O amor visto pelos gregos antigos, muito pouco românticos, por sinal. Ainda agora o comprei e já vejo o livro todo sublinhado e com anotações à margem.

Eros is expropriation. He robs the body of limbs, substance, integrity and leaves the lover, essentially, less. (…) Love does not happen without loss of vital self. The lover is the loser. Or so he reckons.


Desire for an object that he never knew he lacked is defined, by a shift of distance, as desire for a necessary part of himself. Not a new acquisition but something that was always, properly, his.

Ann Carson, Eros, the Bittersweet

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