"As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary lines the human organism, in the most intimate recesses of its being, manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Jacques Lacan on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Jacques Lacan on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Jacques Lacan on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Jacques Lacan on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Jacques Lacan on Mark Twain
"We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man, however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him, split as it is in its submission to symbols."
"The knowledge that there is a part of the psychic functions that are out of conscious reach, we did not need to wait for Freud to know this!"