Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes

French structuralist and semiotician
I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.More Roland Barthes quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For Death must be somewhere in a society; if it is no longer (or less intensely) in religion, it must be elsewhere; perhaps in this image which produces Death while trying to preserve life. Contemporary with the withdrawal of rites, Photography may correspond to the intrusion, in our modern society, of an asymbolic Death, outside of religion, outside of ritual, a kind of abrupt dive into literal Death.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Painting can feign reality without having seen it.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque.More Roland Barthes quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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