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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Jean Baudrillard on society, dreams, love, commitment and politics.

45 Motivational Quotes By Jean Baudrillard, The Famous French Philosopher

Quick Facts

Famous As: Philosopher, photographer,Sociologist, Professor

Born On: July 27, 1929

Died On: March 6, 2007

Born In: Reims

Died At Age: 77

The French philosopher, Jean Baudrillard was popularly known for his study on postmodernism and his ideas of ‘Hyperreality’, ‘Sign value’ and ‘Simulacra and Simulation’. Jean Baudrillard was exposed to Pataphysics, a branch of philosophy in his early life that helped him become a philosopher. Bauldrillard was also a renowned photographer, sociologist, cultural theorist, political commentator, and a social critic who commentated and penned his views, ideas, thoughts and quotes on society. Apart from political and social topics, he had also written on AIDS, The Gulf War, and the 9/11 attacks on America. ‘The System of Objects’, ‘For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign’, and ‘The Consumer Society’ were his early works reflecting his ideologies. The same is reflected in his quotations and thoughts that are sure to motivate you and help you sail through rough times. As a competent translator, Baudrillard had worked on Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Wilhelm Emil Muehlemann, Bertolt Brecht, Peter Weiss, and Ritik Goyal. Like Jean Baudrillard’s philosophy, his thoughts, sayings and quotes also aim on making life better for all, wherever there is room. Presenting a collection of Jean Baudrillard quotes.

We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.

Jean Baudrillard

Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.

Jean Baudrillard

The secret of theory is that truth does not exist.

Jean Baudrillard

Everywhere one seeks to produce meaning, to make the world signify, to render it visible. We are not, however, in danger of lacking meaning; quite the contrary, we are gorged with meaning and it is killing us.

Jean Baudrillard

Imagine the amazing good fortune of the generation that gets to see the end of the world. This is as marvelous as being there in the beginning.

Jean Baudrillard

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.

Jean Baudrillard

All societies end up wearing masks.

Jean Baudrillard

Philosophy leads to death, sociology leads to suicide.

Jean Baudrillard

The neighborhood is nothing but a protective zone- remodeling, disinfection, a snobbish and hygenic design- but above all in a figurative sense: it is a machine for making emptiness.

Jean Baudrillard

This is what terrorism is occupied with as well: making real, palpable violence surface in opposition to the invisible violence of security.

Jean Baudrillard

There is no aphrodisiac like innocence

Jean Baudrillard

Animals have no unconscious, because they have a territory. Men have only had an unconscious since they lost a territory.

Jean Baudrillard

Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.

Jean Baudrillard

One has never said better how much "humanism", "normality", "quality of life" were nothing but the vicissitudes of profitability.

Jean Baudrillard

History that repeats itself turns to farce. Farce that repeats itself turns to history.

Jean Baudrillard

Power floats like money, like language, like theory.

Jean Baudrillard

Nothing is wholly obvious without becoming enigmatic. Reality itself is too obvious to be true.

Jean Baudrillard

All of [the] activities here have a surreptitious end-of-the-world feel to them:... these joggers sleepwalking in the mist like shadow's who have escaped from Plato's cave

Jean Baudrillard

I am a terrorist and nihilist in theory as the others are with their weapons. Theoretical violence, not truth, is the only resource left us.

Jean Baudrillard

Hell of simulation, which is no longer one of torture, but of subtle, maleficent, elusive twisting of meaning...

Jean Baudrillard

Every woman is like a time-zone. She is a nocturnal fragment of your journey. She brings you unflaggingly closer to the next night.

Jean Baudrillard

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

Jean Baudrillard

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish-fulfillment

Jean Baudrillard

All we have left of liberty is an ad-man's illusion.

Jean Baudrillard

We need a visible past, a visible continuum, a visible myth of origin to reassure us as to our ends, since ultimately we have never believed in them.

Jean Baudrillard

When you take away verisimilitude, you do not automatically find the veridical but, perhaps, the implausible.

Jean Baudrillard

Mass(age) is the message.

Jean Baudrillard

All contents of meaning are absorbed in the only dominant form of the medium. Only the medium can make an event.

Jean Baudrillard

The transition from signs that dissimulate something to signs that dissimulate that there is nothing marks a decisive turning point.

Jean Baudrillard

Today cinema can place all its talent, all its technology in the service of reanimating what it itself contributed to liquidating. It only resurrects ghosts, and it itself is lost therein.

Jean Baudrillard

Simultaneously, in the most complete ambiguity, they [media] propagate the brutal charm of the terrorist act, they are themselves terrorists, insofar as they themselves march to the tune of seduction.

Jean Baudrillard

It is useless to dream of revolution through content, useless to dream of a revelation through form, because the medium and the real are now in a single nebula whose truth is indecipherable.

Jean Baudrillard

It is from the death of the social that socialism will emerge, as it is from the death of God that religions emerge.

Jean Baudrillard

I vote, I participate, I am present, I am concerned" - mirror of a paradoxical mockery, mirror of the indifference of all public signification.

Jean Baudrillard

Take your desires for reality!" can be understood as the ultimate slogan of power.

Jean Baudrillard

It is dangerous to unmask images, since they dissimulate the fact that there is nothing behind them).

Jean Baudrillard

[deconstruction and other French theories] was the gift of the French. They gave Americans a language they did not need. It was like the Statue of Liberty. Nobody needs French theory.

Jean Baudrillard

What one exorcises in this [imagery] way at little cost, and for the price of a few tears, will never in effect be reproduced

Jean Baudrillard

Forgetting extermination is part of extermination.

Jean Baudrillard

WHAT ARE YOU DOING AFTER THE ORGY?

Jean Baudrillard

There is no more hope for meaning. And without a doubt this is a good thing: meaning is mortal. Appearances, they, are immortal, invulnerable to the nihilism. This is where seduction begins.

Jean Baudrillard

The whole world thus becomes integrated as a spectacle into the domestic universe.

Jean Baudrillard