Claude Lévi-Strauss Quotes

Who is Claude Lévi-Strauss?

Claude Lévi-Strauss was a Belgium-born French anthropologist and ethnologist.

Born November 28, 1908
Died October 30, 2009

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Best Quotes by Claude Lévi-Strauss

“Since music is the only language with the contradictory attributes of being intelligible and untranslatable, the musical creator is a being comparable to the gods, and music itself the supreme mystery of the science of man.”

“The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.”

“The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.”

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“We are starving for spiritual nourishment. We are starving for a life that is personal, connected, and meaningful. By choice, that is where we will direct our energy. When we do so, community will arise anew because this spiritual nourishment can only come to us as a gift, as part of a web of gifts in which we participate as giver and receiver. Whether or not it rides the vehicle of something bought, it is irreducibly personal and unique.”

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