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Alan Moore Quotes and Sayings

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Language comes first.
It's not that language grows out of consciousness,
if you haven't got language, you can't be conscious.
- Alan Moore

To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity.
You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.
- Alan Moore

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

War is a perversion of sex.
- Alan Moore

 

Don't leave home without your sword -
your intellect.
- Alan Moore

Most of the people who get sent to die in wars are
young men who've got a lot of energy and would probably rather,
in a better world, be putting that energy into copulation
rather than going over there and blowing some other young man's guts out.
- Alan Moore

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.
- Alan Moore

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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'.
- Alan Moore

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

Swearing is industry language.
For as long as we're alive it's not going to change.
You've got to be boisterous to get results.
- Gordon Ramsay

The Catholic faith never changes.
But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith
can change according to peoples,
times and places.
- Francis Arinze

But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language.
I didn't always have to speak in my own voice.
- James Merrill

Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is
the expression of what we think.
- Holly Near

If the word 'No' was removed from the English language,
Ian Paisley would be speechless.
- John Hume

A riot is the language of the unheard.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I want do a Mandarin language movie.
It'll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next.
- Quentin Tarantino

I do not share the wish to see my language dead and decently buried.
- Douglas Hyde

The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of
musical tension in the language that interests me.
- Marilyn Hacker

There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical,
but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary
couple in a language that everyone can understand.
- Sophie Marceau

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers,
is a salable one; in that of the curious,
a scarce one; in that of men of sense,
a useful and instructive one.
- Oswald Chambers

Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves,
spits on its hands and goes to work.
- Carl Sandburg

Greek was very much a live language,
and a language still unconscious of grammar,
not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries.
- Gilbert Murray

Its language is as bare as a monk's cell,
and as uninviting.
- Clifford Longley

For us chess players the language of artist is something natural.
- Vladimir Kramnik

There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
- Henri Bergson

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw,
hear what you heard, feel what you felt.
Relevant detail, couched in concrete,
colorful language, is the best way
to recreate the incident as it happened
and to picture it for the audience.
- Dale Carnegie

Faith is more basic than language or theology.
- Sydney Carter

The one overall structure in my plays is language.
- Edward Bond

Human language...
prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
- Lewis Thomas

Prayer is translation.
A man translates himself into a child asking for all
there is in a language he has barely mastered.
- Leonard Cohen

Realistically, English is a universal language;
it's the number one language for music and for communicating
with the rest of the world.
- Enrique Iglesias

Language cannot describe the scene that followed;
the shouts,
oaths, frantic gestures, taunts, replies,
and little fights; and therefore I shall not attempt it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

In the GNOME project we tried to keep the platform language independent.
- Miguel de Icaza

Of course the other and more serious way in which it
all happens is that one finds in poems and language
some quality one appropriates for oneself and wishes to reproduce.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I have never designed a language for its own sake.
- Niklaus Wirth

I do not use the language of my people.
I can take liberties with certain themes which the
Arabic language would not allow me to take.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

Certainly, because the computer and computer language
was still not as common as it is today.
That's one of the reasons I believe Tron wasn't as
popular back then as it is today.
- Bruce Boxleitner

To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms,
she speaks A various language.
- William C. Bryant

If our language, our programs, our creations are not
strongly present in the new media,
the young generation of our country will be economically
and culturally marginalized.
- Jacques Chirac

I think somebody who speaks the language is going to
notice immediately that I'm not Russian.
- Nicholas Lea

Music is a great energizer.
It's a language everybody knows.
- Bill Hicks


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