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

All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.

Bertrand Russell

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.


As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you speak.

Toni Morrison, American writer 1931-

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

Anne-Sophie Swetchine

Reputations are created every day and every minute.

Christopher Ruel »

No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is -- in other words, not a thing, but a think.

Penelope Fitzgerald »

The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes.

Gore Vidal »