Georges Bataille Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Georges Bataille Quotes and Sayings

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    A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else - an animal's incomplete compared to a person... and a person compared to God, who is complete only to be imaginary. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    Eroticism is assenting to life even in death. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    Naturally, love's the most distant possibility. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF
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    To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them. Georges Bataille | Refcard PDF






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