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Ellen Willis Quotes and Sayings

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Mass consumption, advertising, and mass art are a corporate Frankenstein;
while they reinforce the system,
they also undermine it.
- Ellen Willis

My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that
seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as
it is intellectually suspect.
- Ellen Willis

On one level the sixties revolt was an impressive illustration
of Lenin's remark that the capitalist will sell you
the rope to hang him with.
- Ellen Willis

In practice, attempts to sort out good erotica from
bad porn inevitably comes down to:
What turns me on is erotica;
what turns you on is pornographic.
- Ellen Willis

 

By continually pushing the message that we have the
right to gratification now,
consumerism at its most expansive encouraged a demand
for fulfillment that could not so easily be contained by products.
- Ellen Willis

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

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What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction.
It's not 3,000.
It's tens of thousands of innocent men,
women and children.
- Donald Rumsfeld

If you feel yourself to be above the mass,
speak so as to raise the mass to the height of your argument.
- George Henry Lewes

Today, comics is one of the very few forms of mass
communication in which individual voices still have a chance to be heard.
- Scott McCloud

The hardened mass of liquid stones had much stronger
qualities than those which had simply torn.
The skin remained a recognisable part of the molten stone.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The ANC, we believe, stands at the head of the whole liberation front,
the whole Mass Democratic Movement.
- Joe Slovo

Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public
Safety mobilized its Operations Center,
headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction.
- Jane D. Hull

Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler,
German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
- Thomas Mann

Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America
because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think.
- Marshall McLuhan

We are also working on the restoration of salmon runs,
and we are doing a new process of mass marking with
these fish so we can tell the wild fish from the hatchery fish.
- Norm Dicks

Usenet is the last uncensored mass medium.
- Steve Crocker

Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs,
ideas, words and pictures - it is the designer's job
to select and fit this material together and make it interesting.
- Paul Rand

A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of,
with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.
- H. L. Mencken

On the justification for the war, it wasn't related
to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction.
- Stephen Harper

Man as an individual is a genius.
But men in the mass form the headless monster,
a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
- Charlie Chaplin

A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market...
truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest.
- Elle Macpherson

The magnetic cleavage of the spectral lines is dependent
on the size of the charge of the electron,
or, more accurately, on the ratio between the mass
and the charge of the electron.
- Pieter Zeeman

Good and evil do not exist for me any more.
The fear of evil is merely a mass projection here and on Earth.
- Hans Bender

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?
- Michael Torke

The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected
George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
- Michael Moore

The alliance should agree...
to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented
by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
- Jose Maria Aznar

As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed,
the Internet deserves the highest protection from government intrusion.
- Judge Dalzell

Hollywood...
was the place where the United States perpetrated itself
as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production.
- Angela Carter

Neither science, nor the politics in power,
nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even
the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
- Ulrich Beck

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons
of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.
- Madeleine Albright

The rapid dissemination of technology and information
offers entirely new ways of production,
but it can also bring the spectre of more states developing
weapons of mass destruction.
- Lord Robertson

To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

And you see many people just turning away from these channels of mass media,
and they're just turning in to alternative providers,
because they just see what's happening.
- Sibel Edmonds

Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels.
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me
and I do not have to answer back.
- Charles de Gaulle

If the other fellow sells cheaper than you,
it is called dumping.
'Course, if you sell cheaper than him,
that's mass production.
- Will Rogers

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.'
All issues are political issues,
and politics itself is a mass of lies,
evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
- George Orwell

I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink.
As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.
- Andy Warhol

Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal
species in part because it's the world's largest land
mass and offered the most wild species to begin with.
- Jared Diamond

The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption,
is addiction.
- Christopher Lasch

When we're talking about technology that involves weapons of mass destruction,
nuclear, chemical or biological weapons,
there has to be an element of preemption.
- John Sununu

A mass of dust, world's momentary slave,
Is man, in state of our old Adam made,
Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade.
- Barnabe Barnes

In light of the attacks on mass transit systems in other countries,
shouldn't we be beefing up?...
Clearly more could be done.
- Susan Collins

One, a mass movement from within, which,
as you know, is constantly being put down brutally but which,
again, regroups and moves forward as is happening right now as we are speaking.
- Wole Soyinka

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
- Warren Buffett

The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction -
chemical,
biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability -
that threat is real.
- Tony Blair

Mass demand has been created almost entirely through
the development of advertising.
- Calvin Coolidge

With the increased cost of gasoline,
it doesn't appear that we're going to see a slowing
of interest in mass transit.
I think it's going to continue to grow.
- Tom Barrett

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying
it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary
events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
- Denis Diderot

There's a mass of places, really, where the idea started.
- Siobhan Davies

Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons
of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
- Howard Berman

No matter what we call it, poison is still poison,
death is still death, and industrial civilization is
still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet.
- Derrick Jensen

No failure in America, whether of love or money,
is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal,
of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.
- Greil Marcus

Note the three most important Cabinet positions.
Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of
mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud.
- Andrew Greeley

War is not the continuation of politics with different means,
it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
- Alfred Adler

The mass media in the days of newspapers and television
it's hard to be able to find a story that's about just
what you're interested in at the time you're interested in it.
- Guy Burgess

One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq
the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction
and the missiles to deliver them.
That is our bottom line.
- William J. Clinton

I think historically America has been pretty tolerant.
It seems when there's a mass influx from one place,
that's when it becomes problematic for Americans.
- Billy Joel

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled
with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare,
social justice can never be attained.
- Helen Keller

I was interested in implements of mass destruction -
from an academic point of view.
- Dan Farmer

St.
Paul's arose like some huge mountain above the enormous
mass of smaller buildings.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

I just believe that the cost of marketing is going
to increase and the cost of delivery is going to decrease
as the Net gets stronger and mass media gets weaker.
- Joichi Ito

When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass,
any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.
- Mark Shields

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice,
the so-called tyranny of the majority.
- Maggie Gallagher

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.
This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit
means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
- Walt Disney

I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star.
I've never really been marketed by the big studios
to do mass market box office films.
- Laura Dern

The interior of Mexico consists of a mass of volcanic rocks,
thrust up to a great height above the sea-level.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

Our mass movement will shatter this communal,
fascist and autocratic center.
- Lalu Prasad Yadav


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