Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1908 - 2009
UNESCO photo by Michel Ravassard (16 November 2005)
Born: 28 November 1908, Brussels, Belgium
Died: 30 October 2009, Paris, France
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Claude Levi-Strauss quotes:
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- Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing. permalink
- Since music is the only language with the contradictory attributes of being at once intelligible and untranslatable, the musical creator is a being comparable to the gods, and music itself the supreme mystery of the science of man. permalink
- The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions. permalink
- The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him. permalink
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