Thursday, 30 July 2009

There's a hole where your soul should be, you're losing control a bit, and it's really distasteful


"We have cause to fear him who hates himself, for we shall be the victims of his wrath and his revenge. Let us see if we cannot seduce him into loving himself."

(Nietzche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality, p207)

"If you say you are somebody, you're attached to name and form, so I will hit you thirty times. If you say you are nobody, you are attached to emptiness, so I will hit you thirty times. What can you do?"

(Soen Sa Min, cited by J. Kabat-Zinn in Coming To Our Senses)

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Anyone who had a heart would take me


'This "you are only a robot" syndrome will be some kind of boundary across which a human must pass to feel love to its fullest extent for a robot, though in the case of certain groups within our society, crossing that boundary will seem perfectly natural. Those who prefer to relate to computers rather than to humans will doubtless find it no problem at all. Nor will many nerds, many social outcasts, and those who will be only too happy to find someone, almost anyone, who exhibits affection for them.'

David Levy, Love & Sex With Robots (2008, p130)

Friday, 24 July 2009

This charming man? (AKA Things I have in common with Morrissey)



Saw Morrissey this week at The Brixton Academy. Had to throttle another fan for the set-list.

He is still the same brilliant, slightly-boring, posturing tosser he was the first time I saw him (22 years ago).

As no doubt am I.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

What you gonna do with all that breast?


"In envy, the infant wants to destroy the breast, to spoil it, not because it is bad, but because it is good. It is precisely the existence of those riches, their goodness, outside the control of the infant, which he cannot tolerate, and therefore desires to spoil."

-Stephen Mitchell, Object Relations In Psychoanalytic Theory (p129)