Roland Barthes Quotes.

11. "Literature is that which he can not read without pain, without choking on truth."
- Quote by Roland Barthes

12. "As a language, Garbo's singularity was of the order of the concept, that of Audrey Hepburn is of the order of the substance; the face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn, an Event."
- Quote by Roland Barthes

13. "Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it."
- Quote by Roland Barthes

14. "All those young photographers who are at work in the world, determined upon the capture of actuality, do not know that they are agents of Death."
- Quote by Roland Barthes

15. "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."
- Quote by Roland Barthes

16. "The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture."
- Quote by Roland Barthes

17. "Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire"
- Quote by Roland Barthes

18. "Text of bliss: the text that imposes a state of loss, the text that discomforts (perhaps to the point of a certain boredom), unsettles the reader's historical, cultural, psychological assumptions, the consistency of his tastes, values, memories, brings to a crisis his relation with language."
- Quote by Roland Barthes

19. "I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time."
- Quote by Roland Barthes

20. "As soon as someone dies, frenzied construction of the future (shifting furniture, etc.): futuromania."
- Quote by Roland Barthes

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