Jean Baudrillard quotes

  • We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #World #Information

  • Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Sex #Sublime #Seduction

  • Smile and others will smile back. Smile to show how transparent, how candid you are. Smile if you have nothing to say. Most of all, do not hide the fact you have nothing to say nor your total indifference to others. Let this emptiness, this profound indifference shine out spontaneously in your smile.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Smile #Profound #Shining

  • There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Aphrodisiac #Innocence

  • There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Funny #Sarcastic #Revenge

  • To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Love #Broken Heart #Stars

  • What is a society without a heroic dimension?
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Hero #Heroism #Dimensions

  • What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #America #Society #Fiction

  • Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Paradise #Santa #May

  • The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Change #Smart #Great Person

  • The secret of theory is that truth does not exist.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Secret #Doe #Theory

  • Everywhere one seeks to produce meaning, to make the world signify, to render it visible. We are not, however, in danger of lacking meaning; quite the contrary, we are gorged with meaning and it is killing us.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Meaning Of Life #World #Killing

  • It is always the same: once you are liberated, you are forced to ask who you are.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Force #Who You Are

  • If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Animal #Perfection #One Day

  • Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Long #Innocence #Language

  • Art does not die because there is no more art. It dies because there is too much.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Art #Doe #Too Much

  • Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other's food.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Food #Men #Animal

  • One of life's primal situations; the game of hide and seek. Oh, the delicious thrill of hiding while the others come looking for you, the delicious terror of being discovered, but what panic when, after a long search, the others abandon you! You mustn't hide too well. You mustn't be too good at the game. The player must never be bigger than the game itself.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Life #Player #Games

  • The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air-conditioning systems cooling empty hotels in the desert and artificial light in the middle of the day all have something both demented and admirable about them. The mindless luxury of a rich civilization, and yet of a civilization perhaps as scared to see the lights go out as was the hunter in his primitive night.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Night #Civilization #Luxury

  • It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Fake People #Believe #Politician

  • Every woman is like a time-zone. She is a nocturnal fragment of your journey. She brings you unflaggingly closer to the next night.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Night #Journey #Next

  • Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Dream #Math #Wish

  • Freud thought he was bringing the plague to the U.S.A., but the U.S.A. has victoriously resisted the psychoanalytical frost by real deep freezing, by mental and sexual refrigeration. They have countered the black magic of the Unconscious with the white magic of "doing your own thing," air conditioning, sterilization, mental frigidity and the cold media of information.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Real #White #Air

  • The sickly cultural pathos which the whole of France indulges in, that fetishism of the cultural heritage.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Heritage #France #Pathos

  • Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Identity #Teeth #May

  • Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Driving #Genocide #Form

  • You are born modern, you do not become so.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Modern #Born #Modernism

  • Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Dark #Night #Television

  • Prophesying catastrophe is incredibly banal. The more original move is to assume that it has already happened.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Moving #Assuming #Catastrophe

  • A sociosphere of contact, control, persuasion and dissuasion, of exhibitions of inhibitions in massive or homeopathic doses...: this is obscenity. All structures turned inside out and exhibited, all operations rendered visible. In America this goes all the way from the bewildering network of aerial telephone and electric wiresto the concrete multiplication of all the bodily functions in the home, the litany of ingredients on the tiniest can of food, the exhibition of income or IQ.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Home #America #Telephones

  • There is no human reason to be here, except for the sheer ecstasy of being crowded together.
    -- Jean Baudrillard

    #Together #Reason #Ecstasy