“Fleeing from the Thing that would give us too much jouissance, betrays our premonition that the Thing would be disappointing.” – Slavoj Zizek

“Sadly, it seems we are always most kept — for some reason or another — from the few people with whom we have the greatest chance of connection.” – To a dusty shelf we aspire: 7.29.13 ”..Yesterday I bought a nondescript book from a small used shop outside of the city. It wasn’t the book itself that compelled me,..it was the marginalia of some stranger who seemed to underline all the right phrases. ..Even the cryptic..responses in the corners seemed uncannily familiar.. – ..the..pleasure of reading “with” another, despite the inherent solitude of the reading-act.” – heteroglossia.tumblr.com

“symptoms are often located at the site of the failure of the big Other, is that they have gone through all the meritorious motions that society asks of them. They have technically found “success” objectively through the market and so on, but they are still left with a sense of emptiness. But, the big Other – that force in their life that is there which assures meaning to one’s work – who assures that the dream will work is now gone. Whereof does one find support for the vanquished Other that guaranteed some modicum of success? The inexistence of this Other is leading to an even more brutal superegoic injunction for this path of merit, where the subject seeks out a surplus jouissance in the absence of the Other” – Daniel Tutt spiritisabone