Roland Barthes Quotes

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I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals.


There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport.  Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle.


To dope the racer is as criminal, as sacrilegious, as trying to imitate God; it is stealing from God the privilege of the spark.
— Roland Barthes


Language is a skin; I rub my language against the other.  It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words.


Television doomed us to the Family, whose household entertainment it has become—what the hearth used to be, flanked by the communal kettle.


What do things signify, what does the world signify?  All literature is this question, but we must immediately add, for this is what constitutes its specialty, literature is this question minus its answer.