Quotes by Ballard, J. G.

I believe that organic sex, body against body, skin area against skin >>

Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of an evolutionary st >>

The marriage of reason and nightmare which has dominated the 20th cent >>

Quotations about Twentieth Century

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier -- the frontier of the 19 >>

I knew the youthfulness of the sixties: Talitha and Paul Getty lying o >>

The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social a >>

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. Thermonuclear weapons systems and soft drink commercials coexist in an overlit realm ruled by advertising and pseudo-events, science and pornography. Over our lives preside the great twin leitmotifs of the 20th century -- sex and paranoia.

Ballard, J. G.



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