Jacques Derrida

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Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida

As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scen.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:56]
Certain readers resented me when they could no longer recognize their territory, their institution.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:06]
I became the stage for the great argument between Nietzsche and Rousseau. I was the extra ready to take on all the roles.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:24]
I do everything I think possible or acceptable to escape from this trap.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:28]
I do not believe in pure idioms. I think there is naturally a desire, for whoever speaks or writes, to sign in an idiomatic, irreplaceable manner.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:32]
I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:37]
I have always had trouble recognizing myself in the features of the intellectual playing his political role according to the screenplay that you are familiar with and whose heritage deserves to be questioned.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:42]
I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:52]
I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals, but even as I withdrew into this reading, I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:56]
If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn't simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:01]
In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:05]
In philosophy, you have to reckon with the implicit level of an accumulated reserve, and thus with a very great number of relays, with the shared responsibility of these relays.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:11]
My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible, that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:20]
No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:24]
The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn't put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:35]
The circle of the return to birth can only remain open, but this is a chance, a sign of life, and a wound.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:40]
The first problem of the media is posed by what does not get translated, or even published in the dominant political languages.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:58]
These critics organize and practice in my case a sort of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should know how to question and above all, to moderate.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:16]
These years of the Ecole Normale were an ordeal. Nothing was handed to me on the first try.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:21]
We are all mediators, translators.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:31]
Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides.More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:35]
Who ever said that one was born just once?More Jacques Derrida [09/20/2011 05:09:40]
We are given over to absolute solitude. No one can speak with us and no one can speak for us; we must take it upon ourselves, each of us must take it upon himself.More Jacques Derrida [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Surviving - that is the other name of a mourning whose possibility is never to be awaited.More Jacques Derrida [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.More Jacques Derrida [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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