There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
Category Archive: Henri Bergson
I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body: they transmit movement to it.
And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them.
The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind.
When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves.
We regard intelligence as man’s main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.
There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.