“the subject who believes in his symptom, believes in a sacred prescription of the Other… that will never arrive. Meanwhile, this subject has to fall back on suppletions for this nonexistent Other; the most commonly practised suppletion being the institution of marriage” – Paul Verhaeghe


“the sinthome [is] the idiosyncratic jouissance of a particular subject. The identification with the symptom is in this respect not a Symbolic nor an Imaginary one, but a Real identification, functioning as a suppletion ..for the lack of the Other.” – Paul Verhaeghe

“the Other does not provide us with an answer. ..The subject is “an answer of the Real” + not “answer of the Other”. ..The subject situates jouissance in the body, in the Real of the body. ..There is no longer a jouissance prescribed by the Other, but a jouissance entailed in the particular drives.” – Before, the subject situated all jouissance on the side of the Other and took a stance against this (a position that was particular to this particular subject, i.e., its fundamental phantasm)