December 2012

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La rebelión consiste en mirar una rosa hasta pulverizarse los ojos.
-Alejandra Pizarnik



Because no one has more thirst for earth, for blood, and for ferocious sexuality than the creatures who inhabit cold mirrors
-Alejandra Pizarnik



Aun si digo sol y luna y estrella me refiero a cosas que me suceden. ¿Y qué deseaba yo? Deseaba un silencio perfecto. Por eso hablo.
-Alejandra Pizarnik



Melancholia is, I believe, a musical problem: a dissonance, a change in rhythm. While on the outside everything happens with the vertiginous rhythm of a cataract, on the inside is the exhausted adagio of drops of water falling from time to tired time. For this reason the outside, seen from the melancholic inside, appears absurd and unreal, and constitutes 'the farce we all must play'. But for an instant - because of a wild music, or a drug, or the sexual act carried to its climax - the very slow rhythm of the melancholic soul does not only rise to that of the outside world: it overtakes it with an ineffably blissful exorbitance, and the soul then thrills animated by delirious new energías
-Alejandra Pizarnik



Recibe este rostro mío, mudo, mendigo. Recibe este amor que te pido. Recibe lo que hay en mí que eres tú.
-Alejandra Pizarnik


"An unchangeable colour rules over the melancholic: his dwelling is a space the colour of mourning. Nothing happens in it. No one intrudes. It is a bare stage where the inert I is assisted by the I suffering from that inertia. The latter wishes to free the former, but all efforts fail, as Theseus would have failed had he been not only himself but also the Minotaur; to kill him then, he would have had to kill himself
-Alejandra Pizarnik



Daughter, I'm not crying now because I'm fed up or regret that the Lord created me a woman. No, it's not that. It's just that I'm sad about my life and my youth that have come and gone without my knowing how to live them really and truly as a woman.
-Alifa Rifaat, from Distant View of a Minaret

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