“Kafka says writing is perfect because it is a form of playing dead – as if one were already this emptiness liberated of life’s life-drive/death-drive.” – ANDRE VANTINO http://ift.tt/1GdXwE8
“drive is something the subject can’t help or stop in him or herself.” But drive is paradoxically also what attracts us to the other, what makes another person the object of our love.” – However, here we have to invoke again the partial character of drive. When we take a whole person as our object we are not at the level of drive but love. So, in our perception we always love the other as a whole.
RENATA SALECL http://ift.tt/1KCM3Rs
“In our era of..hedonism, when the goal of life is directly ..happiness, anxiety + depression are exploding” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1SayQkX
“we would like to be that excited, that promiscuous, that abandoned, but it is too much of a risk for us.” – ADAM PHILLIPS (via alterities) http://ift.tt/1EYQVJC
“For them, ..all that matters is that they believe..that..people around them believe.” – Renata Salecl on how Ideologies ‘thrive on ‘belief in the belief of others’’ http://ift.tt/1IL6Cc4
“We are so constituted that we can gain intense pleasure only from the contrast, and only very little from the condition itself.” ― S. Freud