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Jean Baudrillard quotes

If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.

A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.

The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart.

Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other.

There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.

The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.

There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.

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

To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.

It is always the same: once you are liberated, you are forced to ask who you are.

The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.

It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him.

Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price.

Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.

I hesitate to deposit money in a bank. I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again. When you go to confession and entrust your sins to the safe-keeping of the priest, do you ever come back for them?