Roland Barthes Quote

Isn't desire always the same, whether the object is present or absent? Isn't the object always absent? —This isn't the same languor: there are two words: Pothos, desire for the absent being, and Himéros, the more burning desire for the present being.


A lover's discourse: fragments (ed. Penguin Books, 1990)

Picture Quote 1

Isn't desire always the same, whether the object is present or absent? Isn't the object always absent? —This isn't the same languor: there are two...

Picture Quote 2

Isn't desire always the same, whether the object is present or absent? Isn't the object always absent? —This isn't the same languor: there are two...

Picture Quote 3

Isn't desire always the same, whether the object is present or absent? Isn't the object always absent? —This isn't the same languor: there are two...

Picture Quote 4

Isn't desire always the same, whether the object is present or absent? Isn't the object always absent? —This isn't the same languor: there are two...