"…work is not a gift that the proletarian could contribute in an exchange of love. Work, properly speaking, is his alienation, not something he divests himself of but something that comes to him from outside: the bourgeois people are the ones who give work. And the relationship to be had with them as workers is always that of asking for work, whether it be humble or sullen, individual or collective. Love is necessarily beyond this obligatory relationship between work and the request for it."
— Jacques Rancière. Proletarian Nights. p. 211.
""Perfect Day" was originally inspired by a ham sandwich I had eaten. It was so amazing that it had turned my day into a perfect day. It was delicious, so delicious that I decided to dedicate a song to it. I really liked where I was going with the song so I changed some of the lyrics around and now it just sounds like any ordinary song. Most people wouldn’t of guessed that it was about a ham sandwich."
— Lou Reed on “Perfect Day” (via oilysykes)