Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Jean Baudrillard
More Quotes From
America (1986, trans. 1988)
"Astral America" America (1986, trans. 1988)
"Consumer Society" La SociÃ©tÃ© de Consommation (1970)
Cool Memories (1987, trans. 1990)
Cool Memories (1987, trans. 1955)
writers and writing
If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 3 (1987, trans. 1990).
Cite this source
Embed this quotation
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Advertise with Us
Suggest a Word