Facts about Roland Barthes

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Roland Barthes was a famous Critic from France, who lived between November 12, 1915 and March 25, 1980.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Roland.

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Famous quotes by Roland Barthes (20)


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"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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"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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"The New is not a fashion, it is a value"
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"Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion"
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"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"
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"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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"The photographic image... is a message without a code"
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"What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself"
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"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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"I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun"
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"A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see"
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"The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man"
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"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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"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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"There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it"
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"Literature is the question minus the answer"
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"To eat steak rare... represents both a nature and a morality"
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"Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula"
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"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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"I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient"


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