Georges Bataille

Georges Bataille

French writer and philosopher
Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.More Georges Bataille quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The emotional element which gives an obsessive value to communal existence is death.More Georges Bataille quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I want to realize totality in my consciousness, I have to relate myself to an immense, ludicrous, and painful convulsion of all of humanity.More Georges Bataille quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What causes [fragmentation] if not a need to act that specializes us and limits us to the horizon of a particular activity? Even if it turns out to be for the general interest (which generally isn't true), the activity that subordinates each of our aspects to a specific result suppresses our being as an entirety. Whoever acts substitutes a particular end for what he or she is, as a total being.More Georges Bataille quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The analysis of laughter had opened to me points of contact between the fundamentals of a communal and disciplined emotional knowledge and those of discursive knowledge.More Georges Bataille quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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