Jean-Luc Nancy quotes

  • There is no meaning if meaning is not shared, and not because there would be an ultimate or first signification that all beings have in common, but because meaning is itself the sharing of Being.
    -- Jean-Luc Nancy

    #Would Be #Firsts #Common

  • Why in the case of the ear, is there withdrawal and turning inward, a making resonant, but in the case of the eye, there is manifestation and display, a making evident?
    -- Jean-Luc Nancy

    #Eye #Inward #Withdrawal

  • This is not the first time in my life where you know going into a job that you're going to hear in stereo what was wrong with what you did.

  • I take the walk to be the externalization of an interior seeking so that the analogy is first of all between the external and the internal.

  • I read my first book on Woodrow Wilson at age 15, and I was hooked.

  • If at first you don't succeed/You can dust it off and try again/Dust yourself off and try again.

  • The man who pauses on the paths of treason, Halts on a quicksand, the first step engulfs him.

  • Anti-Semitism is extremely common.

  • As labor is the common burden of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burden onto the shoulders of others is the great durable curse of the race.

  • By the time I'm 40, interplanetary travel will be common. Nobody will want to talk to me at that age, anyway.

  • Our future is our sense of common destiny.

  • Promoting self under the guise of promoting Christ is currently so common as to excite little notice.