Thursday, March 19th

by musicclipoftheday

otherworldly

Turgut Ercetin (1983-), String Quartet No. 1 (“December”); The Jack Quartet, live, Stanford University, 2011


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lagniappe

reading table

Lacan said that there was surely something ironic about Christ’s injunction to love thy neighbour as thyself—because actually, of course, people hate themselves.

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We know almost nothing about ourselves because we judge ourselves before we have a chance to see ourselves.

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Self-criticism is an unforbidden pleasure: we seem to relish the way it makes us suffer.

—Adam Phillips, “Against Self-Criticism,” London Review of Books, 3/5/15