Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes

French structuralist and semiotician
The art of living has no history: it does not evolve: the pleasure which vanishes vanishes for good, there is no substitute for it. Other pleasures come, which replace nothing. No progress in pleasures, nothing but mutations.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The realists do not take the photograph for a 'copy' of reality, but for an emanation of past reality, a magic, not an art.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Are not couturiers the poets who, from year to year, from strophe to strophe, write the anthem of the feminine body?More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A paradox: the same century invented history and photography. But history is a memory fabricated according to positive formulas, a pure intellectual discourse which abolishes mythic time; and the photograph is a certain but fugitive testimony.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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