21 Total Quotes

G. Ballard Quotes

Science and technology multiply 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.
G. Ballard
#British Author #Science

Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
G. Ballard
#British Author #Fiction

Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of an evolutionary standby system, a last-resort device for throwing a wild joker into the game?
G. Ballard
#Violence #Pornography

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
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#Freedom #British Author

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
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#British Author #Fools And Foolishness

I thought it was a wonderfully conceptual act actually, to fire a replica pistol at a figurehead -- the guy could have been working for Andy Warhol!
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#Assassination

A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction.
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#Nature #British Author

Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.
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#Arts And Artists

The marriage of reason and nightmare which has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an ever more ambiguous world. Across the communications landscape move the specters of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy.
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#Dreams #Marriage #Money #Nightmare #Landscape #20th Century

The car as we know it is on the way out. To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old-fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom.
G. Ballard
#Freedom