Roland Barthes quotes

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The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.
New York ... is a city of geometric heights, a petrified desert of grids and lattices, an inferno of greenish abstraction under a ...
To hide a passion totally (or even to hide, more simply, its excess) is inconceivable: not because the human subject is too weak, ...
Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is wort ...
What the Journal posits is not the tragic question, the Madman's question: "Who am I?", but the comic question, the Bewildered Man ...
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, ...
Historically and politically, the petit-bourgeois is the key to the century.... The bourgeois and proletariat classes have become ...
There are two kinds of liberalism. A liberalism which is always, subterraneously authoritative and paternalistic, on the side of o ...
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 cla ...
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
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