“I love your silences, they are like mine.” – anais nin

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“A sublime object, [(i.e. the sublime voice of the beloved)] [is] an object which is just a positivation of the lack in the Other. ..If we get too near it, it loses its sublime features and becomes an ordinary vulgar object.” – Slavoj Zizek [on objet a as that which only appears when we a looking awry, something that doesn’t get pinned down by our look directly, but can only be glanced at in the sense of not reaching it. – Andre Vantino] – “A sublime object..can persist only in an..intermediate state, viewed from a certain perspective, half-seen. If we want to see it in the light of day, it changes into an everyday object, it dissipates itself,..because in itself, it is nothing at all.” – S.Zizek

“what happens in psychosis is precisely the inclusion of this object into the frame of reality: it appears within reality as the hallucinated object (the voice or gaze which haunts a paranoiac, etc.).” – Slavoj Zizek, Less Than Nothing – “The objet petit a is that which should be excluded from the frame of reality, that whose exclusion constitutes and sustains the frame itself.” – S.Zizek

“Adorno’s notion of..hysteria as..protest..against reification..is..in-between, no longer fully identified to her body, not yet ready to assume the position of the disembodied speaker (..no longer..the “living voice,” not yet its perfect mechanical reproduction).” – Slavoj Zizek on Adorno – “The subject is something that “will have been”. ..Subjectivity is not the immediate living self-presence we attain when we shed away the distorting mechanical reproduction; it is rather that remainder of “authenticity” whose traces we can discern in an imperfect mechanical reproduction.” – S.Zizek

“Adorno..asserts feminine hysteria..as the original dimension of subjectivity. ..Man and woman are both disembodied;..a man..assumes disembodiment as an achieved state, feminine subjectivity stands for the disembodiment “in becoming.”” – Slavoj Zizek [on the becoming of subjectivity in trying to embody one’s own voice as if catching up with it.] – “In [her] voice, the painful process of disembodiment continues to reverberate.” – S.Zizek