Roland Barthes

(1915_1980 / Cherbourg-Octeville)

Roland Barthes Quotes

  • ''To eat steak rare ... represents both a nature and a morality.''
    Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. "Steak and Chips," Mythologies (1957, trans. 1972).
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  • ''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.''
    Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. "Talking," A Lover's Discourse (1977, trans. 1978).
  • ''Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.''
    Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. "The Brain of Einstein," Mythologies (1957, trans. 1972).
  • ''The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.''
    Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. "The Face of Garbo," Mythologies (1957, trans. 1972).

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