“When you’re buying books, you’re optimistically thinking you’re buying the time to read them.” – SCHOPENHAUER http://ift.tt/1ONphpD
“..The interpassive subject does not perform ..for an actual audience, but solely for an ideal audience.” – Robert Pfaller
“interpassive subjects are ..fleeing from their enjoyment. They even avoid it ..where ..experiencing it would be easy.” – Owners of recording devices, for example, watch less television once they have the recorder than they did when they owned only the television set.
– ROBERT PFALLER
“The interpassive subject does not personally believe that he ..has read via the copy machine; this belief is transferred to the scene’s virtual audience. Delegated enjoyment ..entails feigning enjoyment for an observing agency with the help of a consumption medium” – Robert Pfaller on copying so many pages in a library which one will never read, which one nonetheless interpassively enjoys, in the sense of the copymachine reading them for us
“The president’s symbolic agency was not destroyed when voters knew, but when the secret could no longer be kept from the ‘big Other’, ..the fiction that there is someone from whom the embarrassing knowledge must be concealed.” – ROBERT PFALLER on Lewinsky+Clinton
“forms of displeasure (..fear, disgust, guilt and pain) can be converted directly into forms of pleasure.. (sexual desire, .. disregard of moral principles..).” – ROBERT PFALLER
“Fight Club offered a humorous presentation ..of addiction or compulsion (insomnia) with another (visiting self-help groups), and led the story to its logical conclusion: a violent excess of ‘sacred seriousness’ in play.” – ROBERT PFALLER