Quotations by Claude Levi-Strauss

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Born: Saturday, November 28, 1908
Profession: Scientist
Nationality: French


I have never known so much naive conviction allied to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(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.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(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.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Society, Man, Universe)

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(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.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Absurdity, Order, Right)

The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Answers, Mind, Questions, Right)

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Answers, Questions, Right)

The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Answers, Man, Questions, Right)

The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Man, Will, World)







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