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I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me. Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text (1973). (via hirundinem)

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There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest. Anaïs Nin
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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anaïs Nin
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You are the knife I turn inside myself; that is love. That, my dear, is love. Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena.  (via reap)

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