Depression moods lead, almost invariably, to accidents. But, when they occur, our mood changes again, since the accident shows we can draw the world in our wake, and that we still retain some degree of power even when our spirits are low. A series of accidents creates a positively light-hearted state, out of consideration for this strange power.

Jean Baudrillard depression

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There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a wo man standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you.

Jean Baudrillard television

Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.

Jean Baudrillard television

One should speak of television's cold light, and why it is inoffensive to the imagination (including the imagination of children). It is innocuous because it no longer conveys an imaginary, for the simple reason that it is no longer an image. Here it contrasts with the cinema which (though increasingly contaminated by television) is still endowed with an intense imaginary--because it is an image. This is not simply to speak of film as a mere screen or visual form, but as a myth, something that still resembles a double, a mirror, a fantasy, a dream, etc. None of this is in the TV image. It doesn't suggest anything, it mesmerizes.... It is only a screen or, better, it is a miniaturized terminal that immediately appears in your head (you are the screen and the television is watching you), transistorizes all your neurons and passes for a magnetic tape--a tape, not an image.

Jean Baudrillard television images

You are born modern, you do not become so.

Jean Baudrillard modernism and postmodernism

The surprises of thought are like those of love: they wear out. But here too you can carry on for a long time doing your conjugal duty.

Jean Baudrillard thinking thoughtful