“The neurotic identifies with the Other’s desire via the jouissance of meaning—taking “pleasure” in deciphering his own unconscious” – For neurotic subjects, splits in the Other are filled up with pseudo-consistencies (objects a) that, in turn, offer a semblance of totality and the comfort of imaginary closure.


“psychosis is the failure of an inscription for lack—of being all one sex—neurosis denying the difference; ..perversion repudiating it” – ELLIE RAGLAND

“Our hopes for totality, for ongoing pleasure, for final harmonies, are inane dreams that make us suffer and keep us from making any change at all.” – ELLIE RAGLAND

“Alexandre Leupin describes this surplus in language or in the body as the quality of meaning Lacan called the jouissance” – ELLIE RAGLAND

“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.