Raoul Vaneigem


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  • ''Production and consumption are the nipples of modern society. Thus suckled, humanity grows in strength and beauty; rising standard of living, all modern conveniences, distractions of all kinds, culture for all, the comfort of your dreams.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 7, sct. 1 (1967, trans. 1983).
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  • ''Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, introduction (1967, trans. 1983).
  • ''Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 7, sct. 2 (1967, trans. 1983).
  • ''There are more truths in twenty-four hours of a man's life than in all the philosophies.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1967, trans. 1983).
  • ''The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 20, sct. 2 (1967, trans. 1983).
  • ''We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, introduction (1967, trans. 1983).
  • ''In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 5 (1967, trans. 1983).

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