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Anne Rice (b. October 4th): “Obsession led me to write…”

4 Oct

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“Obsession led me to write. It’s been that way with every book I’ve ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.”

~ Anne Rice, b. 4 October 1941

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Roland Barthes (b. November 12): “Language is a skin” & other obsessions

12 Nov
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Roland Barthes (born 12 November 1915, died 26 March 1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist and critic who influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, social theory, anthropology and post-structuralism.

Quotes on language:

  1. Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
  2. I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.
  3. Take the gesture, the action of writing. I have an almost obsessive relation to writing instruments. I often switch from one pen to another just for the pleasure of it. I try out new ones. I have far too many pens – I don’t know what to do with all of them! And yet, as soon as I see a new one, I start craving it. I cannot keep myself from buying them.

Anne Rice (b. October 4): “Obsession led me to write.”

4 Oct

Rice

“Obsession led me to write. It’s been that way with every book I’ve ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.”

~ Anne Rice, b. 4 October 1941

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Anne Rice (Oct 4): “Obsession led me to write…”

4 Oct

Rice

“Obsession led me to write. It’s been that way with every book I’ve ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.”

~ Anne Rice, b. 4 October 1941

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