in Quotes & Aphorisms (Modern Times, Society)
Danger of our culture. We belong to a time in which culture is in danger of being destroyed by the means of culture.
Danger of our culture. We belong to a time in which culture is in danger of being destroyed by the means of culture.Rate this quote: Send
Terrible times in which priests no longer merit the praise of poets and in which poets have not yet begun to be priests.Rate this quote: Send
The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.Rate this quote: Send
I can't accept "our nervous age," since mankind has been nervous during every age. Whoever fears nervousness should turn into a sturgeon or smelt; if a sturgeon makes a stupid mistake, it can only be one: to end up on a hook, and then in a pan in a pastry shell.Rate this quote: Send
The spectacle of modern investment markets has sometimes moved me towards the conclusion that to make the purchase of an investment permanent and indissoluble, like marriage, except by reason of death or other grave cause, might be a useful remedy for our contemporary evils. For this would force the investor to direct his mind to the long-term prospects and to those only.Rate this quote: Send
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional, we have bigger houses, but smaller families. More conveniences, but less time. We have knowledge, but less judgements; more experts, but more problems; more medicines but less health.Rate this quote: Send
At the best of times gender is difficult to determine.Rate this quote: Send
I love these dudes, but I don't know what they're doing with all that facial hair these days.Rate this quote: Send
Because there are tens of thousands of Osama Bin Ladens by now, and they're not only in Afghanistan or in other Arabic countries. They're everywhere, and the most hardened ones are right in the Western world. In our cities, in our roads, in our universities, in the ganglions of technology. That technology that any dolt can handle. The Crusade has been in progress for some time. It works like a Swiss watch, sustained by a faith and a malice comparable only to the faith and malice of Torquemada when he led the Inquisition. The fact is that dealing with them is impossible. Reasoning, unthinkable. Treating them with indulgence, tolerance or hope, suicide. Whoever thinks differently is deluded.
Wake up, people. Wake up! Intimidated as you are by your fear of going against the current - that is, appearing racist (a word which is entirely inapt as we are speaking not about a race but about a religion) - you don't understand or don't want to understand that a reverse–Crusade is in progress. Accustomed as you are to the double–cross, blinded as you are by myopia, you don't understand or don't want to understand that a war of religion is in progress. Desired and declared by a fringe of that religion, perhaps, but a war of religion nonetheless. A war which they call Jihad. Holy War.