Guy Debord


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Guy Ernest Debord (December 28, 1931 – November 30, 1994) was a French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker, member of the Letterist International, founder of a Letterist faction, and founding member of the Situationist International (SI). He was also briefly a member of Socialisme ou Barbarie.

Guy Debord was born in Paris in 1931. Guy's father, Martial, was a pharmacist who died due to... more »

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  • ''Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.''
    Guy Debord (b. 1931), French Situationist philosopher. "Formula for a New City," The Incomplete Works of the Situationist International, ed. Christoph...
  • ''Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us.''
    Guy Debord (b. 1931), French situationist philosopher. Internationale Situationist (no. 1, Paris, June 1958).
  • ''Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.''
    Guy Debord (b. 1931), French situationist philosopher. Panegyric, vol. 1, pt. 1 (1989).
  • There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to he...
    Guy Debord (b. 1931), French Situationist philosopher. Panegyric, pt. 1 (1989).
  • In the zone of perdition where my youth went as if to complete its education, one would have said that the portents of an imminent collapse of the whole edifice of civilization had made an appointment...
    Guy Debord (b. 1931), French Situationist philosopher. Panegyric, pt. 2 (1989).
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