The best Quotations


As the archeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. and one perhaps nearing its end.
- Michel Foucault

Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. it is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance. it's not a night twinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. it is the very edge of consciousness.
- Michel Foucault

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
- Michel Foucault

If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
- Michel Foucault

In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.
- Michel Foucault

Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.
- Michel Foucault

Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
- Michel Foucault

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.
- Michel Foucault

Psychoanalysis can unravel some of the forms of madness; it remains a stranger to the sovereign enterprise of unreason. it can neither limit nor transcribe, nor most certainly explain, what is essential in this enterprise.
- Michel Foucault

The judges of normality are present everywhere. we are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the ''social worker'' -judge.
- Michel Foucault

The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the ''outlaw,'' the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.
- Michel Foucault

The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
- Michel Foucault


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