Jacques Derrida Quotes

Who is Jacques Derrida?

Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher known for the concept of deconstruction.

Born July 15, 1930
Died October 09, 2004

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Best 7 Quotes by Jacques Derrida

“If things were simple, word would have gotten around.”

Jacques Derrida

“I always dream of a pen that would be a syringe.”

Jacques Derrida

“I speak only one language, and it is not my own.”

Jacques Derrida

“Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets.”

Jacques Derrida

“Psychoanalysis has taught that the dead – a dead parent, for example – can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts.”

Jacques Derrida

“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.”

Jacques Derrida

“What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.”

Jacques Derrida

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“You are not doomed to reproduce what your ancestors have done. The son will not be like his father, the daughter will not be like her mother. She can invent something new. I think that is the best message of modernity.”


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