“It is that moment when we realize that something is not being taken away from us, but always was already taken away” – ANDRE VANTINO on Lacan’s term ‘symbolic castration’ http://ift.tt/1GrrZ24
“Symbolic castration ..occurs by the very fact of being caught up in the symbolic order, assuming a symbolic mandate” – Less Than Nothing – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on why symbolic castration is good http://ift.tt/1dm0Dza
“the wish to be understood ..may be ..our grudge against our mothers for not meeting our every need.” – ADAM PHILLIPS, condensed quote http://ift.tt/1H3pH7Q
“The child can find out what the object ..might be only by finding ..obstacles to its access” – ADAM PHILLIPS http://ift.tt/1HoWl6c
“In the passing of the oedipus complex the subject identifies with the former rival and […] chooses a substitute object outside the family fold. (“I want a girl just like the girl that married dear ole Dad” – but not the same girl, who is already taken.” – The subject’s excessive desire sends him out of the tragic enclosure, on his way in search of another hookup. The motivation […] is not lack, as Deleuze and Guattari insist, but excess.
– IS OEDIPUS ONLINE? – ALICE FLIEGER http://ift.tt/1HQLLSQ
“The subject ..for whom the castration was effective is always unsatisfied with the ways in which he or she tries to fill the lack: the subject thus complains about the law that supposedly prevents his or her enjoyment; however, the subject finds a special enjoyment in this very dissatisfaction.” – The Cut In The Body – RENATA SALECL
“If the grown man continues to regard woman as the great mystery, in whom is a secret he cannot divine, this feeling of his can only relate ultimately to ..the mystery of motherhood.” – Karen Horney, The Dread of Woman