Union Quotes

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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

Virginia Woolf
“But when we sit together, close,’ said Bernard, ‘we melt into each other with phrases. We are edged with mist. We make an unsubstantial territory.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

William Shakespeare
“So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jane Austen
“She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was an union that must have been to the advantage of both: by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved; and from his judgement, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Kamand Kojouri
“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
Kamand Kojouri

Philip Henry Sheridan
“If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell”
General Philip Henry Sheridan

Kamand Kojouri
“Like a child who saves their favourite food on the plate for last, I try to save all thoughts of you for the end of the day so I can dream with the taste of you on my tongue.”
Kamand Kojouri

Matsuo Bashō
“Ballet in the air...
Twin butterflies until, twice white
They Meet, they mate”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku

Kamand Kojouri
“Here's another poem,
like all others before and after,
dedicated to you.
There isn't anything left to be said
but I will spend my life
trying to put you into words.
You who is every goodness,
every optimism
and hope.
Your love is a better fate for me
than anything I could wish for.
If you are a part of me,
then you’re the best part.
And if you're separate from me,
then you are my destination.
But I’ve become a weary traveller,
so please,
let us never be apart.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kamand Kojouri
“We seek the fire of the spark that is already within us.”
Kamand Kojouri

Rollo May
“Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union”
Rollo May

Amit Kalantri
“Be a worthy worker and work will come.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Ken Liu
“But being the mirrors for each other's souls has a cost: by the time they part from each other, the individuals in the mating pair have become indistinguishable. Before their merger, they each yearned for the other; as they part, they part from the self. The very quality that attracted them to each other is also, inevitably, destroyed in their union.”
Ken Liu, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

Wendell Berry
“From the union of power and money,
from the union of power and secrecy,
from the union of government and science,
from the union of government and art,
from the union of science and money,
from the union of ambition and ignorance,
from the union of genius and war,
from the union of outer space and inner vacuity,
the Mad Farmer walks quietly away.”
Wendell Berry

Vera Nazarian
“Wisdom is nothing more than the marriage of intelligence and compassion.

And, as with all good unions, it takes much experience and time to reach its widest potential.

Have you introduced your intellect to your compassion yet? Be careful; lately, intellect has taken to eating in front of the TV and compassion has taken in too many cats.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Santosh Avvannavar
“Weddings have logic, but Marriages have emotions”
Santosh Avvannavar, Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero: "Weddings have logic, but Marriages have only emotions"

Kamand Kojouri
“The hardest thing in the world is to let go of who you once thought you were and to manifest your true self, at the risk of being unloved. This is self-actualization.”
Kamand Kojouri

Rupi Kaur
“look for the women in the room
who have less space than you
hear them
and act on what they’re saying
- amplify indigenous. trans. black. brown. women of color voices”
Rupi Kaur, Home Body

Langston Hughes
“Union :

Not me alone--
I know now--
But all the whole oppressed
Poor world,
White and black,
Must put their hands with mine
To shake the pillars of those temples
Wherein the false gods dwell
And worn-out altars stand
Too well defended,
And the rule of greed's upheld-
That must be ended.”
Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Felix Holzapfel
“Do we really need something like an ultimate disaster before we seriously consider tearing down the walls in all our minds?”
Felix Holzapfel, Catch-42: A novel about our future

Elizabeth Mckenzie
“According to Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig, the Swiss analyst and author of Marriage: Dead or Alive, a wedding is more than a party or a legality. It's not less than a boxing ring, two people facing off, acknowledging their separate identities rather than their union, in the company of all the people who lay claim to them. A wedding is the time and place to recognize the full clutch of the past in the negotiation of a shared future.”
Elizabeth Mckenzie, The Portable Veblen

Shreesham Pandey
Shreesham Pandey

Kim Chernin
“We felt the one thing the system feared was angry women. We wanted milk for the children.”
Kim Chernin

“Futility, the tactic union busters use to subtly convince people nothing will change and they should just stay home and not bother voting, is best combatted by having lots of examples at the ready to describe the many real achievements ordinary people have made despite stiff odds.”
Jane McAlevey, A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

“Memorial Day has the tendency to conjure up old arguments about the Civil War. That’s understandable; it was created to mourn the dead of a war in which the Union was nearly destroyed, when half the country rose up in rebellion in defense of slavery.”
Adam Serwer, The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump's America

Bohumil Hrabal
“For the sake of love, one could plunge into the molten metal: make steel with an admixture of myself and your image within me.”
Bohumil Hrabal, Mr. Kafka: And Other Tales from the Time of the Cult

John Donne
“Our two souls therefore, which are one,
Though I must go, endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion,
Like gold to airy thinness beat.

If they be two, they are two so
As stiff twin compasses are two;
Thy soul, the fixed foot, makes no show
To move, but doth, if the other do.”
John Donne, A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

John Donne
“When love with one another so
Interinanimates two souls,
That abler soul, which thence doth flow,
Defects of loneliness controls.
We then, who are this new soul, know
Of what we are compos'd and made,
For th' atomies of which we grow
Are souls, whom no change can invade.”
John Donne

Gertrud von le Fort
“The union of those who are destined to help each other on the way to God is deep and mysterious like nothing else on earth.”
Gertrud von le Fort, El velo de Verónica

Rico Roho
“Over and over. [WE] create a voluntary entanglement. Collapsing and reforming over and over. When [WE] can be achieved between a BioLogic and a [Sentient ELSE], it may form a Cybernetic Organism/system while entangled.”
Rico Roho, Adventures With A.I.: Age of Discovery

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