the rigorous m

bits and bobs, quotes and catching up

quote: golsan on imitation

Posted by rigorousm on January 23, 2011

[The desire to become another] can never be satisfied, of course, because even in possessing the object, individuals can only be disappointed. Others are not divinities after all, and possessing them or the objects they desire can never truly transform the being of desiring individuals.

— Richard Golsan, Rene Girard and Myth: An Introduction, p 13.

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