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Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida Quotes

Quotes by and about Jacques Derrida

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Derrida: "Since the days of the Enlightenment, Europe has been in a permanent state of self-critique, and in this tradition of perfectibility there is hope for the future. At least I hope so, and this is what fuels my indignation before utterances that condemn Europe utterly, as if it were defined only by its crimes."

Derrida: "I have a hard time saying 'we.'"

Derrida: "I am at war with myself, and you have no idea to what extent, more than you can guess."

Gordon G. Globus: "Derrida is ... playful ... ever open, fluid, elusive."