this needs to be posted during any and all debates.
"She lives the poetry she cannot write"
Oscar Wilde (via c-ovet)
Carved door panel, Timurid period, late 15th century
Present-day Uzbekistan, Samarqand
“This door is said to have been found in a secular building in Khokand, in present-day Uzbekistan. The intricate carvings of interlaced vine scrolls seen here may be compared to similar relief decoration in stone carvings of the fifteenth century and to contemporary manuscript illuminations. The establishment of royal workshops throughout Iran during the fifteenth century fueled a unity of design across media, resulting in the emergence of common regional design vocabularies.”
"I like you; your eyes are full of language."
Anne Sexton, from a letter to Anne Clarke dated 3 July 1964 (via frontrouge)
“I don’t want to live - I want to love first, and live incidentally.”
— Zelda to Scott, 1919
"‘Leaving room for the other’ does not mean ‘I have to make room for the other.’ The other is in me before me: the ego (even the collective ego) implies alterity as its own condition. There is no ‘I’ that ethically makes room for the other, but rather an ‘I’ that is structured by the alterity within it, an ‘I’ that is itself in a state of self-deconstruction, of dislocation. This is why I hesitated just now to use the word ‘ethical.’ This gesture is the possibility of the ethical but is not simply the ethical, which is why I speak of the messianic: the other is there in any case, it will arrive if it wants, but before me, before I could have foreseen it."
Jacques Derrida, “I Have A Taste For The Secret” (via hookedonsemiotics)