Slavoj Zizek Quotes

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Slavoj Zizek quotes: It is the reign of contemporary global capitalism which is the true Lord of Misrule. It is the reign of contemporary global capitalism which is the true Lord of Misrule.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Postcolonialism is the invention of rich Indian guys who wanted to make a good career in the west by playing on the guilt of white liberals Postcolonialism is the invention of rich Indian guys who wanted to make a good career in the west by playing on the guilt of white liberals
Slavoj Zizek quotes: You can be an extreme materialist, thinking that economic development ultimately determines everything; then you are truly ideological. You can be an extreme materialist, thinking that economic development ultimately determines everything; then you are truly ideological.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: The problem for us is not are our desires satisfied or not. The problem is how do we know what we desire. The problem for us is not are our desires satisfied or not. The problem is how do we know what we desire.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: See you either in hell or in communism See you either in hell or in communism
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Undoubtedly [Beethoven's] music often verges on kitsch Undoubtedly [Beethoven's] music often verges on kitsch
Slavoj Zizek quotes: In Stalinism, everybody was potentially a victim in a totally contingent way. In Stalinism, everybody was potentially a victim in a totally contingent way.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: True power does not need arrogance, a long beard and a barking voice. True power strangles you with silk ribbons, charm, and intelligence True power does not need arrogance, a long beard and a barking voice. True power strangles you with silk ribbons, charm, and intelligence
Slavoj Zizek quotes: The Christian motto 'All men are brothers', however, also means that those who do not accept brotherhood are not men. The Christian motto 'All men are brothers', however, also means that those who do not accept brotherhood are not men.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: If you have reasons to love someone, you don't love them. If you have reasons to love someone, you don't love them.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: The force of universalism is in you Basques, not in the Spanish state The force of universalism is in you Basques, not in the Spanish state
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Humanity is OK, but 99% of people are boring idiots. Humanity is OK, but 99% of people are boring idiots.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: My big fear is that if I act the way I am, people will notice that there is nothing to see. So I have to be active all the time, My big fear is that if I act the way I am, people will notice that there is nothing to see. So I have to be active all the time, covering up.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks. When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: €7,500, first-class, everything - and all that for 40 minutes selling them some old stuff. €7,500, first-class, everything - and all that for 40 minutes selling them some old stuff.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Like love, ideology is blind, even if people caught up in it are not Like love, ideology is blind, even if people caught up in it are not
Slavoj Zizek quotes: What if the way we perceive a problem is already part of the problem? What if the way we perceive a problem is already part of the problem?
Slavoj Zizek quotes: One does not wait for the "ripe" objective circumstances to make a revolution, circumstances become "ripe" through the political struggle itself. One does not wait for the "ripe" objective circumstances to make a revolution, circumstances become "ripe" through the political struggle itself.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: What characterizes a really great thinker is that they misrecognize the basic dimension of their own breakthrough. What characterizes a really great thinker is that they misrecognize the basic dimension of their own breakthrough.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: What if culture itself is nothing but a halt, a break, a respite, in the pursuit of barbarity? What if culture itself is nothing but a halt, a break, a respite, in the pursuit of barbarity?
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Was 9/11 not the 20th congress of the American Dream? Was 9/11 not the 20th congress of the American Dream?
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Love feels like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures. Love feels like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: We feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom. We feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: A spectre is haunting Western academia ( ... ), the spectre of the Cartesian subject. A spectre is haunting Western academia ( ... ), the spectre of the Cartesian subject.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire. Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: I may still be a kind of a Marxist but I'm very realistic, I don't have these dreams of revolutionists around the corner. I may still be a kind of a Marxist but I'm very realistic, I don't have these dreams of revolutionists around the corner.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Love is what makes sex more than masturbation. If there is no love even if you are really with a partner you masturbate with a partner. Love is what makes sex more than masturbation. If there is no love even if you are really with a partner you masturbate with a partner.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: We need useless theory more than ever today. We need useless theory more than ever today.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Did Wagner really accomplish the first step towards the kitschy 'fetishization' of music that reaches its apogee in classical Hollywood? Did Wagner really accomplish the first step towards the kitschy 'fetishization' of music that reaches its apogee in classical Hollywood?
