Michel Foucault Quotes.

1. "I don't feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

2. "What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn't everyone's life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?"
- Quote by Michel Foucault

3. "I'm no prophet. My job is making windows where there were once walls."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

4. "...if you are not like everybody else, then you are abnormal, if you are abnormal , then you are sick. These three categories, not being like everybody else, not being normal and being sick are in fact very different but have been reduced to the same thing"
- Quote by Michel Foucault

5. "I don't write a book so that it will be the final word; I write a book so that other books are possible, not necessarily written by me."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

6. "I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning. If you knew when you began a book what you would say at the end, do you think that you would have the courage to write it? What is true for writing and for love relationships is true also for life. The game is worthwhile insofar as we don’t know where it will end."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

7. "The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play)."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

8. "Maybe the target nowadays is not to discover what we are but to refuse what we are."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

9. "The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

10. "Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same. More than one person, doubtless like me, writes in order to have no face."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

  1.                                              Next Page