Jacques Derrida Quotes.

1. "To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend."
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

2. "What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written."
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

3. "Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets."
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

4. "No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language."
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

5. "Psychoanalysis has taught that the dead – a dead parent, for example – can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts."
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

6. "The poet…is the man of metaphor: while the philosopher is interested only in the truth of meaning, beyond even signs and names, and the sophist manipulates empty signs…the poet plays on the multiplicity of signifieds."
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

7. "If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn't simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction"
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

8. "Such a caring for death, an awakening that keeps vigil over death, a conscience that looks death in the face, is another name for freedom."
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

9. "Contrary to what phenomenology—which is always phenomenology of perception—has tried to make us believe, contrary to what our desire cannot fail to be tempted into believing, the thing itself always escapes."
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

10. "The traditional statement about language is that it is in itself living, and that writing is the dead part of language."
- Quote by Jacques Derrida

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