James Baldwin. Photos: Karl Bissinger
This Prada show is kind of how I try to look any time I have the chance. Like Jenny Holzer told me: soft and lovely.
— Beatriz Preciado, We Have Never Been Queer Seminar, September 11th, 2014, Paris
The hall and elevator lights in my building are off (but not the emergency elevator lights) so now every time I get in or out of the elevator I have the distinct feeling that I’m stepping into a Resident Evil boss fight. #selfie
— Judith Butler, Undoing Gender (via literature-and-cats)
Perfect World—Liz Phair (1999)
JD: No, it didn’t make me feel more separate from it. It made me feel good. It made me feel closer to it. Closer to it. I was so unhappy writing that book because it was just a very hard book for me to write, and I didn’t realize until I finished it how depressed it had made me to write it. Then I finished it and suddenly it was like having something lifted from the top of my head, you know? Suddenly I was a happy person.
BLVR: It always happens, for me, that I have a certain attitude toward the world for the time-period I’m writing a book—
JD: Right. You borrow the mood of the book in some way.
BLVR: It’s hard to find a book that’s safe to write. Because one always goes to dark or difficult places.
JD: Exactly. Sometimes you don’t want to go there.
BLVR: But then where can you go? I mean, it’s the only place to go, right?
- “I guess I worship hysteria.”
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Everyday I’m like “today imma get my shit together” and by the end of the day I’m like “tomorrow is the day for real”
- Buzz (&) Aldrin Moon You
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