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Jean Genet

    Jenniforhas quoted2 years ago
    If, however, you are able to see at the seam the thin line separating the enveloping myth from the enveloped myth, you will discover the truth, which is terrifying. That is why I do not fear to call this book, the most beautiful that Genet has written, the Dichtung und Wahrheit of homosexuality.

    Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jenniforhas quotedlast year
    I call regard all flowers without pity; they are members of my family.
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    “If something happens,” I said to myself, “it will be the appearance of a unicorn. Such a moment and such a place can only produce a unicorn.”
    Jenniforhas quotedlast year
    “When I walk along the street,” I wondered, “am I being envied by the loveliest and wealthiest of señoritas? What roguish prince, what infanta in rags, can walk about and have so handsome a lover?”
    Jenniforhas quotedlast year
    I am escaping from the reformatory, taking tiny steps, frightened not at the idea of being caught but of being the prey of freedom;
    Jenniforhas quotedlast year
    I refuse to live for any other end than the very one which I found to contain the first misfortune: that my life must be a legend, in other words, legible, and the reading of it must give birth to a certain new emotion which I call poetry. I am no longer anything, only a pretext.
    Jenniforhas quotedlast year
    His speech was clipped. He was afraid that if he lengthened the syllables his whole soul might droop
    Jenniforhas quotedlast year
    (he once assured me that he had protected his ass with his spread fingers. “The old guy thought he was screwing me, but it was only my hand. I made believe I was sleeping. He shot into my fingers.”)
    Jenniforhas quotedlast year
    If I am accused of using such theatrical props as fun fairs, prisons, flowers, sacrilegious pickings, stations, frontiers, opium, sailors, harbors, urinals, funerals, cheap hotel rooms, of creating mediocre melodramas and confusing poetry with cheap local color, what can I answer? I have said that I love outlaws who have no other beauty than that of their bodies.
    Liamhas quotedlast year
    Though I had not managed to commit the crime, I had at least been gently bathed in the fringe of its dawning.
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