Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
"I don’t trust shoes." - Kinski, Cobra Verde
"But really, doctor, it’s the porter’s headache, isn’t it?"
"Last week I saw a woman flayed, and you will hardly believe how it altered her person for the worse." — Boileau
"You remind me of Diomedes - he brings 90 ships to Troy, gets told he can’t assault a god, Diomedes is clearly one of those people who won’t relent upon a goal he has established. He’s not deeply moralistic, like the Trojans might be. He’s like, “I’m here, I’m going to do this.” At one point, Diomedes suggests rushing Troy, meanwhile Odysseus is fleeing from Zeus, under the hellfire of his thunderbolts. Diomedes seems to have a policy of transparency, whereas it appears that Odysseus is harder to pin down.” — Konrad
I hasten to assume death in order to avoid it. Anticipatory identification is therefore a kind of preemtive strike, an attempt to provide in advance an answer to “what I am for the Other”.
The best way to get cat-like reflexes is to fight cats.
I’m pretty much always quoted for my drunk cat-wisdom.
My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.
They tell you we are dreamers. The true dreamers are those who think things can go on indefinitely the way they are. We are not dreamers. We are awakening from a dream which is turning into a nightmare. We are not destroying anything. We are only witnessing how the system is destroying itself.