Thursday, December 07, 2006
Friendship and madness
"Deleuze hypothesises that in order to form the basis for friendship with someone, each of us is apt to seize on a certain indication of an individual's charm, for example, in a gesture, a touch, an expression of modesty or a thought (even before that thought has become meaningful). In other words, friendship can result from perception of the charm that individuals emit and through which we sense that another suits us, might offer us something, might open and awaken us. And a person actually reveals his or her charm through a kind of démence or madness, Deleuze says, a certain kind of becoming-unhinged provides the impulse for friendship."
from Gilles Deleuze: key concepts
Posted by Dylan at 11:29 am