“The ‘Oedipus complex’ is a phase of becoming social, of learning to desire in realistic ways. Yet, everyday use of the term makes it sound as if Freud means that someone has complexes. This is a misappropriation of Freud’s term, a sloppy merging of two terms into one” – ANDRE VANTINO http://ift.tt/1A4FzHy

“The melancholic incessantly verbalises self-reproach. ..Freud notes a ‘trait of insistent communicativeness which finds satisfaction in self-exposure’” – Death-and-Desire-in-Hegel-Heidegger-and-Deleuze http://ift.tt/1cxiguU

“Humans yearn for the Real, ..nevber finding it.. ..The death drive becomes an excessive attachment to that surplus which cannot be accomodated within the symbolic ..existence” – Sean Sheehan

“The aggressiveness of the narcissist is related to the fact that the integrity of the visible image is established in spite of the uncoordinated ..disintegration of the real body.” – VICTOR MAZIN

“Aggressiveness is an inalienable function of narcissism. The figure of Narcissus presents both erotic + self-destructive tendencies.” – VICTOR MAZIN