TOP 20 Jacques Lacan Quotes

TOP 20 Jacques Lacan Quotes.
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“The real is what resists symbolization absolutely.”
— Jacques Lacan (00:00)

“What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?”
— Jacques Lacan (00:07)

“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 (00:14)

“Love means giving something you don’t have to someone who doesn’t want it.”
— Jacques Lacan (00:21)

“All sorts of things in this world behave like mirrors.”
— Jacques Lacan (00:28)

“Love makes the Real of desire accessible without its tragic dimension.”
— Jacques Lacan (00:35)

“I think where I am not, therefore I am where I do not think. I am not whenever I am the plaything of my thought; I think of what I am where I do not think to think.”
— Jacques Lacan (00:42)

“I am there where it is spoken that the universe is a defect in the purity of non-being.”
— Jacques Lacan (00:49)

“The unconscious is structured like a language.”
— Jacques Lacan (00:56)

“In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before his birth.”
— Jacques Lacan (01:03)

“Meaning is produced not only by the relationship between the signifier and the signified but also, crucially, by the position of the signifiers in relation to other signifiers.”
— Jacques Lacan (01:10)

“The only thing of which one can be guilty is of having given ground relative to one’s desire.”
— Jacques Lacan (01:17)

“Writings scatter to the winds blank checks in an insane charge. And were they not such flying leaves, there would be no purloined letters.”
— Jacques Lacan (01:24)

“Symptoms, those you believe you recognize, seem to you irrational because you take them in an isolated manner, and you want to interpret them directly.”
— Jacques Lacan (01:31)

“For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.”
— Jacques Lacan (01:38)

“The I is always in the field of the Other.”
— Jacques Lacan (01:45)

“The best image to sum up the unconscious is Baltimore in the early morning.”
— Jacques Lacan (01:52)

“What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one’s cards face up on the table?”
— Jacques Lacan (01:59)

“The reason we go to poetry is not for wisdom, but for the dismantling of wisdom.”
— Jacques Lacan (02:06)

“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 (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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