Karin Székessy et Paul Wunderlich - Mau und Mann, 1967
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Pierre Jahan for Sensations n°1, June 1948
In order to reach the limits of ecstasy in which we lose ourselves in bliss we must always set an immediate boundary to it: horror. Not only can pain, my own or that of other people, carry me nearer to the moment when horror will seize hold of me and bring me to a state of bordering on delirium, but there is no kind of repugnance whose affinity with desire I do not discern. Horror is sometimes confused with fascination, but if it cannot suppress and destroy the element of fascination it will reinforce it. Danger has a paralysing effect, but if it is a mild danger it can excite desire. We can only reach a state of ecstasy when we are conscious of death and annihilation, even if remotely.
Pierre Angelique [Georges Bataille], Madame Edwarda, 3rd ed., 1956.
Alain Fleischer- Miroirs-Tiroirs II, 1980
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