I do not fall in love for precise reasons (her lips, her smile …) - it is because I already love her that her lips, etc. attract me.

Slavoj Zizek, Event: Philosophy In Transit (via missy-anderson)

The ultimate object of anxiety is to encounter a desiring Other. ..The problem for the hysterical subject is that what you really fear is to learn what you are for the Other.

Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)