Georges Bataille

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Georges Bataille

Georges Bataille

I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.More Georges Bataille [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.More Georges Bataille [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.More Georges Bataille [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.More Georges Bataille [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.More Georges Bataille [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.More Georges Bataille [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't want your love unless you know i am repulsive,and love me even as you know it.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit; to become delightful, happiness must be tainted with poison.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The great monuments are raised up like dams, pitting the logic of majesty and authority against all the shady elements: it is in the form of cathedrals and palaces that Church and State speak and impose silence on the multitudes.More Georges Bataille [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By inner experience I understand that which one usually calls mystical experience: the states of ecstasy, of rapture, at least of meditated emotion. But I am thinking less of confessional experience, to which one has had to adhere up to now, that of an experience laid bare, free of ties, even of an origin, of any confession whatever. This is why I don't like the word mystical.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Inner experience ... is not easily accessible and, viewed from the outside by intelligence, it would even be necessary to see in it a sum of distinct operations, some intellectual, others aesthetic, yet others moral. ... It is only from within, lived to the point of terror, that it appears to unify that which discursive thought must separate.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Philosophy ... finds itself to be no longer anything but the heir to a fabulous mystical theology, but missing a God and wiping the slate clean.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The difficulty that contestation must be done in the name of an authority is resolved this: I contest in the name of contestation what experience itself is.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We reach ecstasy by a contestation of knowledge. Were I to stop at ecstasy and grasp it, in the end I would define it.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I remain in intolerable non-knowledge, which has no other way out than ecstasy itself.More Georges Bataille [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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