suffer from being excluded, from being aggressive, from being crazy, and from being common.”
    Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse: Fragments


  • #8
    Roland Barthes
    “…the book creates meaning, the meaning creates life.”
    Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text


  • #9
    Roland Barthes
    “اللغة ليست زاداً من المواد، بقدر ما هي أفق.”
    Roland Barthes


  • #10
    Roland Barthes
    “A light without shadow generates an emotion without reserve.”
    Roland Barthes, Mythologies




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