Emmanuel Levinas Quotes

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Emmanuel Levinas Quotes

If one could possess, grasp, and know the other, it would not be other.
— Emmanuel Levinas —

Love remains a relation with the Other that turns into need, transcendent exteriority of the other, of the beloved. But love goes beyond the beloved ... The possibility of the Other appearing as an object of a need while retaining his alterity, or again,the possibility of enjoying the Other ... this simultaneity of need and desire, or concupiscence and transcendence, ... constitutes the originality of the erotic which, in this sense, is the equivocal par excellence.

— Emmanuel Levinas

The true life is absent.' But we are in the world. Metaphysics arises and is maintained in this alibi.

— Emmanuel Levinas

The very relationship with the other is the relationship with the future.

— Emmanuel Levinas

Memory as an inversion of historical time is the essence of interiority.

— Emmanuel Levinas

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