almost scatterbrained

May 2, 2010 - Uncategorized


“To be with the one I love and to think of something else: this is how I have my best ideas, how I best invent what is necessary in my work. Likewise for the text: it produces, in me, the best pleasure if it manages to make itself heard indirectly; if, reading it, I am led to look up often, to listen to something else. I am not necessarily captivated by the text of pleasure; it can be an act that is slight, complex, tenuous, almost scatterbrained: a sudden movement of the head like a bird who understands nothing of what we hear, who hears what we do not understand.”

Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text (pg.24)

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