Sad is Eros , builder of cities, And weeping anarchic Aphrodite .
The de-eroticization of the world, a companion to its disenchantment … seems to result from a combination of causes our democratic regime and its tendencies toward leveling and self-protection, a reductionist-materialist science that inevitably interprets Eros as sex, and the atmosphere generated by “the death of God” and of the subordinate god, Eros.Allan Bloom
If ever you meet a rhinocEros And a tree be in sight, Climb quick! for his might Is a match for the gods: he could toss Eros!Robert Browning
Defenceless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, Beleaguered by the same Negation and despair, Show an affirming flame.wystan hugh auden
The discussion of the sexual problem is only a somewhat crude prelude to a far deeper question, and that is the question of the psychological relationship between the sexes. In comparison with this the other pales into insignificance, and with it we enter the real domain of woman. Woman's psychology is founded on the principle of Eros, the great binder and loosener, whereas from ancient times the ruling principle ascribed to man is Logos.carl jung
Never had he felt the joy of the word more sweetly, never had he known so clearly that Eros dwells in language.thomas mann
I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide.thomas mann
The precarious ontological link between Logos and Eros is broken, and scientific rationality emerges as essentially neutral.herbert marcuse
Fear and destructiveness are the major emotional sources of fascism, Eros belongs mainly to democracy.theodor adorno
The old view was that delicacy of language was part of the nature, the sacred nature, of Eros and that to speak about it in any other way would be to misunderstand it. What has disappeared is the risk and the hope of human connectedness embedded in Eros. Ours is a language that reduces the longing for an other to the need for individual, private satisfaction and safety.Allan Bloom
Fear and destructiveness are the major emotional sources of fascism, Eros belongs mainly to democracy .
Professors rarely speak of the place of Eros or the erotic in our classrooms. Trained in the philosophical context of Western metaphysical dualism, many of us have accepted the notion that there is a split between the body and the mind. Believing this, individuals enter the classroom to teach as though only the mind is present, and not the body.bell hooks
When we "fall" in love, as the expressive verb puts it, the world shakes and changes around us, not only in the way it looks but in our whole experience of what we are doing in the world. Generally, the shaking is consciously felt in its positive aspects... Love is the answer, we sing. ...our Western culture seems to be engaged in a romantic albeit desperate conspiracy to enforce the illusion that that is all there is to Eros.rollo may
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