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Perversion Quotes

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The fact is that more people have been slaughtered
in the name of religion than for any other single reason.
That, THAT my friends, is true perversion.
- Harvey Milk

What we now call "finance" is, I hold,
an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.
- Robert Graves

Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion,
is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
- Joey Skaggs

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a
perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
- Leon Kass

 

What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion
of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life.
- Thomas Mann

More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion
than for any other single reason.
That, my friends, that is true perversion.
- Harvey Milk

The job of the poet is to render the world -
to see it and report it without loss,
without perversion.
No poet ever talks about feelings.
Only sentimental people do.
- Mark Van Doren

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The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith,
but a perversion of Islam.
- John Cornyn

Carl took on the military-industrial complex.
He campaigned around the world for an end to the production
of weapons of mass destruction.
To him it was a perversion of science.
- Ann Druyan

I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that
a harmless perversion on my part,
and discuss it only with consenting adults.
- Molly Ivins

War is a perversion of sex.
- Alan Moore

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect,
excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
- John Henry Newman

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence,
to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
- William Hazlitt

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which
is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
- Joseph Addison

The American fascists are most easily recognized by
their deliberate perversion of truth and fact.
Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate
every fissure of disunity,
every crack in the common front against fascism.
- Henry A. Wallace

Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen
for strong religious feelings,
and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime,
perversion, and insanity.
- H. P. Lovecraft

Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the
only one to have ever been scientifically systematized.
- Louis Aragon

Chastity - the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.
- Aldous Huxley

The more decadent a culture gets, the more they have
a need for what they don't have at all,
which is innocence, so you end up with kiddie porn
and a perverse obsession with youth.
- Joni Mitchell

The real evil with which we have to contend is not
the physical evil of the Famine,
but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.
- Charles E. Trevelyan

The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy
is likely to be perverse,
in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus
exert inflationary pressure.
- William Vickrey

Isn't that the most perverse thing you've ever heard?
- John Waters

That strategy of buy and hold, which is the sound and
sensible one for the individual,
can have very dangerous and perverse effects for the market as a whole.
- Ron Chernow

It is reality that awakens possibilities,
and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it.
- Robert Musil

Solitude gives birth to the original in us,
to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry.
But also, it gives birth to the opposite:
to the perverse,
the illicit, the absurd.
- Thomas Mann

It is better to be thought perverse than insincere.
- Samuel Richardson

We are perverse creatures and never satisfied.
- Nan Fairbrother

What family you were born into matters so much more
than it did before in a perverse way.
- David Brooks

I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do -
that was one of my favorite things about it,
and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
- Diane Arbus

I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love,
as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.
- Gustave Flaubert

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

I would tell anyone who wants something from someone
else to feign not wanting it.
People are perverse.
If you show great affection to them,
they'll run the other way.
- Hedy Lamarr

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

Anything that was perverse and silly would be Kids in the Hall.
- Kevin McDonald

And you know, almost in a perverse way,
I wish it had been undue influence because we know how to correct that.
We get rid of the people who, in fact,
were exercising that.
- David Kay

There was a perverse side of me, with things like Van Helsing coming out.
I didn't want to go down that route.
- Terry Gilliam

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic
that likes to make easy things difficult.
- Warren Buffett

Increasing inequality in income distribution in this
country has broader policy implications,
and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives
that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate
compensation based on decisions they themselves take.
- Barney Frank

Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse
talent for taking the wrong side on the most important
concepts in the material universe,
from the structure of the solar system to the origin of man.
- George G. Simpson

Admitting weakness seems to be such a severe psychic
threat for Bush that when he makes a mistake it's safer just to reinforce it.
The strategy creates a perverse system of rewards and punishments.
- Tina Brown

Our career path has tended to be the most perverse
and contrary approach to the entertainment industry imaginable,
while at the same time doing the kinds of things that you have to do,
the videos, the photos and all that sort of stuff.
- Peter Garrett

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration...
that we were going to do the right thing,
even if short-term it was unpopular.
And I think anybody who's occupied this office has
to remember that success is determined by an intersection
in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R.
and public opinion.
- Barack Obama

I think it's realistic to have hope.
One can be a perverse idealist and say the easiest thing:
'I despair.
The world's no good.' That's a perverse idealist.
It's practical to hope, because the hope is for us
to survive as a human species.
That's very realistic.
- Studs Terkel

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity
remain the masters of the world,
and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

They who do not understand that a man may be brought
to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him,
have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind.
- Anthony Trollope

Could that have been what happened to the human race -
a willing perversity that set at naught all human values
which had been so hardly won and structured in the
light of reason for a span of more than a million years?
- Clifford D. Simak

National character is only another name for the particular
form which the littleness,
perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country.
Every nation mocks at other nations,
and all are right.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
- Winston Churchill

There is no chance and anarchy in the universe.
All is system and gradation.
Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity
in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
- Albert Einstein

His name, even, is part of the marketing scheme,
I mean, Thelonious Sphere Monk - how can you think
of a better name to fit his style of playing?
- Matthew Shipp

In science, as in art, and, as I believe,
in every other sphere of human activity,
there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors,
but it is only in one or two of them.
- Thomas Huxley

Every person is responsible for all the good within
the scope of his abilities,
and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.
- Robert H. Schuller

The Sherman Act is similar in the economics sphere
to the Bill of Rights in the personal sphere.
- Harold H. Greene

IN April 1882 my father died; and I was at once whirled
out of my land of dreams into a very different sphere.
- Edward Carpenter

Leave women to find their sphere.
- Lucy Stone

An artist's sphere of influence is the world.
- Carl Maria von Weber

The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation
rather than in any other,
without which it would have no power to exist.
- Franz Liszt

Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there.
Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you
draw that misdirected force into your own sphere.
- Morihei Ueshiba

One concept corrupts and confuses the others.
I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics;
I am speaking of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Very quickly, without really looking back or trying,
I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.
- Diane Cilento

We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty,
driven from end to end.
- Blaise Pascal

Every man has a certain sphere of discretion which
he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbours.
This right flows from the very nature of man.
- William Godwin

Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out
of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry.
- Nathalie Sarraute

My own early experiences in war led me to suspect the value of discipline,
even in that sphere where it is so often regarded as
the first essential for success.
- Herbert Read

Thelonious Sphere Monk: there's not a more perfect
name to fit his compositions than that name.
- Matthew Shipp

Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun,
too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere.
- Brigham Young

There's a tradition in British intellectual life of
mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics,
especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
- Harold Pinter

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is
everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
- Blaise Pascal

Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge,
but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.
- Zhuangzi

I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular,
since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle.
- Nicolaus Copernicus


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