The individual can maintain himself in a society definitely organized only through possessing an equally definite mental and moral constitution. This is what the neuropath lacks. His state of disturbance causes him to be constantly taken by surprise by circumstances.
The Koran did not invent or introduce patriarchy.
Religious representations are collective representations which express collective realities.
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
I have a profound resistance to the idea that a reader could say, ‘Oh, well, that’s her story.’ We should all be interested, no matter where we come from, or who our parents are. It’s not my province; it’s ours. These questions concern us all.
Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
I’ve said this before – and I mean it strongly – an abstract concept or a moral issue has to be connected to feeling. If we don’t believe it somehow viscerally, we don’t really take it in.
I often wish… that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
When did one man ever civilize a people?