"I’m still looking for my father, so I cannot have a lover now."
“Voyeurism, then, realizes itself only through a hindrance that it creates on
its own. In refusing or fearing to engage directly with the attracting object,
the individual compensates by possessing it visually. At the same time, if
the occupational hazard of this player of a silent game is the possibility of
his own discovery, the effortful defeat of another’s privacy is his stimulus.
Voyeurism may be one of the more peculiar bargains the libido makes with
the puritan work ethic.”
— Max Kozloff
“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt
each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring,
means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means
accepting the risk of absence.”
— The Little Prince