"There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Roland Barthes on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Roland Barthes on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Roland Barthes on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Roland Barthes on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Roland Barthes on Mahatma Gandhi
"Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula."
"Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive."