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I want to get to know you once for all, and I want you to know me. And then to say good-bye. I believe it’s always best to get to know people just before leaving them. I’ve noticed how you’ve been looking at me. There has been a continual look of expectation in your eyes, and I can’t endure that. That’s how it is I’ve kept away from you. But in the end I’ve learned to respect you. You do stand firm, don’t you? I like people who are firm like that whatever it is they stand by. Your expectant eyes ceased to annoy me, I grew fond of them in the end, those expectant eyes. I understand something in you and you seem to love me for some reason.
 Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov  (via ii-sm)

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I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes—everywhere. Until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor
Audre Lorde (via feniceargento)

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Feminist silence about love reflects a collective sorrow about our powerlessness to free all men from the hold patriarchy has on their minds and hearts.
bell hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love (via vul-va)

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levantineviper-archive:

Lebanese communist intellectual and theoretician Hassan Hamdan, better known as Mahdi Amel. He is often referred to as the “Arab Gramsci”.
A few resources on Mahdi Amel:
Hassan Hamdan ‘Mahdi `Amel’: A Profile from the Archives
Disclaimer on the following two articles: I have many, many reservations on Vijay Prashad, but I am sharing his article and the one after (in which he is heavily quoted) here for lack of a better option as writing on Mahdi Amel is scarce. 
The Arab Gramsci (Prashad did not coin the phrase “the Arab Gramsci”, as he would like you to believe)
Mahdi Amel’s Revival Manifests Ache For Local Revolutionaries

levantineviper-archive:

Lebanese communist intellectual and theoretician Hassan Hamdan, better known as Mahdi Amel. He is often referred to as the “Arab Gramsci”.

A few resources on Mahdi Amel:

Hassan Hamdan ‘Mahdi `Amel’: A Profile from the Archives

Disclaimer on the following two articles: I have many, many reservations on Vijay Prashad, but I am sharing his article and the one after (in which he is heavily quoted) here for lack of a better option as writing on Mahdi Amel is scarce. 

The Arab Gramsci (Prashad did not coin the phrase “the Arab Gramsci”, as he would like you to believe)

Mahdi Amel’s Revival Manifests Ache For Local Revolutionaries

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Love for the prostitute is the apotheosis of empathy with the commodity.
Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project, [O11a,4] (via vul-va)