Georges Bataille Quotes

To choose evil is to choose freedom, emancipation from all restraint.

Georges Bataille

It is the positive practice of freedom, not the negative struggle against particular oppression, that has lifted me above a mutilated existence.

Georges Bataille

If I give up the viewpoint of action, my perfect nakedness is revealed to me.

Georges Bataille

Entirety exists within me as exuberance ... in empty longing ... in ... the desire to burn with desire.

Georges Bataille

Life is whole only when it isnt subordinate to a specific object that exceeds it. In this way, the essence of entirety is freedom.

Georges Bataille

Humanity-attached-to-the-task-of-changing-the-world, which is only a single and fragmentary aspect of humanity, will itself be changed in humanity-as-entirety.

Georges Bataille

The preceding criticism ... justifies the following definition of the entire human: human existence as the life of unmotivated celebration, celebration in all meaning of the word: laughter, dancing, orgy, the rejection of subordination, and sacrifice that scornfully puts aside any consideration of ends, property, and morality.

Georges Bataille

We cant rely on anything. Except ourselves. Ludicrous responsibility devolves on us, overwhelms us. In every regard, right up the present, people always have relied on each otheror God.

Georges Bataille

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