Why Anti-Oedipus is Worth Reading even if you do not reach “Total” Understanding (of it)

Ortus Memoria

Because of awesome quotes like these. All but one come from the fourth section “Introducing Schizoanalysis;” if it was not the most elucidating section, I certainly thought it was the most fun. All quotes are from Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, trans. by Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998).

All the cynical tactics of bad conscience…arrive at a definition of civilized European man: the hypnosis and the reign of images, the torpor they spread; the hatred of life and of all that is free, of all that passes and flows; the universal effusion of the death instinct; depression and guilt used as a means of contagion, the kiss of the Vampire: aren’t you ashamed to be happy? follow my eample, I won’t let go before you say, “It’s my fault,” O ignoble contagion of the depressives…

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