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."