Gilles Deleuze: ‘D’ for Desire

“You never desire someone or something, you always desire an aggregate. It’s not complicated. Our question was: what is the nature of relations between elements for there to be desire, for these elements to become desirable? I don’t desire a woman — I am ashamed to say that since Proust already said it, and it’s beautiful in Proust. I don’t desire a woman, I also desire a landscape that is enveloped in this woman, a landscape that, if needs be, I don’t know — but that I can feel. As long as I haven’t yet unfolded the landscape that envelops her, I will not be happy, that is, my desire … will remain unsatisfied…. I don’t desire an aggregate either, I desire within an aggregate…. Drinking never meant solely ‘I desire to drink’ and that’s it. It means, either, I desire to drink all alone while working, or drink all alone while relaxing, or going out to find friends to have a drink, go to some little cafe…. To desire is to construct an assemblage.”

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
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“I don’t just want to take your breath away. I want to rip it from your mouth and keep it locked away between my teeth. You can only have it back if you kiss me again.”
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