"C’est ce soir la dernière d’une pièce de moi qui n’a pas très bien réussi — que je n’avais d’ailleurs pas très bien réussie non plus."

Théâtre je t’adore, « La dernière d’une pièce », p. 150. (via sachaguitry)

"je lait veau mie"

lendemain de soirée (via elysebismuth)

  • *mange des pâtes*
  • Oxyne : Ça se carapate.
  • Mon ami : C'est épatant.
  • Mon amie : C'est pathétique.

(Source: laboiteabonheur)

frenchtwistagain:

Les bons mots de Plonk & Replonk au Centre… Et en effet, il n’y avait personne.

frenchtwistagain:

Les bons mots de Plonk & Replonk au Centre… Et en effet, il n’y avait personne.

"…Faced with anything foreign, the Established Order knows only two types of behaviour, which are both mutilating: either to acknowledge it as a Punch and Judy show, or to defuse it as a pure reflection of the West. In any case, the main thing is to deprive it of its history."

Roland Barthes, Mythologies (via glassrib)

"…an award of good integration is given to whoever is a practising wine-drinker: knowing how to drink is a national technique which serves to qualify the Frenchman, to demonstrate at once his performance, his control and his sociability."

Roland Barthes, Mythologies (via glassrib)

"…this ‘universal’ language comes just at the right time to lend a new strength to the psychology of the masters: it allows it always to take other men as objects, to describe and condemn at one stroke. It is an adjectival psychology, it knows only how to endow its victims with epithets, it is ignorant of everything about the actions themselves, save the guilty category into which they are forcibly made to fit…man exists in their eyes only through the ‘character traits’ which label him for society as the object of a more or less easy absorption, the subject of a more or less respectful submission. Utilitarian, taking no account of any state of consciousness, this psychology has nevertheless the pretension of giving as a basis for actions a preexisting inner person, it postulates ‘the soul’: it judges man as a ‘conscience’ without being embarrassed by having previously described him as an object."

Roland Barthes, Mythologies (via glassrib)

"Narrative does not make people see, it does not imitate; the passion that may consume us upon reading a novel is not that of a “vision” (in fact, strictly speaking, we “see” nothing). It is the passion to discover meaning, it is a striving towards a higher order of relation, which also carries its emotions, its hopes, its threats, its triumphs. What goes on in a narrative is, from the referential (real) point of view, strictly nothing. What does “happen” is language per se, the adventure of language, whose advent never ceases to be celebrated."

— Roland Barthes, Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative (via mikerugnetta)