cœur / heart

This word refers to all kinds of movements and
desires, but what is constant is that the heart is
constituted into a gift-object — whether ignored
or rejected.

1. The heart is the organ of desire (the heart swells,
weakens, etc., like the sexual organs), as it is held, enchanted … what will the other do with my desire?

Roland Barthes, The Heart from A Lover’s Discourse, translation by Richard Howard (via frenchtwist)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *