“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
“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
“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