Quotes by Georges Bataille

Literature ... is the rediscovery of childhood.

Georges Bataille

The essence of morality is a questioning about morality and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.

Georges Bataille

Other Great Authors

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.

Marie Curie

There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.

Wernher von Braun

Absence abates a moderate passion and intensifies a great one- as the wind blows out a candle but fans fire into flame. (Maxims)

La Rochefoucauld

Sometimes the child in one behaves a certain way and the rest of oneself follows behind, slowly shaking its head.

Niels Henrik David Bohr »

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.

G. M. Trevelyan »

Accurate scholarship can unearth the whole offence from luther untill noe that has driven a culture mad. From what occured at linz what huge imago made a psychopathic god. i and the public know what all schoolchildren learn those to whom evil is done do evil in return.

W. H. Auden »