"In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Jean Baudrillard on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Jean Baudrillard on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Jean Baudrillard on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Jean Baudrillard on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Jean Baudrillard on Booker T. Washington
"Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors."
"Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly."
"Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment."
"Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things."
"There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world."