“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