Michel Foucault Quotes

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Born: October 15, 1926, Poitiers, Vienne, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Paris, France, June 26, 1984
Occupation: Author

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
- Michel Foucault

If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
- Michel Foucault

Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.
- Michel Foucault

Power is not an institution, and not a structure neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
- Michel Foucault

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.
- Michel Foucault

The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
- Michel Foucault

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life.
- Michel Foucault

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