Jacques Derrida Quotes

Books by Jacques Derrida

Best 7 Quotes by Jacques Derrida

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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