October 7, 2016

Alan moore Quotes

“All our scientific observations of the universe and quanta can only, in the end, be observations of ourselves.”

“Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.”

“Consciousness is unquantifiable, a ghost in the machine, barely considered real at all, though in a sense this flickering mosaic of awareness is the only true reality that we can ever know.”

“Did you think to kill me? There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There is only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.”

“Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose.”

“Happiness is the most insidious prison of all.”

“Hollywood, television and film is not my prime area of interest. Because I would never have any control, working in those areas. It’s nice to get the money from a Hollywood project, but whatever they do with it, it would be their piece of work, and not mine.”

“I despise the comic industry, but I will always love the comic medium.”

“I don’t distinguish between magic and art. When I got into magic, I realised I had been doing it all along, ever since I wrote my first pathetic story or poem when I was twelve or whatever. This has all been my magic, my way of dealing with it.”

“I like a film where you can see every penny of the budget up there on the screen.”

“Ideas, unlike solid structures, do not perish. They remain immortal, immaterial and everywhere, like all Divine things. Ideas are a golden, savage landscape that we wander unaware, without a map. Be careful: in the last analysis, reality may be exactly what we think it is.”

“I’m not a millionaire but I’m very comfortable doing what I do, and I’m more productive now than I was in my mid-20s. It’s all down to functionality eventually. If you’re functional it doesn’t matter if you’re mad.”

“In the beginning, there is just universe. There is no us. There is just God in His or Her universe. Then we separate God from the universe until we are trapped in it, in the universe we have created.”

“It struck me that it might be interesting for once to do an almost blue-collar warlock. Somebody who was streetwise, working class, and from a different background than the standard run of comic book mystics. Constantine started to grow out of that.”

“It’s a new world Arcane.. It’s full of shopping malls.. And striplights and software. The dark corners are being pushed back.. A little more everyday. We’re things of the shadow you and I.. And there isn’t as much shadow.. As there used to be..”

“I’ve demonstrated there’s no difference between me and everyone else! All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That’s how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.”

“I’ve known a lot of people go mad over the years, and it is more distressing than people dying. People dying is quite natural, people going mad is the complete antithesis of that.”

“Language comes first. It’s not that language grows out of consciousness, if you haven’t got language, you can’t be conscious.”

“Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.”

“Madness and insanity are two terms that are so vague and relative that you can’t really apportion proper values to them. The only thing I can think of that has any use it functional and dysfunctional. Are you working as well? In which case, it doesn’t matter if you are mad.”

“Material existence is entirely founded on a phantom realm of mind, whose nature and geography are unexplored.”

“Maybe the world..has run out of room..for monsters.”

“Memories so treacherous…”

“Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper would have called a ‘World Three’ structure, in that it’s got immense power as an idea, but you couldn’t actually hold up anything in the world and say: ‘this is Marxism’.”

“Part of being a hero is knowing when you don’t need to be one anymore.”

“Sexually progressive cultures gave us mathematics, literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust. Not that I’m trying to load my argument, of course.”

“Som-Som would later learn that the girl’s name was Book. Ambiguous and suggestive sentences swirled out from the maroon bud of her nipple. Verses of elegant and cryptic passion followed the orbit of her left eye. Her fingers dripped with poetry.”

“The Here-and-Now demands attention, is more present to us. We dismiss the inner world of our ideas as less important, although most of our immediate physical reality originated only in the mind. The TV, sofa, clock and room, the whole civilisation that contains them once were nothing save ideas.”

“The more I look at most of the art movements, it’s all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians.”

“There are people. There are stories. The people think they shape the stories, but the reverse is often closer to the truth.”

“There is a kind of synergy between the different forms of work, you’ll learn things from one sort of work that will have tremendous application in another. They all tend to pull each other forward.”

“There is a red and angry world. Red things happen there. The world eats your wife. And eats your friends. It eats all the things that make you human. And it turns you into a monster.”

“There is an inverse relationship between imagination and money.”

“There’s no such thing as quitting. Just sometimes there’s a longer pause between relapses.”

“To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity. You’ve got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.”

“Truth is a well-known pathological liar. It invariably turns out to be Fiction wearing a fancy frock. Self-proclaimed Fiction, on the other hand, is entirely honest. You can tell this, because it comes right out and says, I’m a Liar, right there on the dust jacket.”

“We are all the aggregate of the ideas about us, including our own ideas about us. That is all that any of us can be considered as – units of information in a sea of information. When you get to a certain point, there is not much more to it than information.”

“You can’t kill a vegetable by shooting it in the head.”