• Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire

    Slavoj Žižek
  • When we are shown scenes of starving children in Africa, with a call for us to do something to help them, the underlying ideological message is something like: "Don't think, don't politicize, forget about the true causes of their poverty, just act, contribute money, so that you will not have to think!

    Slavoj Žižek
  • If you have reasons to love someone, you don’t love them

    Slavoj Žižek
  • The problem for us is not are our desires satisfied or not. The problem is how do we know what we desire

    Slavoj Žižek
  • Love feels like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures

    Slavoj Žižek
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