"I always speak the truth. Not the whole truth, because there's no way, to say it all. Saying it all is materially impossible: words fail. Yet it is through this very impossibility that the truth holds onto the real."
Although he continues to stress the linguistic nature of the unconscious, here and in Seminar XX Lacan begins to use the neologism linguisterie to indicate the distance that separates him from academic linguists.
Based on a television broadcast; published, Paris, Seuil, 1973.