Posts tagged The Torture Garden

Darkest Depths of Human Terror

In that atrocious second I realised that lust can attain the darkest depths of human terror and vividly imitate Hell in all it’s horror.

- The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

Women’s Tears

… They were women’s tears – tears for nothing!

- The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

Just a European Lover

But you’re just a European lover … a poor timid little soul who is sensitive to the cold and has been stupidly indoctrinated with a fear of nature and a hatred of love by the Catholic religion. It has Falsified and perverted the meaning of life within you.

- The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

A Hollow Sham

…it assaults the very notion of “decency” as a hollow sham.

- The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

It Should Be On TV

“I like the idea in “Archives of Pain” I took from Michael Foucault, when he advocates a return to nineteen-century values of execution and capital punishment. You know. It appeals to me, but you shouldn’t only bring back capital punishment. It should be compulsory that your body be kept, have oil poured over it and be torn apart with horses and chains. It should be on TV, and four- or five-year-olds should be made to watch it. It’s the only way. If you tell a child: “That’s wrong”, he doesn’t really learn. But if you show a body being ripped to shreds, after Blue Peter, he’s gonna know.”

- Richey Edwards

Oh how I was looking forward to a day off, but it was not be, having already taken a morning and an afternoon off to receive the Brice’s Laptop it was another day at the office for me. What made it even worse was that Gran Turismo: A Spec was released today, so I bought it (& Half-Life: Blue Shift) in the morning and had to wait until 4 to actually play them; knowing that on Saturday morning they, along with everything else I had in the house, would be gone.

Bought a book, Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau. This, and the rest of Everything… will be my entertainment next week.

Dying Is Not Sad

Dying is not sad – it’s living when you’re not happy that’s sad

- Clara, The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

I’m watching way too much Big Brother recently. Watching Paul & Helen flirt is painful, just get on with it for Gods sake.

That Permanent Contradiction

You’re obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead [...]
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