Stoner Stoner 8.9分

Treasure

Sipinggggg
2018-02-27 03:28:13

关于爱情,被引用最多的似乎是这段:

“In his forty-third year William Stoner learned what others, much younger, had learned before him: that the person one loves at first is not the person one loves at last, and that love is not an end but a process through which one person attempts to know another.”

或者这段:

In his extreme youth Stoner had thought of love as an absolute state of being to which, if one were lucky, one might find access; in his maturity he had decided it was the heaven of a false religion, toward which one ought to gaze with an amused disbelief, a gently familiar contempt, and an embarrassed nostalgia. Now in his middle age he began to know that it was neither a state of grace nor an illusion; he saw it as a human act of becoming, a condition that was invented and modified moment by moment and day by day, by the will and the intelligence and the heart."

但最打动我的是下面这段话:

"That was one of the oddities of what they called "given opinion" that they learned that summer. They had been brought up in a tradition that told them in one way or another that the life of the mind and the life of the senses were separate and, indeed, inimical; they had believed, without ever having really thought about it, that one had to be chosen at some expense of the other. That one could intensify the other had never occurred to them; and since the embodiment came before the recognition of the truth, it seemed a discovery that belonged to them alone. They began to collect these oddities of 'given opinion,' and they hoarded them as if they were treasures; it helped to isolate them from the world that would give them these opinions, and it helped draw them together in a small but moving way."

这里的关键字眼不是学术与爱、理性与感官相互增强的关系,甚至根本与爱情或感官无关。他的动人之处在于两个人——任何两个人、或者任何几个个体——得以共同打破长久以来被认为毋庸置疑的规则、揭开世人协力保守的谎言、看到因为有彼此存在才呈现于眼前的真相。这是最珍贵的宝藏无疑了。这大概是我愿意用全部力气去寻找和珍存的宝藏。

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