A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction.
Art exists because reality is neither real nor significant.
Art is the principal way in which the human mind has tried to remake the world in a way that makes sense.
Civilized life, you know, is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.
Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time.
Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
Fiction is a branch of neurology: the scenarios of nerve and blood vessels are the written mythologies of memory and desire.
Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
God was a clever idea... The human race came up with a winner there.
However selective the conscious mind may be, most biological memories are unpleasant ones, echoes of danger and terror. Nothing endures for so long as fear.
I think we are moving into extremely volatile and dangerous times, as modern electronic technologies give mankind almost unlimited powers to play with its own psychopathology as a game.
If you can smell garlic, everything is all right.
In a totally sane society, madness is the only freedom.
Our lives today are not conducted in linear terms. They are much more quantified; a stream of random events is taking place.
People are locking their doors and switching off their nervous systems.
Science and technology multiple around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
Sooner or later, all games become serious.
Sooner or later, everything turns into television.
Surrender to a logic more powerful than reason.
The advanced societies of the future will not be governed by reason. They will be driven by irrationality, by competing systems of psychopathology.
The human race sleepwalked to oblivion, thinking only of the corporate logos on its shroud.
The president of the United States bears about as much relationship to the real business of running America as does Colonel Sanders to the business of frying chicken.
The uneasy marriage of reason and nightmare which has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an increasingly surreal world.
These days adolescence stretches much further into adulthood than it used to. There's no longer any encouragement to be mature.
Unhappy parents teach you a lesson that lasts a lifetime.
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