Quotes about Alienation

There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it. Roland Barthes

Alienation is no longer a psychological aberration; it is defined by a historical moment. Michel Foucault

Without alienation, there can be no politics. Arthur Miller

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings. R D Laing

By alienation is meant a mode of experience in which the person experiences himself as an alien. He has become, one might say, estranged from himself. He does not experience himself as the centre of his world, as the creator of his own acts – but his acts and their consequences have become his masters, whom he obeys, or whom he may even worship. The alienated person is out of touch with himself as he is out of touch with any other person. He, like the others, is experienced as things are experienced; with the senses and with common sense, but at the same time without being related to oneself and to the world outside positively. Erich Fromm

The alienated human individual is bound to society as a whole by an invisible umbilical cord: the law of value. It acts upon all facets of his life, shaping his road and his destiny. Che Guevara