Roland Barthes's Quotes
Biography of Roland Barthes
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.Tags: Forget, Language, Power
I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun.Tags: Fun, Life, Pretty
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.Tags: Left, Present, Society
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.Tags: Love, Try, Write
I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.Tags: Blame, Call, Power
The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.Tags: Books, Culture, Meaning
The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.Tags: Block, Skyscraper, Street
Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.Tags: Image, Knowledge, Mythology
What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.Tags: May, Time, Truth
For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture.Tags: Needs, Short, Theatre
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.Tags: Against, Desire, Words
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.Tags: Cannot, Saying, Worth
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!Tags: Great, Short, Trouble
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