quote by Le Corbusier

Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois.

— Le Corbusier

Informative Bourgeois quotations

I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands.

Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to socialism or regression into barbarism.

I came from a family of repairers. The spider is a repairer. If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn't get mad. She weaves and repairs it.

Art is a guarantee of sanity. That is the most important thing I have said.

An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.

What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature.

In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism.

The feminists took me as a role model, as a mother.

It bothers me. I am not interested in being a mother. I am still a girl trying to understand myself.

Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat.

Sharpness is a bourgeois concept

The attempt to divide art and politics is a bourgeois which says good poetry, art, cannot be political, but since everything is … political, even an artist or work that claims not to have any politics is making a political statement by that act.

It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive.

We do not understand democracy in its bourgeois meaning--of babbling, lack of discipline, anarchy. We understand democracy as the active participation of the citizens in formulating and implementing the Party's policy.

Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.

No mercy for these enemies of the people, the enemies of socialism, the enemies of the working people! War to the death against the rich and their hangers-on, the bourgeois intellectuals; war on the rogues, the idlers and the rowdies!

If you're bourgeois, money is it. It's all the questions and all the answers. Ain't no E-flat or color blue, only $12.98 or $1,000. If it isn't money, it isn't nothing.

There is a strain in Marx of the cleric, of the vulgar moralist.

He paints the capitalist and the bourgeois as incarnations of evil; it is they who are responsible for the woes of mankind. The dismissal of the individual's responsibility for his own misery is the quintessence of clericalism.

Bourgeois existence is the regime of private affairs .

. . and the family is the rotten, dismal edifice in whose closets and crannies the most ignominious instincts are deposited. Mundane life proclaims the total subjugation of eroticism to privacy.

The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.

We are all called to be saints, St. Paul says, and we might as well get over our bourgeois fear of the name. We might also get used to recognizing the fact that there is some of the saint in all of us.

I think because I came into journalism by way of the Black Panther Party - and not J-school or a corporate bourgeois institution - I tried to do news, writing and reporting that had social, political and racial content and context.

In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.

I do not need the musing of the philosophers to tell me what I am doing.

It would be more interesting to let me know why I am doing it.

The two most potent post-war orthodoxies--socialist politics and modernist art--have at least one feature in common: they are bothforms of snobbery, the anti-bourgeois snobbery of people convinced of their right to dictate to the common man in the name of the common man.

The film drama is the opium of the people…down with bourgeois fairy-tale scenarios…long live life as it is!

Bourgeois democracy is democracy of pompous phrases, solemn words, exuberant promises and the high-sounding slogans of freedom and equality. But, in fact, it screens the non-freedom and inferiority of women, the non-freedom and inferiority of the toilers and exploited.

One of the methods of manipulation is to inoculate individuals with the bourgeois appetite for personal success.

If I have done anything, it is to make ugly appealing.

In fact, most of my work is concerned with destroying—or at least deconstructing—conventional ideas of beauty, of the generic appeal of the beautiful, glamorous, bourgeois woman. Fashion fosters clichés of beauty, but I want to tear them apart.

My childhood has never lost its magic, it has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama.

I have kept a diary as long as I can remember, and drawings are really another kind of diary.

For every bourgeois, in the heat of youth, if only for a day, for a minute, has believed himself capable of immense passions, of heroic enterprises. The most mediocre libertine has dreamed of oriental princesses; every rotary carries about inside him the debris of a poet.

Photography is our exorcism. Primitive society had its masks, bourgeois society its mirrors. We have our images.

If democracy, in essence, means the abolition of class domination, then why should not a socialist minister charm the whole bourgeois world by orations on class collaboration?

See, I don't like places where people can't dance - don't like clubs or theatres where a bunch of bourgeois people sit around tip, tip, tipping their fingers.

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