Quotations by Claude Levi-Strauss
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Born: Saturday, November 28, 1908
I have never known so much naive conviction allied to greater intellectual poverty.
(Keywords: Conviction, Poverty)
I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.
(Keywords: Men, Being, Fact, Myths)
Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.
(Keywords: Society, Man, Universe)
Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
(Keywords: Language, Logic, Man, Nothing, Reason)
Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
(Keywords: Absurdity, Order, Right)
The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.
(Keywords: Answers, Mind, Questions, Right)
The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.
(Keywords: Answers, Questions, Right)
The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
(Keywords: Answers, Man, Questions, Right)
The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.
(Keywords: Man, Will, World)