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Roland Barthes

French,  Critic
Total Quotes : 20
Which Oppressive Code

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.

- Roland Barthes

Blame Guilt Call

I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.

- Roland Barthes

Street Offers Itself

The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.

- Roland Barthes

Ahead Way Alienation

There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.

- Roland Barthes

Myth Confession Nor

Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.

- Roland Barthes

Always See Photograph

A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.

- Roland Barthes

Image Public Itself

What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.

- Roland Barthes

Nature Steak Represents

To eat steak rare... represents both a nature and a morality.

- Roland Barthes

New Always News

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.

- Roland Barthes

Literature Question Minus

Literature is the question minus the answer.

- Roland Barthes

Love Language Confront

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.

- Roland Barthes

Needs Artiste Them

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.

- Roland Barthes

Pretty Been Eclectic

I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun.

- Roland Barthes

World Image Through

Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.

- Roland Barthes

May Which Condition

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.

- Roland Barthes

Value Fashion New

The New is not a fashion, it is a value.

- Roland Barthes

Prove Without Which

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.

- Roland Barthes

Image Code Photographic

The photographic image... is a message without a code.

- Roland Barthes

Desire Other Against

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.

- Roland Barthes

Deal Sentence Stopped

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!

- Roland Barthes