In admitting our unfreedom we are one step ahead of our enslavers.

the analysand offers herself to the analyst as the object of love, instead of the authentic letter to the analyst that would articulate the traumatic truth.

– SLAVOJ ZIZEK on one reason why the psychoanalyst should never be tempted to exploit any sexual offers

the patient offers herself to the analyst as the ultimate measure of defense, in order to block the emergence of truth. ..Love emerges when the analysis comes too close to the unconscious traumatic truth

– SLAVOJ ZIZEK on the demand for love as the demand the shrink has to deny so that the patient can grow out of the role of using demand as prolongation of his or her situation