"Let it not be said that I am anthropomorphising place against its will. But it is evident that the old saying: 'Nothing will take place other than place itself' is, as a matter of fact, stating the opposite: 'A place that hides or forgets what has taken place, does so because it swarms with phantom events'. 'A crime has been committed here,' a French filmmaker once said, by which she meant that something in the place called for transgression."
-Raoul Ruiz- Poetics of Cinema 2
"What is this power which is the basis of a dog's life? Think of any example. Any example. Money. A dog has to make money. Especially in this city with rents or landlords the way they are. A dog has to make multo money in this city. Now how can a dog, a dog, make money? It rolls its joint and sells it to a sucker. There're lots of suckers who're dogs. Thus, the joint-roller or dog makes money by owning something another dog who might not be a joint-roller wants. The maintenance of a dog's life or of dog-like life depends on unequal (power) relations between the subjects or dogs. In this case, the relations are those of ownership and desire. The operations of machine parts depend not only on power but also on unequal power relations (a definition of power)."
-Kathy Acker- Don Quixote
"Please let the evil that is in my heart increase and multiply indefinitely, so that it may correspond in every particular with the vast light before my eyes! Let the darkness of my heart, in which that evil is enclosed, equal the darkness of the night, which encloses those countless lights!"
-Yukio Mishima- The Temple of the Golden Pavillion