JEAN BAUDRILLARD Quotes

For nothing can be greater than seduction itself, not even the order that destroys it.

Jean Baudrillard

For it is with the same imperialism that present-day simulators try to make the real, all the real, coincide with their simulation models.

Jean Baudrillard

It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges persist here and there in the deserts that are no longer those of the Empire, but ours: the desert of the real itself.

Jean Baudrillard

The simulacrum is never what hides the truthit is truth that hides the fact that there is none. The simulacrum is true.

Jean Baudrillard

THERE IS NEVER ANYTHING TO PRO-DUCE. In spite of all its materialist efforts, production remains a utopia. We can wear ourselves out in materializing things, in rendering them visible, but we will never cancel the secret.

Jean Baudrillard

Distinctive signs, full signs, never seduce us.

Jean Baudrillard

Challenge, and not desire, lies at the heart of seduction.

Jean Baudrillard

Picturing others and everything which brings you closer to them is futile from the instant that communication can make their presence immediate.

Jean Baudrillard

One day, we shall stand up and our backsides will remain attached to our seats.

Jean Baudrillard

A series of accidents creates a positively light-hearted state.

Jean Baudrillard

Sadder than the beggar is the man who eats alone in public.

Jean Baudrillard

The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is already reproduced, the hyper-real.

Jean Baudrillard
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