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Georges Bataille
(1897-1962) born on
Sep 10
French librarian, essayist, moralist, poet, novelist. His essays, novels, and poetry expressed his fascination with eroticism, mysticism, and the irrational.
I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.

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.
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives.
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Deadman," Preface, 1967; repr. in "Violent Silence," ed. by Paul Buck, 1984.
R: "Du Rapport entre le Divin et le Mal," in "Critique," (Paris), Mar 1947.
A: "The Mother," in "My Mother," 1966.
N: "Inner Experience," "Notes: To Whomever Wishes Truly to Hear Me," sct. 1, 1942.
K: "L'Abbé C", pt. 2, ch. 17, 1950.

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