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