Michel Foucault Quotes.

11. "A critique does not consist in saying that things aren't good the way they are. It consists in seeing on just what type of assumptions, of familiar notions, of established and unexamined ways of thinking the accepted practices are based... To do criticism is to make harder those acts which are now too easy."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

12. "The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

13. "The intellectual was rejected and persecuted at the precise moment when the facts became incontrovertible, when it was forbidden to say that the emperor had no clothes."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

14. "But the guilty person is only one of the targets of punishment. For punishment is directed above all at others, at all the potentially guilty."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

15. "Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

16. "...it's my hypothesis that the individual is not a pre-given entity which is seized on by the exercise of power. The individual, with his identity and characteristics, is the product of a relation of power exercised over bodies, multiplicities, movements, desires, forces."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

17. "Schools serve the same social functions as prisons and mental institutions- to define, classify, control, and regulate people."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

18. "I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

19. "We have to be there at the birth of ideas, the bursting outward of their force: not in books expressing them, but in events manifesting this force, in struggles carried on around ideas, for or against them."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

20. "Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions."
- Quote by Michel Foucault

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