11 Total Quotes

Kenneth Burke Quotes

Where does the drama get its materials? From the "unending conversation" that is going on at the point in history when we are born.
Kenneth Burke
#Conversation

We not only interpret the character of events... we may also interpret our interpretations.
Kenneth Burke
#American Philosopher #Character

Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality.
Kenneth Burke
#Men #American Philosopher

Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles can be shown to have usable secular analogues that throw light upon the nature of language.
Kenneth Burke
#American Philosopher #Principles

Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated.
Kenneth Burke
#Authority #American Philosopher

For no continuity of social act is possible without a corresponding social status and the many different kinds of act required in an industrial state, with its high degree of specialization, make for corresponding classification of status.
Kenneth Burke
#American Philosopher

Dignity belongs to the conquered.
Kenneth Burke
#American Philosopher