Quotes by Ballard, J. G.

A car crash harnesses elements of eroticism, aggression, desire, speed >>

Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment th >>

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

Quotations about Twentieth Century

Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abrup >>

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

The 1950s to me is darkness, hidden history, perversion behind most do >>

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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