The question of whether jealousy is the fear of sharing or the fear of losing, was of little interest to me. But yes, it was a fact that this unworthy feeling I had managed to suppress for so long, was creeping up on me.
Charlotte Gainsbourg ‘Joe’ (‘Nymphomaniac: Vol II’)
- Love is blind.
- No, no, no, it’s worse. Love distorts things. Or even worse, love is something you’ve never asked for. The erotic was something I asked for, or even demanded of men. But this idiotic love. I felt humiliated by it and all the dishonesty that follows. The erotic is about saying yes. Love appeals to lowest instincts wrapped up in lies. How do you say yes when you mean no? And vice versa. I’m ashamed of what I became but it was beyond my control.