“Wagner was Nietzsche’s symptom: the element Nietzsche..needed in order for his thought to retain its..coherence by way of projecting into it all that he found..despicable in himself” – S.Zizek. In: “Gaze And Voice As Love Objects” (via slavoj—zizek)
“A phobia is a conviction that bad things are unspeakable, and therefore that the unspeakable is always bad.” – And this makes ..understandings for the phobic person always dangerous. If you articulate the terror for the phobic person he may be persecuted by it again.
Adam Phillips, On Kissing, Tickling And Being Bored
“the sinthome as a writing of the real that traces the particular path of the dialectic between desire and jouissance in a given life.” – ELLIE RAGLAND
“The more one gives up on jouissance, the more demanding the superego is.” – serge cottet
“Objet a is an excess or surplus in jouissance that bears witness to a tie between the world and the body at the level of the already constituted meaning one might call the symptom” – the object a is not das Ding an sich, it is not a logically decipherable presence either.
– ELLIE RAGLAND
“the symptom defines itself as a symptom precisely by refusing to recognize its attachment to jouissance.” – ELLIE-RAGLAND-Essays-on-the-Pleasures-of-Death-From-Freud-to-Lacan
“No one wants to be cured of his or her symptoms because the death drive—translated here as jouissance—lies beyond the pleasure principle” – ellie ragland