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God’s only excuse is he doesn’t exist

June 14th, 2013 · No Comments

“The twentieth century, with its scores of millions of supernumerary dead, has been called the age of ideology.  And the age of ideology, clearly, was a mere hiatus in the age of religion, which shows little sign of expiry.  Since it is no longer permissible to disparage any single faith or creed, let us start […]

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Patients to themselves, too

June 6th, 2013 · No Comments

“For most of our lives we are all doctors to ourselves.  Not when we’re old, and everything feels so numb and dead, and decency and disgust forbid enquiry.  And not when we are young, and the body is an unexamined ecstasy.  Just the time in between.  Mark them, in coffee shops, on buses, wincing, wondering, […]

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He’s adamant about this

June 5th, 2013 · No Comments

“You have to harden your heart to pain and suffering.  And quick.  Like right away at the very latest.” — Martin Amis, Time’s Arrow Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Heh. Heh. Heh heh heh.

June 5th, 2013 · 4 Comments

“A sense of humour is a serious business; and it isn’t funny, not having one.  Watch the humourless closely: the cocked and furtive way they monitor all conversation, their flashes of panic as irony or exaggeration eludes them, the relief with which they submit to the meaningless babble of unanimous laughter.  The humourless can programme […]

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Hanged for a token

June 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

“The truth is that pornography is just a sad affair all round (and its industrial dimensions are an inescapable modern theme).  It is there because men—in their hundreds of millions—want it to be there.  Killing pornography is like killing the messenger.” – Martin Amis, The War Against Cliché Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email […]

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