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Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall
by Raoul Vaneigem

Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall
not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?
- Raoul Vaneigem

As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival,
it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Daily life is governed by an economic system in which
the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
- Raoul Vaneigem

To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects.
- Raoul Vaneigem

 

Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life;
never before has a generation,
drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Purchasing power is a license to purchase power.
- Raoul Vaneigem

There are more truths in twenty-four hours of a man's
life than in all the philosophies.
- Raoul Vaneigem

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The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself;
forgetting that I exist,
I realize myself.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Our task is not to rediscover nature but to remake it.
- Raoul Vaneigem

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity,
the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Work to survive, survive by consuming,
survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Ideally a book would have no order in it,
and the reader would have to discover his own.
- Raoul Vaneigem

In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king.
A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption,
fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.
- Raoul Vaneigem

We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it,
controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering
it to the free play of our subjectivity.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it.
Since all our knowledge is essentially banal,
it can only be of value to minds that are not.
- Raoul Vaneigem

People who talk about revolution and class struggle
without referring explicitly to everyday life,
without understanding what is subversive about love
and what is positive in the refusal of constraints,
such people have a corpse in their mouth.
- Raoul Vaneigem

The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized
slaughterhouses of work are also arguing,
singing, drinking, dancing, making love,
holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
- Meister Eckhart

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

Priorities - what's really important -
health, and doing what one wants to do -
it's certainly not money.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No person will make a great business who wants to do
it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie

Food is your body's fuel.
Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.
- Ken Hill

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who wants to live in an institution?
- Groucho Marx

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict
wants something more than it wants peace.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting
and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants
to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets,
but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
- Meryl Streep

I'm not talking about lust.
A woman in lust wants chocolate.
A woman in love wants diamonds.
- the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

America makes up its own mind about what it wants to see.
- Ajay Naidu

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
- Joe Louis

Pop culture hales you and wants you to fail.
- Aisha Tyler

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.
- Gustave Flaubert

You can't mess up.
If you do, everyone wants to kill you.
- Sherry Stringfield

But I think that any young drummer starting out today
should get himself a great teacher and learn all there
is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.
- Buddy Rich

And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants.
He should know by instinct, grounded in experience,
what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft,
light or dark treatment.
- Bill Brandt

Any politician who wants to run for president will
come to me in a few years.
- Sun Myung Moon

I would tell anyone who wants something from someone
else to feign not wanting it.
People are perverse.
If you show great affection to them,
they'll run the other way.
- Hedy Lamarr

An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

It's extremely seldom that anybody wants me to change
what I've written about them.
Generally I portray them in a good light,
if they're friends.
- Harvey Pekar

I see myself as a person who wants to serve the constituents
within my district and find a way to move those who
are not in our position philosophically to our position.
- Tim Scott

I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.
- Aaron Eckhart

Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music,
flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld
devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at.
- Kevin Rollins

Every actor I know wants to be a pop star.
- Michael Hutchence

Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining.
Everyone wants to get involved.
- Bobby Flay

We need to get some people in here.
There's no passion out there.
There's always an excuse.
Nobody wants to step up and be a pro.
- Jeff Malone

Our life is a book that writes itself and whose principal
themes sometimes escape us.
We are like characters in a novel who do not always
understand what the author wants of them.
- Julien Green

Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other.
It's just that constant strangeness.
I think it's a very real thing.
- Jason Schwartzman

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers;
he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
- Sarah Bernhardt

And, you know, when you are a kid, everybody wants to be an actor.
I think that everybody wants to be in show business,
frankly.
- Brent Spiner

I feel that everyone who wants to say anything,
do anything, should be able to say anything or do anything,
within the limits of not hurting another person.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman,
or as some other suitable species of human being,
the American wants to be considered a good guy.
- Louis Kronenberger

If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction,
usually in the form of sensual pleasure,
that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.
- Mortimer Adler

All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little,
praised a little, and appreciated a little.
- Oliver Goldsmith

It's in our best interest to put some of the old rules
aside and create new ones and follow the consumer -
what the consumer wants and where the consumer wants to go.
- Robert Iger

If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial,
that means he never stood for anything.
- Richard M. Nixon

The ugly is very appealing to man.
It's instinct.
One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it.
There's a devilish fascination in it.
We extract pleasure from horror.
- Sonya Levien


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