7 Total Quotes

Paul Virilio Quotes

When you claim to prosecute a war in the name of 'human rights' - a humanitarian war - you deprive yourself of the possibility of negotiating a cessation of hostilities with your enemy. If the enemy is a torturer, the enemy of the human race, there is no alternative but the extremes of total war and unconditional surrender.
Paul Virilio
#Human Rights

Images contaminate us like viruses.
Paul Virilio
#French Writer

The speed of light does not merely transform the world. It becomes the world. Globalization is the speed of light.
Paul Virilio
#French Writer

The field of vision is comparable, for me, to the terrain of an archaeological dig. To see is to be on guard, to wait for what emerges from the background, without any name, without any particular interest: what was silent will speak, what is closed will open and will take on a voice.
Paul Virilio
#Vision

War was my university. Everything has proceeded from there.
Paul Virilio
#French Writer

It will no longer be war that is the continuation of politics by other means, it will be what I have dubbed 'the integral accident' that is the continuation of politics by other means.
Paul Virilio
#French Writer

Science, which is not so attached to 'truth' as it once was, ut more to immediate 'effectiveness', is now drifting towards a decline, it's civic fall from grace.
Paul Virilio
#French Writer