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Jean-Francois Lyotard Quotes and Sayings

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What is required of a working hypothesis is a fine
capacity for discrimination.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Increasingly, the central question is becoming who
will have access to the information these machines
must have in storage to guarantee that the right decisions are made.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Liberalism does not preclude an organisation of the
flow of money in which some channels are used in decision
making while others are only good for the payment of debts.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Knowledge is and will be produced in order to be sold,
it is and will be consumed in order to be valorised in a new production:
in both cases,
the goal is exchange.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

 

A self does not amount to much, but no self is an island;
each exists in a fabric of relations that is now more
complex and mobile than ever before.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

What guides Marxism, then, is a different model of society,
and a different conception of the function of the knowledge
that can be produced by society and acquired from it.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

The ruling class is and will continue to be the class of decision makers.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

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Scientific knowledge is a kind of discourse.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge
is altered as societies enter what is known as the
postindustrial age and cultures enter what is known as the postmodern age.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

On the other hand, in a society whose communication
component is becoming more prominent day by day,
both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that
language assumes a new importance.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

What is new in all of this is that the old poles of
attraction represented by nation-states,
parties, professions, institutions, and historical
traditions are losing their attraction.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Even now it is no longer composed of the traditional political class,
but of a composite layer of corporate leaders,
high-level administrators, and the heads of the major professional,
labor, political, and religious organisations.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

One can decide that the principal role of knowledge
is as an indispensable element in the functioning of society,
and act in accordance with that decision,
only if one has already decided that society is a giant machine.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

And today more than ever, knowing about that society
involves first of all choosing what approach the inquiry will take,
and that necessarily means choosing how society can answer.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

If we wish to discuss knowledge in the most highly
developed contemporary society,
we must answer the preliminary question of what methodological
representation to apply to that society.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau

Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.
- Fred G. Gosman

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
- Peter Drucker

The cost of a thing is the amount
of what I will call life
which is required to be exchanged for it,
immediately or in the long run.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do more than is required.
What is the distance between someone who achieves their
goals consistently and those who spend their lives
and careers merely following? The extra mile.
- Gary Ryan Blair

It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed,
or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
- Ivan Goncharov

I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every
single thing it required me to do.
- Simon Raven

Everything I did that required effort,
I opened my mouth.
Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth.
- Betty Cuthbert

One was never taught how to begin at drama school.
But all it required was one intake of breath.
- Elaine Paige

However, the Department of Defense treats these detainees
in accord with the Geneva Convention,
even though that is not required because of the inhumane
methods used by these killers.
- Bill Shuster

I didn't really think about becoming a professional
artist until high school,
when I realized that everything else required too much math.
- Phil Foglio

I am less disposed to think of a West Point education
as requisite for this business than I was at first.
Good sense and energy are the qualities required.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse.
This, however, I have.
I get it at about forty cents a flask,
and take it as required.
- Stephen Leacock

Under the Geneva Convention, for example,
a POW is required only to provide name,
rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating.
- John Yoo

There lies at the back of every creed something terrible
and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.
- E. M. Forster

To say that we mutually agree to coercion is not to
say that we are required to enjoy it,
or even to pretend we enjoy it.
- Garrett Hardin

However, it required some years before the scientific
community in general accepted that flexibility and
disorder are very relevant molecular properties also in other systems.
- Robert Huber

I think that, as life is action and passion,
it is required of a man that he should share the passion
and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The work in S, M, L, XL was almost suicidal.
It required so much effort that our office almost went bankrupt.
- Rem Koolhaas

It is relatively easy to design for the perfect cases,
when everything goes right, or when all the information
required is available in proper format.
- Donald Norman

No one ever attains success by simply doing what is required of him.
- Charles Kendall Adams

I remember going to my school careers advisor and asked
about jobs that required scuba divers.
It was a phase.
- Paul Putner

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.
The extra energy required to make another effort or
try another approach is the secret of winning.
- Denis Waitley

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation,
and without being allowed the preliminary trials,
the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
- Lewis Mumford

My goal was not to be famous or rich but to be good at what I did.
And that required going to New York and studying and working in the theater.
- Shirley Knight

Something that required the best of you has ended.
You will miss it.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

God, great principle of all minor principles,
God, who is Himself without a principle,
could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it,
He required to know His own principle.
- Giacomo Casanova

Life is action and passion; therefore,
it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time,
at peril of being judged not to have lived.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

So it's been a slow process and it's taken some patience.
That's why patients are called patients I think -
patience is required.
- Bowie Kuhn

Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't
really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.
- Althea Gibson

The rate of population growth in the United States
is slightly below that required to reproduce itself.
- Emanuel Celler

Well, where is the money? Show me the money? Our allies
have put up a few billion dollars,
but the American taxpayer has been required to shoulder the burden of this war.
- Jim Cooper

The one thing I regret was that my work required an
enormous amount of my time,
and a lot of travel.
- Neil Armstrong

Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community,
improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth,
and builds the creative skills that are required of
a 21st century workforce.
- Gavin Newsom

Hollywood held this double lure for me,
tremendous sums of money for work that required no
more effort than a game of pinochle.
- Ben Hecht

All forces are a deterrent to and would be employed in a general war.
Most of our forces could be employed in a limited war,
if required.
- Thomas S. Gates, Jr.

I hadn't done much rapping in a while.
I really wasn't sure I was going to do that any more.
For a couple years I thought I was done with that.
It wasn't really required of me.
- Beck

On occasion we need to make a second effort -
and a third effort,
and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort
as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve.
- Thomas S. Monson

It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk,
but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war.
- Chief Joseph

I thought I wanted to be a brain surgeon until I realized
all the schooling it required.
I didn't like school very much so I had to come up with something else.
- Lexa Doig

We have believed at CA that consolidation of this industry
is something that was required ten years ago.
- Sanjay Kumar

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
- Carl Sagan

I was lucky enough not to face any required summer
reading lists until I went to college.
So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun.
- Margaret Haddix

Most women seem to be required to pit themselves against
men in dramatic situations,
and the men got to pit themselves against ideas or God.
- Judy Davis

A copy of the universe is not what is required of art;
one of the damned things is ample.
- Rebecca West

It is time we had a defense budget that lives within its means,
accounts for what is truly required in Iraq and provides
the best possible support for all our troops.
- Pete Stark

This required the development of a view which allowed
one to integrate research with belief,
thing with person, fact with aesthetics,
knowledge with application of knowledge.
- Kenneth L. Pike

I don't think more concentration is required for Robert
De Niro to do what he does as for Jim Carrey to do what he does.
- Eddie Murphy

The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession,
fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
- Horatio Alger

The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes,
which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength.
- George W. Bush

But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels,
but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature,
that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
- Adam Clarke

It is obvious that the greatest and most important
service that is required of our agriculture under existing
conditions is an enlarged production of the staple food crops.
- David F. Houston

When you were growing up in the 30s,
20s,
of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington,
D.C., area were required to live among themselves.
- Ed Smith

I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.
- Larry Ellison

It's a required part of your film history to know who Woody is.
His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but
so insightful about human behavior.
- Scarlett Johansson


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