“Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.”
” What is a society without a heroic dimension?”
“Perhaps our eyes are merely a blank film which is taken from us after our deaths to be developed elsewhere and screened as our life story in some infernal cinema or dispatched as microfilm into the sidereal void.”
“In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.”
“Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don’t even arise.”
“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.”
“Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society”.