I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
I Believe That Truth
Nothing is more necessary or stronger in us than rebellion.
Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaining it.
The power of death signifies that this real world can only have a neutral image of life, that life's intimacy does not reveal it's dazzling consumption until the moment it gives out.
In what will survive me
I am in harmony
with my annihilation.
Though the immediate impression of rebellion may obscure the fact, the task of authentic literature is nevertheless only conceivable in terms of a desire for fundamental communication with the reader.
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Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.
Taken Reality Tumult
Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.
The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
Between Life Ceaselessly
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
Delightful Pleasure Only
Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else - an animal's incomplete compared to a person... and a person compared to God, who is complete only to be imaginary.
Only Us Compared