15 Total Quotes

Jacques Ellul Quotes

Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher #Creation

(Propaganda) proceeds by psychological manipulations, character modifications, by creation of stereotypes useful when the time comes - The two great routes that this sub-propaganda takes are the conditioned reflex and the myth
Jacques Ellul
#Character

(Propaganda) proceeds by psychological manipulations, character modifications, by creation of stereotypes useful when the time comes - The two great routes that this sub-propaganda takes are the conditioned reflex and the myth
Jacques Ellul
#Influence

All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

For the word is dialectical in itself and at the same time is integrated into the whole of existence. By this I mean that the word is intended to be lived.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

Mass media provides the essential link between the individual and the demands of the technological society.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

The Holy Spirit alone can do this, the Holy Spirit alone can establish this link with one's neighbor.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

The intellectual who wants to do her work properly must today go back to the starting point: the woman whom she knows, and first of all to herself. It is at that level, and at no other, that she ought to begin to think about the world situation.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher

Thinking has become a superfluous exercise... purely internal, without compelling force, more or less a game.
Jacques Ellul
#French Philosopher