letter & meaning

It's always words that undress you.

“Is the scene always visual? It can be aural, the frame can be linguistic: I can fall in love with a sentence spoken to me: and not only because it says something which manages to touch my desire, but because of its syntactical turn (framing), which will inhabit me like a memory.”

—    Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse  (via faessbender)

(Source: 199714424, via faessbender)

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Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

(via aseaofquotes)

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

—   Zora Neale Hurston

(Source: observando)

“Yes, I read. I have that absurd habit. I like beautiful poems, moving poetry, and all the beyond of that poetry. I am extraordinarily sensitive to those poor, marvelous words left in our dark night by a few men I never knew.”

—   Louis Aragon, Treatise on Style  (via mirroir)

(Source: observando, via mirroir)

twust:

stupid people

thank god for the italics, otherwise i wouldn’t have understood the analogy.

twust:

stupid people

thank god for the italics, otherwise i wouldn’t have understood the analogy.

(via art-of-observation)

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”

—   Sylvia Plath (via ohannibal)

(Source: featherandarrow, via faessbender)

“To give a reason is to go through a process of calculation, and to ask for a reason is to ask how one arrived at the result.
The chain of reasons comes to an end, that is, one cannot always give a reason for a reason. But this does not make the reasoning less valid. The answer to the question, Why are you frightened?, involves a hypothesis if a strong cause is given. But, there is no hypothetical element in a calculation.”

—   Ludwig Wittgenstein, from Wittgenstein’s Lectures: Cambridge, 1932-1935.

“And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices.”

—   Joyce Carol Oates
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Edouard Levé, Suicide

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Edouard Levé, Suicide

(Source: aseaofquotes)

“No, I’m not ok. But I haven’t been ok since I was 11, maybe 12. I am still here though.
I’m still breathing. For me, sometimes, that will have to be enough.”