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Roland Barthes

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Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.

— Roland Barthes

#grief #loss #mourning #suffering #death

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

#desire #fingers #had #i #instead

To whom could I put this question (with any hope of an answer)? Does being able to live without someone you loved mean you loved her less than you thought...?

— Roland Barthes

#loss #love #mourning #death

I encounter millions of bodies in my life; of these millions, I may desire some hundreds; but of these hundreds, I love only one.

— Roland Barthes


The incapacity to name is a good symptom of disturbance.

— Roland Barthes

#literature #photography #photography

What love lays bare in me is energy.

— Roland Barthes


I make the other’s absence responsible for my worldliness.

— Roland Barthes


I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time.

— Roland Barthes


As soon as someone dies, frenzied construction of the future (shifting furniture, etc.): futuromania.

— Roland Barthes

#future #mourning #death

We know that the war against intelligence is always waged in the name of common sense.

— Roland Barthes

#feeling #intelligence #smarts #intelligence

About Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes Quotes

Did you know about Roland Barthes?

In 1948 he returned to purely academic work gaining numerous short-term positions at institutes in France Romania and Egypt. e. Barthes continued to contribute with Philippe Sollers to the avant-garde literary magazine Tel Quel which was developing similar kinds of theoretical inquiry to that pursued in Barthes' writings.

Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism semiotics social theory anthropology and post-structuralism.

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