Quotes by Roland Barthes
Alive from: 1915-1980
Quotes 16 till 19 of 19.
There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque.
To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.
What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack to the feast, from the conversation at the local café to the speech at a formal dinner.