Georges Bataille


Georges Bataille Quotes

  • ''Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.''
    Georges Bataille (1897-1962), French novelist, critic. repr. In Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927-1939, ed. Allan Stoekl (1985). "The Notion of Expenditure," La Critique Sociale (Paris, Jan. 1933).
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  • ''Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.''
    Georges Bataille (1897-1962), French novelist, critic. repr. In Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927-1939, ed. Allan Stoekl (1985). "The Sacred Conspiracy," no. 1, Acéphale (Paris, June 1, 1936).

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