“The enthusiasm of fans for their..star and the..trance of a devout Catholic in the presence of the Pope are..the same..” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on jouissance as the objet a that makes someone seemingly special http://ift.tt/1PTdVPx
“I don’t think ..the vagina is just an ersatz for the impossible Thing. ..You should accept the gap between the void of the Thing + the contingent object filling it up.” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1EXHuMr
“the ‘sublime object of ideology’ is the … object which has no positive … consistency, but merely fills in the gap of a certain constitutive impossibility.” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1x4Osze
“..The precious agalma perceived..as the unique..kernel which cannot be shared by others (non-believers) is precisely jouissance” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on how one is trapped in the idea of what the Other is like, what their jouissance is like, if one overestimates the Other by overestimating their impossible jouissance http://ift.tt/195HSgy
[on objet a as what gives the impression that a deeper reality is hidden behind a surface]
“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 object a is defined here as condensed or materialized jouissance with which the subject identifies itself as an object that causes its own desire.” – If one thinks of the petit a as a positivization of the negativity of loss—a retrieval of a wisp—one may speak of the enjoyment of meaning or jouis-sens wherein ego becomes an object reducible to the death drive.
– ELLIE RAGLAND