Kenneth Burke Quotes
We not only interpret the character of events… we may also interpret our interpretations.
Character, Events, Interpret
Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality.
Men, End, Reality
Dignity belongs to the conquered.
Dignity, Belongs, Conquered
Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a ‘Fall’ is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated.
Sense, Idea, Fall
Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles can be shown to have usable secular analogues that throw light upon the nature of language.
Nature, Light, Language
For no continuity of social act is possible without a corresponding social status and the many different kinds of act required in an industrial state, with its high degree of specialization, make for corresponding classification of status.
High, Act, Social