Jacques Attali quotes

  • In noise can be read the codes of life, the relations among men. Clamour, Melody, Dissonance, Harmony; when it is fashioned by man with specific tools, when it invades man’s time, when it becomes sound, noise is the source of the purpose and power, of the dream – Music.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Dream #Men #Sound

  • Now we must learn to judge a society by its sounds...
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Inspiration #Judging #Sound

  • Today, music heralds... the establishment of a society of repetition in which nothing will happen anymore.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Music #Today #Establishment

  • The first path a human being ever travels is the path that leads out of the maternal womb. Every human being's first labyrinth is that of a woman.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Labyrinth #Path #Firsts

  • Global governance is just a euphemism for global government.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Government #Euphemism

  • For twenty-five centuries, Western knowledge has tried to look upon the world. It has failed to understand that the world is not for the beholding. It is for hearing. It is not legible, but audible.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Twenties #Looks #World

  • Change is inscribed in noise faster than it transforms society.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Noise #Faster

  • What is noise to the old order is harmony to the new.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Order #Noise #Harmony

  • What is called music today is all too often only a disguise for the monologue of power. However, and this is the supreme irony of it all, never before have musicians tried so hard to communicate with their audience, and never before has that communication been so deceiving. Music now seems hardly more than a somewhat clumsy excuse for the self-glorification of musicians and the growth of a new industrial sector.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Communication #Self #Growth

  • For twenty-five centuries, Western knowledge has tried to look upon the world. It has failed to understand that the world is not for the beholding. It is for hearing. It is not legible, but audible. Our science has always desired to monitor, measure, abstract, and castrate meaning, forgetting that life is full of noise and that death alone is silent: work noise, noise of man, and noise of beast. Noise bought, sold, or prohibited. Nothing essential happens in the absence of noise.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Men #Twenties #Essentials

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