Like a true vampire, the spider sucks the fluid from the flies it has attracted into its web in the same way the concept disfigures life, rendering it pale, sad and ugly, because, like a man frenzied with starvation, the concept takes nourishment from life. Feeding on life does not in this case give life. It is only the simulacrum and the ghost of life; the rags it wears, full of holes like the spiders web, are the symptoms of its own deficiency. The concept, which vampirizes an already anthropomorphized life, only has the appearance of life. Man takes from the world only what he has already deposited there; he feeds on his own substance which he then throws up in the form of concepts like the spider its web.