"Joy is love for another not as a simple celebration of what is lacking in oneself but the affirmation of becoming-other of another and being in relationship with another, because all beings are others, including oneself, and all being is being in relation."
Clayton Crockett and Jeffrey Robbins; Religion, Politics, and the Earth: The New Materialism; 85
"We do not need the dialogue between religions (between civilizations), we need a link of solidarity between those who struggle for justice in Muslim countries and those who participate in the same struggle elsewhere. In other words, we require a politicization process which strengthens the struggle here, there and everywhere."
Slavoj Žižek; First as Tragedy, Then as Farce; 122-123
"I think that if we want to get back to a truthful world, that implies that we admit the limits of language and that we know how to use fiction in the service of truth and not in the service of unlimited desire, then we need to change fiction, that is for sure."
"By, perhaps, returning to “God as the poet of the world”, that metaphor of Whitehead’s, we come into a zone of metaphors, tropes, figures of the God-world relationship that call on us, first of all, to rethink all of our relations. No longer to think that we can have our abstract me-and-my-God relation. But only a relation to the ultimate which we might continue to call “God”, or which we might not be able to through significant stretches of our life. That is, we might go really apophatic. That apophatic negation might restore God language, poetically. It might bring about other language, hopefully with its own poesis - let’s keep this open - but that what we are dealing with, in language, is the radical relationally of our poetry, together, that we make in our chaosmos."
Catherine Keller, Whitehead and Postmodern Thought - Lecture 1