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The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam. J. G. Ballard#Car 81
J. G. Ballard#Car 81
A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction. J. G. Ballard#Pornography 80
J. G. Ballard#Pornography 80
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom! J. G. Ballard#Madness 63
J. G. Ballard#Madness 63
Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it. J. G. Ballard#Genius 62
J. G. Ballard#Genius 62
Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements. J. G. Ballard#Humor 62
J. G. Ballard#Humor 62
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! J. G. Ballard#Assassination 52
J. G. Ballard#Assassination 52
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. J. G. Ballard#Technology 50
J. G. Ballard#Technology 50
Sleep is an eight-hour peep show of infantile erotica. J. G. Ballard#Sleep 42
J. G. Ballard#Sleep 42
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. J. G. Ballard#Future 37
J. G. Ballard#Future 37
What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths. J. G. Ballard#Automobiles 36
J. G. Ballard#Automobiles 36
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