Alain Finkielkraut quotes

  • Barbarism is not the inheritance of our pre-history.  It is the companion that dogs our every step.
    -- Alain Finkielkraut

    #Dog #Inheritance #Steps

  • Silence dies, clamor takes the power everywhere
    -- Alain Finkielkraut

    #Silence #Clamor

  • Each man is contained and constrained, on entering social life, to fit his own life in, just as he fits his words and thoughts into a language that was formed without and before him and which is impervious to his power. Entering the game, as it were, whether of belonging to a nation or of using a language, a man enters arrangements which it does not fall to him to determine, but only to learn and respect the rules.
    -- Alain Finkielkraut

    #Fall #Men #Games

  • I have a dog and sometimes I'll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I'd bawl like a baby.

  • I have a really great family, and when Im not filming, I go home and walk the dogs, take out the garbage, clean my room, all that stuff. My family and my friends keep me in line, and make sure I dont get crazy.

  • Man is too near all kinds of beasts,--a fawning dog, a roaring lion, a thieving fox, a robbing wolf, a dissembling crocodile, a treacherous decoy, and a rapacious vulture.

  • In the Spanish people there is a mixture of Gothic, Frankish and Moorish blood. One can speak of the Spaniard as one would speak of a brave anarchist. The Arabian epoch-the Arabs look down on the Turks as they do on dogs-was the most cultured, the most intellectual and in every way best and happiest epoch in Spanish history. It was followed by the period of the persecutions with its unceasing atrocities.

  • One may lack words to express the impact of beauty but no one who has felt it remains untouched. It is renewal, enlargement, intensification. The parks preserve it permanently in the inheritance of the American citizens.

  • I don't want to leave my kids an inheritance, I want to leave them a legacy

  • There is no sickness problem. There is simply a problem of the believer's coming to know his inheritance in Christ.

  • They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.

  • I am better able to imagine hell than heaven; it is my inheritance, I suppose.

  • You want to be like a ticking bomb. As calm as possible before the fight, to save energy… But ready to explode the second you step into the cage.