Quotations From JEAN BAUDRILLARD


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  • Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 1 (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 5 (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 5 (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 5 (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • Every woman is like a time zone. She is a nocturnal fragment of your journey. She brings you unflaggingly closer to the next night.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 5 (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • There is no human reason to be here, except for the sheer ecstasy of being crowded together.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "New York," America (1986, trans. 1988).

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  • Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved—commitment to a scenario.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "The End of U.S. Power?" America (1986, trans. 1988).

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  • What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Astral America," America (1986, trans. 1988).

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  • There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Astral America," America (1986, trans. 1988).

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  • Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Vanishing Point," America (1986, trans. 1988).
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