Roland Barthes

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Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes

Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The New is not a fashion, it is a value.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The photographic image... is a message without a code.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Other countries drink to get drunk, and this is accepted by everyone; in France, drunkenness is a consequence, never an intention. A drink is felt as the spinning out of a pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philter, it is also the leisurely act of drinking.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack to the feast, from the conversation at the local caf to the speech at a formal dinner.More Roland Barthes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.More Roland Barthes [10/11/2011 10:10:21]
I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun.More Roland Barthes [10/11/2011 10:10:43]
Literature is the question minus the answer.More Roland Barthes [10/11/2011 10:10:00]
The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.More Roland Barthes [10/11/2011 10:10:39]
Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.More Roland Barthes [10/11/2011 10:10:49]
To eat steak rare... represents both a nature and a morality.More Roland Barthes [10/11/2011 10:10:54]
What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time.More Roland Barthes [10/11/2011 10:10:28]
What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.More Roland Barthes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Literature is the question minus the answer.More Roland Barthes [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.More Roland Barthes [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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