Monday, August 11, 2008
An Interview Worth Reading: Zizek Speaks
Slavoj Zizek, the prolific writer and philosopher, has just given a gripping interview. Some of his answers are too good not to be read. A few samples:
"When were you happiest?
A few times when I looked forward to a happy moment or remembered it - never when it was happening.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Indifference to the plights of others.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Their sleazy readiness to offer me help when I don't need or want it.
What makes you depressed?
Seeing stupid people happy.
What does love feel like?
Like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures.
What or who is the love of your life?
Philosophy. I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it.
Have you ever said 'I love you' and not meant it?
All the time. When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks."
Read the entire interview here.
graph per guardian