Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.
More Quotes from Jean Baudrillard:Fiction is not imagination. It is what anticipates imagination by giving it the form of reality. This is quite opposite to our own natural tendency which is to anticipate reality by imagining it, or to flee from it by idealizing it. That is why we shall never inhabit true fiction we are condemned to the imaginary and nostalgia for the future.
Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
One of life's primal situations the game of hide and seek. Oh, the delicious thrill of hiding while the others come looking for you, the delicious terror of being discovered, but what panic when, after a long search, the others abandon you You mustn't hide too well. You mustn't be too good at the game. The player must never be bigger than the game itself.
Cities are distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific Earthquake.
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Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.