But I like you.” He cleared his throat. “I like you first and second and third.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
The history of philosophy has always been the agent of power in philosophy, and even in thought. It has played the repressor’s role: how can you think without having read Plato, Descartes, Kant and Heidegger and so-and-so’s book on them? A formidable school of intimidation which manufactures specialists in thought—but which makes those who stay outside conform all the more to this specialism which they despise. An image of thought called philosophy has been formed historically and it stops people from thinking.
- Deleuze, ‘Dialogues’
…And there’s a big part of me that wishes I
never met you. I preferred the emptiness in me
when I didn’t know it was there.
- Beau Taplin || Vacancies
I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.
- Dylan Thomas