A Quote by Roland Barthes on creation, magic, passion, and population

I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.

Roland Barthes (1915 - 1980)

Source: Mythologies, "La nouvelle Citroen"

Contributed by: Zaady