Jacques Derrida Quotes & Sayings

27 most famous Jacques Derrida quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a French philosopher who passed away on 8 October, 2004.

Jacques Derrida Quotes
“Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence, carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous things and thus an outline of methodology.”
Jacques Derrida Quotes
“As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scene.”
Jacques Derrida Quotes
“We are all mediators, translators.”
Jacques Derrida Quotes
“I became the stage for the great argument between Nietzsche and Rousseau. I was the extra ready to take on all the roles.”
Jacques Derrida Quotes
“I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.”
Jacques Derrida Quotes
“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.”
Jacques Derrida Quotes
“Who ever said that one was born just once?”
Jacques Derrida Quotes
“Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides.”
Jacques Derrida Quotes
“I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior.”
Jacques Derrida Quotes
“No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language.”

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