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Jean Baudrillard
July 29, 1929 - March 6, 2007
Nationality: French
Category: Sociologist
Subcategory: French Sociologist

At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves.


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


We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.


If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.


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


Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.


A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.


There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart.


You are born modern, you do not become so.


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


Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price.


There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.


Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.


The order of the world is always right - such is the judgment of God. For God has departed, but he has left his judgment behind, the way the Cheshire Cat left his grin.


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.


At the heart of pornography is sexuality haunted by its own disappearance.


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.


What is a society without a heroic dimension?


The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.


Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.


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