Maurice Merleau-ponty Quotes

Maurice Merleau-ponty Quotes: Language transcends us and yet we speak.
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Maurice Merleau-ponty Quote: Like the weaver, the writer works on the wrong side of his material. He has only to do with the language, and it is thus that he suddenly finds himself surrounded by sense.
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Quotes about Maurice Merleau-ponty: Our body is not in space like things; it inhabits or haunts space. It applies itself to space like a hand to an instrument. And when we wish to move about, we do not move the body as we move an object.
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Quote about Maurice Merleau-ponty: My hold on the past and the future is precarious and my possession of my own time is always postponed until a stage when I may fully understand it, yet this stage can never be reached, since it would be one more moment bounded by the horizon of its future, and requiring in its turn, further developments in order to be understood.
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Maurice Merleau-ponty Sayings: I may speak many languages, but there remains one in which I live.
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Maurice Merleau-ponty Saying: Thought without language, says Lavelle, would not be a purer thought; it would be no more than the intention to think. And his last book offers a theory of expressiveness which makes of expression not
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Sayings about Maurice Merleau-ponty: [The sensate body possesses] an art of interrogating the sensible according to its own wishes, an inspired exegesis
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Saying about Maurice Merleau-ponty: Existence permeates sexuality and vice versa, so that it is impossible to determine, in a given decision or action, the proportion of sexual to other motivations, impossible to label a decision or act 'sexual' or 'non-sexual' . There is no outstripping of sexuality any more than there is sexuality enclosed within itself. No one is saved and no one is totally lost.
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Maurice Merleau-ponty Quotes: All thought of something is at the same time self-consciousness [...] At the root of all our experiences and all our reflections, we find [...] a being which immediately recognises itself, [...] and which knows its own existence, not by observation and as a given fact, nor by inference from any idea of itself, but through direct contact with that existence. Self-consciousness is the very being of mind in action.
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Maurice Merleau-ponty Quote: Our view of man will remain superficial so long as we fail to go back to that origin [of silence], so long as we fail to find, beneath the chatter of words, the primordial silence, and as long as we do not describe the action which breaks this silence. the spoken word is a gesture, and its meaning, a world.
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