Taboo Quotes


I felt like an animal, and animals don’t know sin, do they?

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The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.

That's the funny thing about religion: it doesn't matter what you say, you're going to upset
someone
.

When people have tried everything and have discovered that nothing works, they will tend to revert to what they know best—which will often be the tribe, the totem, or the taboo.

She started thinking about all the euphemisms for death, all the anxious taboos that had always fascinated her. It was too bad you could never have an intelligent discussion on the subject. People were either too young or too old, or else they didn't have time.

What a strange world it is where you can have as much sex as you like but love is taboo. I'm talking about the real thing, the grand passion, which may not allow affection or convenience or happiness. The truth is that love smashes into your life like an ice floe, and even if your heart is built like the
Titanic
you go down. That's the size of it, the immensity of it. It's not proper, it's not clean, it's not containable.

The Powerbook

Jeanette Winterson

The Powerbook
Love    Passion    Sex    Taboo

He methodically basted the dark skin of the Alsatian, which he had stuffed with garlic and herbs.
"One rule in life", he murmured to himself. "If you can smell garlic, everything is all right".

High-Rise

J.G. Ballard

High-Rise
Ballard    Dinner    Dog    Dog meat    Dogs    Garlic    J g ballard    James graham ballard    Jg ballard    Life    Madness    Smell    Taboo

If you think you can stand looking and not touching for eight months, you're welcome to try."
"Try' being the operative word," he said, sighing. "No, I can't. And I don't want to try.

Stigma's power lies in silence. The silence that persists when discussion and action should be taking place. The silence one imposes on another for speaking up on a taboo subject, branding them with a label until they are rendered mute or preferably unheard.

Fight for change? Thirst for difference?
Start talking what men avoid talking about.

I'm interested in things women do that aren't spoken about. Manto's stories let me breathe. They make me feel like less of a monster.

Moth Smoke

Moshin Hamid

Moth Smoke
Books    Life    Literature    Pakistan    Pakistani    Saadat hasan manto    Stories    Taboo    Women    Writing

I touched his hand, carefully. Not too intimate, but not some half-assed there-there pat, either. Would he understand? Usually the thought process for a seventeen-year-old boy went girl touching me>omg>boner.

Customs, morals—is there a difference? Woman, do you realize what you are doing? Here, by the grace of God and an inside straight, we have a personality untouched by the psychotic taboos of our tribe—and you want to turn him into a carbon copy of every fourth-rate conformist in this frightened land! Why don’t you go whole hog? Get him a brief case and make him carry it wherever he goes—make him feel shame if he doesn’t have it.

Conformist    Custom    Moral    Taboo

He says, "I would walk around the township and I could point them out, which girls had been abused. You could see it in them. There's a luminosity to incest. The taboo is so strong and the damage so great. Luminosity--do you understand? It travels across oceans and down generations. They shine with it.

Abuse    Incest    Luminocity    Sexual abuse    Shining    Taboo

But did he know that I'd already forgiven him for having rejected me?

Love    Romantic    Taboo

I have also figured out that for many people death is a difficult subject, not at all as simple as it is for me.

In the literary world today, Christianity has pretty well replaced sex as the present pet taboo, not only because Christianity is so often distorted by Christians as well as non-Christians, but because it is too wild and free for the timid.

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