12 Total Quotes

George Bataille Quotes

I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
George Bataille
#Truth #French Writer

Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.
George Bataille
#Life #French Writer

To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.
George Bataille
#God #French Writer

Naturally, Love's the most distant possibility.
George Bataille
#French Writer

Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
George Bataille
#Happiness #French Writer

Obscenity is our name for the uneasiness which upsets the physical state associated with self-possession, with the possession of a recognized and stable individuality.
George Bataille
#Self

Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
George Bataille
#French Writer

finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love
George Bataille
#Love