“IF THERE IS A GOD, GOD IS DISJUNCTION AND MADNESS.”
Kathy Acker, Blood and Guts in High School
“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”
Meister Eckhart, Sermons of Meister Eckhart
“That discourse one might call the poetry of transgression is also knowledge. He who transgresses not only breaks a rule. He goes somewhere that the others are not; and he knows something the others don’t know.”
Georges Bataille, Story of the Eye
“Laughing at the universe liberated my life.
I escape its weight by laughing.
I refuse any intellectual translations of this laughter, since my slavery would commence from that point on.”
Georges Bataille, Guilty
“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.”
“I wanted to rub the human race in its own vomit, and force it to look in the mirror.”
J.G. Ballard, Crash