Roland Barthes Quotes

11 Roland Barthes quotes:

"To hide a passion totally (or even to hide, more simply, its excess) is inconceivable: not because the human subject is too weak, but because passion is in essence made to be seen: the hiding must be seen: I want you to know that I am hiding something from you, that is the active paradox I must resolve: at one and the same time it must be known and not known: I want you to know that I don't want to show my feelings: that is the message I address to the other."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Passion Quotes Excess Quotes
"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 t"
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Creation Quotes
"The New is not a fashion, it is a value."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Fashion Quotes French Critic Quotes
"Historically and politically, the petit-bourgeois is the key to the century. The bourgeois and proletariat classes have become abstractions: the petite-bourgeoisie, in contrast, is everywhere, you can see it everywhere, even in the areas of the bourgeois and the proletariat, what's left of them."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Class Quotes
"What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Passion Quotes French Critic Quotes
"I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes French Critic Quotes
"Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes French Critic Quotes
"Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Literature Quotes French Critic Quotes
"To eat steak rare. . . represents both a nature and a morality."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"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."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"To endow the writer publicly with a good fleshly body, to reveal that he likes dry white wine and underdone steak, is to make even more miraculous for me, and of a more divine essence, the products of his art. Far from the details of his daily life bringing nearer to me the nature of his inspiration and making it clearer, it is the whole mystical singularity of his condition which the writer emphasizes by such confidences. For I cannot but ascribe to some superhumanly the existence of beings vast enough to wear blue pajamas at the very moment when they manifest themselves as universal conscience."

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