Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes

French structuralist and semiotician
I have not a desire but a need for solitude.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is not the most erotic portion of a body where the garment gapes? In perversion (which is the realm of textual pleasure) there are no "erogenous zones" (a foolish expression, besides); it is intermittence, as psychoanalysis has so rightly stated, which is erotic: the intermittence of skin flashing between two articles of clothing (trousers and sweater), between two edges (the open-necked shirt, the glove and the sleeve); it is this flash itself which seduces, or rather: the staging of an appearance-as-disappearance.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Other countries drink to get drunk, and this is accepted by everyone; in France, drunkenness is a consequence, never an intention. A drink is felt as the spinning out of a pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philtre, it is also the leisurely act of drinking.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time.More Roland Barthes quotes [10/11/2011 10:10:28]
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.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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