Sam Anderson — How Roland Barthes Gave Us the TV Recap
Barthes announced that he aspired above all to “forget” and to “unlearn” and proposed, as a kind of motto, “no power, a little knowledge, a little wisdom and as much flavor as possible.”
Out-of-context editorial statement:
While I know that later on in life, I will reckon with myself and accept that I gained the same thing Barthes did — “no power, a little knowledge, a little wisdom and as much flavor as possible” — I cannot deny that what motivates me to do what I do is the vain, naive, and foolish notion that I can change this world.
And if I am wrong, at least wrong is where the most flavor is.