“Narcissism [consists] in the belief that one’s own being exceeds the imperfections [the image/appearance of one’s being]. Narcissism, then, seeks the self beyond the self-image,..in which [the subject] constantly fails to recognize itself. What one loves in one’s image is something more than the image (“in you more than you”). Thus is narcissism the source of the malevolence with which the subject regards its image, the aggressivity it unleashes on all its own representations. And thus does the subject come into being as a transgression of [the law]. It is not the law, but the fault in the law-the desire that the law cannot ultimately con­ceal – that is assumed by the subject as its own. The subject, in taking up the burden of the law’s guilt, goes beyond the law.” – joan copjec