Thursday, September 14, 2006

I have an abundance of admiration for the philosophical theories of Slavoj Žižek. In short, he rocks socks and sweeps streets with thoughts. Take a gander at a couple of quotes from the notes I took while watching this fabulous new documentary.

Žižek says:

I’ve always been disgusted with this notion of “I love the world” or “Universal love.” I don’t like the world. I’m basically somewhere in between “I hate the world” or “I’m indifferent towards it.” But the whole of reality is just stupid. It is out there. I don’t care about it. Love, for me, is an extremely violent act…Love is evil.

I am not human. I’m a monster…I rather prefer myself as somebody who, not to offend others, pretend plays that he is human.

If I were not myself, I would arrest myself.