I go dreaming into the future, where I see nothing, nothing. I have no plans, no idea, no project, and, what is worse, no ambition. Something – the eternal ‘what’s the use?’ – sets its bronze barrier across every avenue that I open up in the realm of hypothesis.
The double embodies the phantom-like Thing in me. ..The subject’s double..,like a shadow,..gives body..to what is..in the subject more than the subject himself,..the part in himself that the subject must murder in order to start to live as a..normal..member of the community.
― s. zizek (via alterities)
We try out attitudes, and find them all worthless. The forces are too strong. I mean the forces […] the horrible forces. You need to watch your step among all the ghosts and memories.
― Ingmar Bergman, The Silence (1963)