“The body is written with signifiers and is thus foreign, Other. Language is ‘encrusted upon the living,’ to borrow Bergson’s expression. The body is overwritten/overridden by language.” – Bruce Fink, The Lacanian Subject http://ift.tt/1GdUeMW

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“If the symptom dissolves, the subject loses the ground under his feet, he disintegrates.” – In this sense ‘woman is a symptom of man’ means that man himself exists only through woman qua his symptom: all his ontological consistency hangs on, is suspended from his symptom, is externalized’ in his symptom…. [M]an literally ex-sists: his entire being lies ‘out there,’ in woman. Tarrying With The Negative, p188 – SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1xOuBiI

“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