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Raoul Vaneigem Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Open the gates and roll out the red carpet,
for I am entering the kingdom of peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

No one can ever enter the celestial kingdom unless he is strictly honest.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

I suppose that the media and their portrayal of Islam
and the almost tribal separations and divisions of
the Muslims are the greatest issues confronting Muslims in the United Kingdom.
- Cat Stevens

That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.
- Woodrow Wilson

I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
- Democritus

God loves us all, wants us all to share his kingdom,
has a role for us all.
- George Carey

It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of
a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.
- Jonathan Swift

For me Christianity is about the Kingdom,
not about the Church: it has to do with human growth
and development nor church growth and development.
- Michael Taylor

No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
- Charles de Montesquieu

That is my major preoccupation, memory,
the kingdom of memory.
I want to protect and enrich that kingdom,
glorify that kingdom and serve it.
- Elie Wiesel

Women have been called queens for a long time,
but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
- Louisa May Alcott

Fear not; and the God of mercies grant a full gale
and a fair entry into His kingdom,
which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar,
that you find not the rub of death.
- Donald Cargill

Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation
which is greater than any other.
God and history will remember your judgment.
- Haile Selassie

Not all of those who cry "The poor, the poor!" will
enter the kingdom of heaven.
- Michael Novak

For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism.
The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God.
- Lionel Blue

Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom,
we carry it in the color of our eyes,
in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks.
- Julio Cortazar

Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
- Thomas Carlyle

The amount of time we spend with Jesus -
meditating on His Word and His majesty,
seeking His face - establishes our fruitfulness in the kingdom.
- Charles Stanley

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman,
and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
- George MacDonald

The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace
of mind one experiences and the strong connection I
feel to the animal kingdom.
- Uri Geller

But the Jews will also be believers,
so you can say that all the saints,
both gentiles and Jews, will go into the millennial
kingdom and populate the earth.
- Tim LaHaye

If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first,
it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead.
- William Law

I will place no value on anything I have or may possess
except in relation to the kingdom of Christ.
- David Livingstone

I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad,
because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed
interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom.
- Joseph Hume

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey,
and contribute your part towards the building of that
kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven.
- Edward Carpenter

When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain,
sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles,
- but never England.
- George Mikes

Pray always for all the learned, the oblique,
the delicate.
Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God
when the simple come into their kingdom.
- Evelyn Waugh

If God is in a life, it doesn't have to be big to be
happy and to be important in His kingdom.
- Keith Miller

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility.
An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
- William Penn

Some of the parables of the Kingdom made wonderful sense,
but the exclusivity in the New Testament put me off.
- Lionel Blue

And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.
- Pierre Loti

Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh,
and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth
is more sublime and more compelling.
- Dorothy Day

It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.
- Charles Fillmore

This war so far has cost us $125 billion and counting,
because largely we decided to do it on our own,
with only the United Kingdom as a paying,
fully participating partner.
- John Spratt

In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten;
in the human kingdom,
define or be defined.
- Thomas Szasz

The Church's note must be a supernatural note which
distinguishes incarnation from immanence,
redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process.
- Arthur Middleton

You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence:
and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
- James Joyce

Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
Nobody that matters, that is.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

Novels tend to end as the Paternoster begins:
with the kingdom of God on earth.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot
be touched by exterior attacks.
- Vernon Howard

My mind's my kingdom.
- Francis Quarles

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching
for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
- Eugene O'Neill

I do like to live in other people's homes.
I enjoy being a guest.
I am an inexpensive guest.
When one lives in another's home he can enter into
the psychic kingdom of that person.
- Jerzy Kosinski

The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority.
It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe.
- Orson Pratt

They who grasp the world, The Kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, Must pay with deepest misery of spirit,
Atoning unto God for a brief brightness.
- Stephen Phillips

There is little less trouble in governing a private
family than a whole kingdom.
- Michel de Montaigne

In the kingdom of heaven it is His work that will be crowned,
not yours.
Anything in you that He has not wrought Himself will count for nothing.
- Johannes Tauler

The Lord receive my soul, and have mercy on me,
and bless this kingdom with peace and charity,
that there may not be this effusion of Christian blood amongst them.
- William Laud

The politics of surprise leads through the Gates of
Astonishment into the Kingdom of Hope.
- Max Lerner

I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor
that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.
- Henry IV

Small things have a way of overmastering the great.
This small press can destroy a kingdom.
- Sonya Levien

Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature
of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an
evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.
- George III


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