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Zygmunt Bauman

Polish,  Sociologist
Total Quotes : 26
Happiness Needs

Happiness needs one-upmanship.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Love Concerned Possession

As far as love is concerned, possession, power, fusion and disenchantment are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Been Unacceptable Hoped

Human attention tends to be focused on the satisfactions relationships are hoped to bring, precisely because somehow they have not been truly satisfactory. And if they do satisfy, the price of this satisfaction has often been found to be unacceptable.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Genocide Skating Which

Civilisation, the orderly world in which we live, is frail. We are skating on thin ice. There is a fear of a collective disaster. Terrorism, genocide, flu, tsunamis.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Through Capacity Another

Capitalism proceeds through creative destruction. What is created is capitalism in a 'new and improved' form - and what is destroyed is self-sustaining capacity, livelihood and dignity of its innumerable and multiplied 'host organisms' into which all of us are drawn/seduced one way or another.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Surely Quickly Bonds

In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change - as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Like Ashes Pile

Like the phoenix, socialism is reborn from every pile of ashes left day in, day out, by burnt-out human dreams and charred hopes.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Help Task Individual

The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.

- Zygmunt Bauman

New Swearing Glittering

The consumerist culture insists that swearing eternal loyalty to anything and anybody is imprudent, since in this world new glittering opportunities crop up daily.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Awful Concept Lower

This awful concept of underclass is really horrifying. You're not lower class, you are excluded - outside.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Fascinating Your Wallow

In a consumer society, people wallow in things, fascinating, enjoyable things. If you define your value by the things you acquire and surround yourself with, being excluded is humiliating.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Rich Rest Own

In a world of global dependencies with no corresponding global polity and few tools of global justice, the rich of the world are free to pursue their own interests while paying no attention to the rest.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Always Average Pillars

The carrying power of a bridge is not the average strength of the pillars, but the strength of the weakest pillar. I have always believed that you do not measure the health of a society by GNP but by the condition of its worst off.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Recipes Other Increased

There are other ways of finding satisfaction, recipes for human happiness, enjoyment, dignified and meaningful, gratifying life, than increased consumption that increases production.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Development Needs Unlikely

We already have - thanks to technology, development, skills, the efficiency of our work - enough resources to satisfy all human needs. But we don't have enough resources, and we are unlikely ever to have, to satisfy human greed.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Through Increasingly Shop

Partnerships are increasingly seen through the prism of promises and expectations, and as a kind of product for consumers: satisfaction on the spot, and if not fully satisfied, return the product to the shop or replace it with a new and improved one! You don't, after all, stick to your car, or computer, or iPod, when better ones appear.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Holocaust Will Surrounded

The risk of the Holocaust is not that it will be forgotten, but that it will be embalmed and surrounded by monuments and used to absolve all future sins.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Doing Other Means

We live in a globalising world. That means that all of us, consciously or not, depend on each other. Whatever we do or refrain from doing affects the lives of people who live in places we'll never visit.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Blessings Other Telling

In our world of rampant 'individualisation', relationships are mixed blessings. They vacillate between a sweet dream and a nightmare, and there is no telling when one turns into the other.

- Zygmunt Bauman

Stop Belong Equals

We belong to talking, not what talking is about... Stop talking - and you are out. Silence equals exclusion.

- Zygmunt Bauman