Monday, April 7, 2008

Fierceness of Desire

Monday, April 7, 2008

“But the real fierceness of desire, the real heat of passion long continued and withering up the soul of a man, is the craving for identity with the woman that he loves. He desires to see with the same eyes, to touch with the same sense of touch, to hear with the same ears to lose his identity, to be enveloped, to be supported. For, whatever may be said of the relation of the sexes, there is no man who loves a woman that does not desire to come to her for the renewal of his courage, for the cutting asunder of his difficulties. And that will be the mainspring of his desire for her. We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist.”

- Ford Maddox Ford, The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion, 1927

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Warm body to cuddle for comfort, someone to talk to and someone who can appreciate you. Andy Bowers couldn't have said it better. :)

Angeli said...

"To this woman, you are not replaceable at any price."

I think it was the economist Herbert Stein who said that. :)

Anonymous said...

I made a mistake and you fixed it. :)

Angeli said...

'twas just a tiny nudge.. :)

 
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