Jacques Lacan Quotes & Sayings

19 most famous Jacques Lacan quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a French psychologist who passed away on 9 September, 1981.

Jacques Lacan Quotes
“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 Quotes
“What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?”
Jacques Lacan Quotes
“What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one's cards face up on the table?”
“Psychoanalysis is a terribly efficient instrument, and because it is more and more a prestigious instrument, we run the risk of using it with a purpose for which it was not made for, and in this way we may degrade it.”
“A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit?”
Jacques Lacan Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.”
Jacques Lacan Quotes
“The narration, in fact, doubles the drama with a commentary without which no mise en scene would be possible.”
Jacques Lacan Quotes
“The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience.”

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