Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Numb And Number

Thus the erectile organ comes to symbolize the place of jouissance [ecstasy], not in itself, or even in the form of an image, but as a part lacking in the desired image: that is why it is equivalent to the  of the signification produced above, of the jouissance that it restores by the coefficient of its statement to the function of lack of signifier (-1).
 — Jacques Lacan


They need activity. It is their substitute for achievement.
 — Sir Humphrey Appleby