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Jean Genet

    Liammembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    The room smells of whore.
    Liammembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    When he walked by, Darling was smoking, and a slit of abandon in the woman's hardness of soul chanced just then to be open, a slit that catches the hook cast by innocent looking objects.
    Liammembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    . . . It is regrettable (in a minor key; then, continuing in the major) . . . it is regrettable . . .”
    Jenniformembuat kutipantahun lalu
    If, however, you are able to see at the seam the thin line separating the enveloping myth from the enveloped myth, you will discover the truth, which is terrifying. That is why I do not fear to call this book, the most beautiful that Genet has written, the Dichtung und Wahrheit of homosexuality.

    Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jenniformembuat kutipantahun lalu
    I call regard all flowers without pity; they are members of my family.
    Jenniformembuat kutipantahun lalu
    “If something happens,” I said to myself, “it will be the appearance of a unicorn. Such a moment and such a place can only produce a unicorn.”
    Jenniformembuat kutipantahun lalu
    “When I walk along the street,” I wondered, “am I being envied by the loveliest and wealthiest of señoritas? What roguish prince, what infanta in rags, can walk about and have so handsome a lover?”
    Jenniformembuat kutipantahun lalu
    I am escaping from the reformatory, taking tiny steps, frightened not at the idea of being caught but of being the prey of freedom;
    Jenniformembuat kutipantahun lalu
    I refuse to live for any other end than the very one which I found to contain the first misfortune: that my life must be a legend, in other words, legible, and the reading of it must give birth to a certain new emotion which I call poetry. I am no longer anything, only a pretext.
    Jenniformembuat kutipantahun lalu
    His speech was clipped. He was afraid that if he lengthened the syllables his whole soul might droop
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