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Actors, Acting
Engrave this Quote The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.
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-Roland Barthes
Alcohol/Alcoholism
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Alienation
Engrave this Quote There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
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Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote 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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Automobiles
Engrave this Quote 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 them as a purely magical object.
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Books
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Class
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Conversation
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Cynicism
Engrave this Quote What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
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Fashion
Engrave this Quote The New is not a fashion, it is a value.
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Interviews
Engrave this Quote 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!
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Language
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Engrave this Quote All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology.
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Liberalism
Engrave this Quote There are two kinds of liberalism. A liberalism which is always, subterraneously authoritative and paternalistic, on the side of one's good conscience. And then there is a liberalism which is more ethical than political; one would have to find another name for this. Something like a profound suspension of judgment.
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Love
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Myths, Mythology
Engrave this Quote Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
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Passion
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Photography
Engrave this Quote The photographic image... is a message without a code.
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Pleasure
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Power
Engrave this Quote I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.
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Society
Engrave this Quote The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.
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Sports
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Wine
Engrave this Quote 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.
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