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Lustmord by Jenny Holzer, 1993
Photograph by Alan Richardson
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When it’s in a book I don’t think it’ll hurt any more …exist any more. One of the things writing does is wipe things out. Replace them.
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All writing is filth.
To know that one does not write for the other, to know that these things I am going to write will never cause me to be loved by the one I love (the other), to know that writing compensates for nothing, sublimates nothing, that it is precisely there where you are not—this is the beginning of writing.
For me, the word writing is the exact opposite of the word waiting. Instead of waiting, there is writing. Well, I’m probably wrong — it’s possible that writing is another form of waiting, of delaying things. I’d like to think otherwise. … The truth is, reading is always more important than writing.
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To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking—and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a way, to silence it. I bring to this incessant speech the decisiveness, the authority of my own silence.
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A book is a small cog in a much more complex, external machinery. Writing is a flow among others; it enjoys no special privilege and enters into relationships of current and countercurrent, of back-wash with other flows - the flows of shit, sperm, speech, action, eroticism, money, politics, etc. Like Bloom, writing on the sand with one hand and masturbating with the other - two flows in what relationship?
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Each night about this time he puts on sadness like a garment and goes on writing.
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In class, one day, she was bitten by a mosquito and became unruly. Her teacher made her stay after school.
From the series Re-Visions by Marcia Resnick, 1976-1977
Marcel Marïen - untitled ( l’eveil ) ,1950s
via la FIAC
René Magritte, Le Portrait de Paul Éluard, 1936
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Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard.
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I really believe that if I were not a writer, not a creator, not an experimenter, I might have been a very faithful wife.
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