Slavoj Zizek quotes: I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it. I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Ideology today is unfreedom which you sincerely personally experience as freedom. Ideology today is unfreedom which you sincerely personally experience as freedom.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Nowadays, you can do anything that you want - anal, oral, fisting - but you need to be wearing gloves, condoms, protection. Nowadays, you can do anything that you want - anal, oral, fisting - but you need to be wearing gloves, condoms, protection.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: the only choice is that between direct or indirect relations of domination and exploitation, with any alternative dismissed as utopian. the only choice is that between direct or indirect relations of domination and exploitation, with any alternative dismissed as utopian.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: The proper way for the woman to test the man's love is thus to "betray" him at a crucial moment in his career The proper way for the woman to test the man's love is thus to "betray" him at a crucial moment in his career
Slavoj Zizek quotes: It's not the same thing: coffee without cream or coffee without milk.What you don't get is part of the identity of what you get. It's not the same thing: coffee without cream or coffee without milk.
What you don't get is part of the identity of what you get.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: We're not dreamers. We're awaking from a dream turning into a nightmare. We're not destroying anything. We're watching the system destroy itself. We're not dreamers. We're awaking from a dream turning into a nightmare. We're not destroying anything. We're watching the system destroy itself.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: What we philosophers can do is just correct the questions. What we philosophers can do is just correct the questions.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Beyond the fiction of reality, there is the reality of the fiction. Beyond the fiction of reality, there is the reality of the fiction.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: The minimum necessary structuring ingredient of every ideology is to distance itself from another ideology, to denounce its other as ideology. The minimum necessary structuring ingredient of every ideology is to distance itself from another ideology, to denounce its other as ideology.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Thinking begins when you ask really difficult questions. Thinking begins when you ask really difficult questions.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Words are never 'only words'; they matter because they define the contours of what we can do. Words are never 'only words'; they matter because they define the contours of what we can do.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: As a Marxist, let me add: if anyone tells you Lacan is difficult, this is class propaganda by the enemy. As a Marxist, let me add: if anyone tells you Lacan is difficult, this is class propaganda by the enemy.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: An entity is free when it can deploy its immanent potential without being impeded by any external obstacle. An entity is free when it can deploy its immanent potential without being impeded by any external obstacle.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: I think that the task of philosophy is not to provide answers, but to show how the way we perceive a problem can be itself part of a problem. I think that the task of philosophy is not to provide answers, but to show how the way we perceive a problem can be itself part of a problem.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: If Stalin gives you a love advice, it has to succeed. If Stalin gives you a love advice, it has to succeed.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: I affirm myself to be a Lacanian, for fear of being convienced by others that I am not a Lacanian I affirm myself to be a Lacanian, for fear of being convienced by others that I am not a Lacanian
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Communism will win. Communism will win.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: By what right can we call this a system of "corrections"? Is it not, rather, the rubric for a slavishly obedient, oppressed, and humiliated existence? By what right can we call this a system of "corrections"? Is it not, rather, the rubric for a slavishly obedient, oppressed, and humiliated existence?
Slavoj Zizek quotes: An enemy is someone whose story you have not heard. An enemy is someone whose story you have not heard.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: The threat today is not passivity, but pseudo-activity, the urge to "be active", to "participate", to mask the Nothingness of what goes on. The threat today is not passivity, but pseudo-activity, the urge to "be active", to "participate", to mask the Nothingness of what goes on.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: In contrast to the situation in 1945, the world does not need the US; it is the US that needs the rest of the world In contrast to the situation in 1945, the world does not need the US; it is the US that needs the rest of the world
Slavoj Zizek quotes: Does everything that exists have to be grounded in sufficient reasons? Or are there things that somehow happen out of nowhere? Does everything that exists have to be grounded in sufficient reasons? Or are there things that somehow happen out of nowhere?
Slavoj Zizek quotes: You cannot change people but you can change the system so that people are not pushed into doing evil things. You cannot change people but you can change the system so that people are not pushed into doing evil things.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: ... I am a good Hegelian. If you have a good theory, forget about the reality. ... I am a good Hegelian. If you have a good theory, forget about the reality.
Slavoj Zizek quotes: In other words, who dares to strike today,when having the security of a permanent job is itself becoming a privilege? In other words, who dares to strike today,when having the security of a permanent job is itself becoming a privilege?
Slavoj Zizek quotes: The one measure of true love is: you can insult the other The one measure of true love is: you can insult the other
Slavoj Zizek quotes: The ultimate lesson of The Interpretation of Dreams: reality is for those who cannot sustain the dream. The ultimate lesson of The Interpretation of Dreams: reality is for those who cannot sustain the dream.