"Just because someone desires you, does not mean that they value you.
Read it over. Again.
Let those words resonate in your mind."
Unknown (via bevare)
"to sustain the [traumatic randomness] of … chance, we read meanings into [our calamities.]
accepting the chanciness [of our calamities] without the implication of … hidden meaning … was the greatness of Job."
Slavoj Zizek on the Book of Job (via alterities)
"The darkness of the room was like sunlight to me."
Charles Bukowski (via aestheticintrovert)
American painter Franz Kline in his studio
Photo by John Cohen
"Hysteria is not ‘I don’t know what I want,’ but the perplexion … ‘I see that others see something in me, want something from me. What is it in me that makes me an object…?"
Zizek paraphrased, on selfhood and subjectivity, London lectures on Lacan, 2006 (via alterities)
"You know what I think we are most afraid of? Not knowing. Not knowing whether it’s all really worth it. Not knowing if you should give up or keep fighting. Not knowing why you do the things you do; not knowing the purpose. It’s like when you’re little and you touch the stove and get burned because you didn’t know that it was hot. Not knowing has always hurt us, from the every beginning."
Det sjunde inseglet (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
"Philosophy doesn’t ask these stupid ideal questions: Is there truth? No. The question is, ‘What do you mean when you say this is true?’"
slavoj zizek (via alterities)