je-t’-aime / I-love-you

The figure refers not to the declaration of love, to the avowal, but to the repeated utterance of the love cry.


habit / habiliment

Any affect provoked or sustained by the clothing which the subject has worn during the amorous encounter, or wears with the intention of seducing the loved object.

vérité / truth

Every episode of language refers to the ‘sensation of truth’ the amorous subject experiences in thinking of his love, either because he believes he is the only one to see the loved object ‘in the truth’, or because he defines the specialty of his own requirement as a truth concerning which he cannot yield.