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Quotations From JEAN BAUDRILLARD

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  • 1.
    You are born modern, you do not become so.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. America, "Astral America," (1986, trans. 1988).
  • 2.
    Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Vanishing Point," America (1986, trans. 1988).
  • 3.
    The sickly cultural pathos which the whole of France indulges in, that fetishism of the cultural heritage.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Utopia Achieved," America (1986, trans. 1988).
  • 4.
    What is a society without a heroic dimension?
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Utopia Achieved," America (1986, trans. 1988).
  • 5.
    We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Utopia Achieved," America (1986, trans. 1988).
  • 6.
    If you are prepared to accept the consequences of your dreams ... then you must still regard America today with the same naive enthusiasm as the generations that discovered the New World.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Utopia Achieved," America (1986, trans. 1988).

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  • 7.
    It is in love with its limitless horizontality, as New York may be with its verticality.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Astral America," America (1986, trans. 1988).

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  • 8.
    In its artless cruelty, Dallas is superior to any "intelligent" critique that can be made of it. That is why intellectual snobbery meets its match here.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 3 (1987, trans. 1990).
  • 9.
    The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 4 (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • 10.
    Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 2 (1987, trans. 1990).

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