There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.
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 classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.
Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
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, excessive and impoverished.
What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
Literature is the question minus the answer.
I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun.
The photographic image... is a message without a code.
The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.
Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.
To eat steak rare... represents both a nature and a morality.
I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.
The New is not a fashion, it is a value.
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