Georges Bataille quotes

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Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
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 ...
The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to lo ...
Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.
Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it ...
Eroticism differs from animal sexuality in that human sexuality is limited by taboos and the domain of eroticism is that of the tr ...
Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else, an animal's incomplete compared to a person ... and a person compared to God, w ...
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 ...
At man's core there is a voice that wants him never to give in to fear. But if it is true that in general man cannot give in to fe ...
The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. T ...
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