"Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Raoul Vaneigem on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Raoul Vaneigem on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Raoul Vaneigem on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Raoul Vaneigem on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Raoul Vaneigem on William Shakespeare
"We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity."
"In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption."
"The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry."
"People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth."