Jacques Lacan Quotes

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Jacques Lacan Quotes

All sorts of things in this world behave like mirrors.
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What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?

— Jacques Lacan

Love is giving something you don't have to someone who doesn't want it.

— Jacques Lacan

I always speak the truth. Not the whole truth, because there's no way, to say it all. Saying it all is literally impossible: words fail. Yet it's through this very impossibility that the truth holds onto the real.

— Jacques Lacan

I am there where it is spoken that the universe is a defect in the purity of non-being.

— Jacques Lacan

There is something in you I like more than yourself. Therefore I must destroy you

— Jacques Lacan

When one loves, it has nothing to do with sex.

— Jacques Lacan

By Baudelaire! things are pretty hot!

— Jacques Lacan

Anxiety, as we know, is always connected with a loss ... with a two-sided relation on the point of fading away to be superseded by something else, something which the patient cannot face without vertigo

— Jacques Lacan

The sufferings of neurosis and psychosis are for us a schooling in the passions of the soul, just as the beam of the psychoanalytic scales, when we calculate the tilt of its threat to entire communities, provides us with an indication of the deadening of the passions in society.

— Jacques Lacan

Obsessional does not necessarily mean sexual obsession, not even obsession for this, or for that in particular; to be an obsessional means to find oneself caught in a mechanism, in a trap increasingly demanding and endless.

— Jacques Lacan

Which is why we cannot say of the purloined letter that, like other objects, it must be or not be in a particular place but that unlike them it will be and not be where it is, wherever it goes.

— Jacques Lacan

As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary lines the human organism, in the most intimate recesses of its being, manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension.

— Jacques Lacan

But this emphasis would be lavished in vain, if it served, in your opinion, only to abstract a general type from phenomena whose particularity in our work would remain the essential thing for you, and whose original arrangement could be broken up only artificially.

— Jacques Lacan

The unconscious is the discourse of the Other.

— Jacques Lacan

The best image to sum up the unconscious is Baltimore in the early morning.

— Jacques Lacan

Love makes the Real of desire accessible without its tragic dimension

— Jacques Lacan

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