What will happen once the authentic mass man takes over, we do not know yet, although it may be a fair guess that he will have more in common with the meticulous, calculated correctness of Himmler than with the hysterical fanaticism of Hitler, will more resemble the stubborn dullness of Molotov than the sensual vindictive cruelty of Stalin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The crux is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control -- indoctrination, we might say -- exercised through the mass media.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Too much traffic with a quotation book begets a conviction of ignorance in a sensitive reader. Not only is there a mass of quotable stuff he never quotes, but an even vaster realm of which he has never heard.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is a series of diminishments. Each cessation of an activity either from choice or some other variety of infirmity is a death, a putting to final rest. Each loss, of friend or precious enemy, can be equated with the closing off of a room containing blocks of nerves and soon after the closing off the nerves atrophy and that part of oneself, in essence, drops away. The self is lightened, is held on earth by a gram less of mass and will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The mass believes that it has the right to impose and to give force of law to notions born in the caf.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I feel like a white granular mass of amorphous crystals -- my formula appears to be isomeric with Spasmotoxin. My aurochloride precipitates into beautiful prismatic needles. My Platinochloride develops octahedron crystals, -- with a fine blue florescence. My physiological action is not indifferent. One millionth of a grain injected under the skin of a frog produced instantaneous death accompanied by an orange blossom odor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is because the public are a mass -- inert, obtuse, and passive -- that they need to be shaken up from time to time so that we can tell from their bear-like grunts where they are -- and also where they stand. They are pretty harmless, in spite of their numbers, because they are fighting against intelligence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We prefer world law, in the age of self-determination, to world war in the age of mass extermination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
After the planet becomes theirs, many millions of years will have to pass before a beetle particularly loved by God, at the end of its calculations will find written on a sheet of paper in letters of fire that energy is equal to the mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light. The new kings of the world will live tranquilly for a long time, confining themselves to devouring each other and being parasites among each other on a cottage industry scale.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ordinary politician has a very low estimate of human nature. In his daily life he comes into contact chiefly with persons who want to get something or to avoid something. Beyond this circle of seekers after privileges, individuals and organized minorities, he is aware of a large unorganized, indifferent mass of citizens who ask nothing in particular and rarely complain. The politician comes after a while to think that the art of politics is to satisfy the seekers after favors and to mollify the inchoate mass with noble sentiments and patriotic phrases.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where mass opinion dominates the government, there is a morbid derangement of the true functions of power. The derangement brings about the enfeeblement, verging on paralysis, of the capacity to govern. This breakdown in the constitutional order is the cause of the precipitate and catastrophic decline of Western society. It may, if it cannot be arrested and reversed, bring about the fall of the West.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Logicians may reason about abstractions. But the great mass of men must have images. The strong tendency of the multitude in all ages and nations to idolatry can be explained on no other principle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If mass communications blend together harmoniously, and often unnoticeably, art, politics, religion, and philosophy with commercials, they bring these realms of culture to their common denominator -- the commodity form. The music of the soul is also the music of salesmanship. Exchange value, not truth value, counts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Self-determination, the autonomy of the individual, asserts itself in the right to race his automobile, to handle his power tools, to buy a gun, to communicate to mass audiences his opinion, no matter how ignorant, how aggressive, it may be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Commercial jazz, soap opera, pulp fiction, comic strips, the movies set the images, mannerisms, standards, and aims of the urban masses. In one way or another, everyone is equal before these cultural machines; like technology itself, the mass media are nearly universal in their incidence and appeal. They are a kind of common denominator, a kind of scheme for pre-scheduled, mass emotions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This idea of weapons of mass exterminations utterly horrible and is something which no one with one spark of humanity can tolerate. I will not pretend to obey a government which is organizing a mass massacre of mankind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The hard truth is that what may be acceptable in elite culture may not be acceptable in mass culture, that tastes which pose only innocent ethical issues as the property of a minority become corrupting when they become more established. Taste is context, and the context has changed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know them today. It springs from the anguish of great souls. From the souls of men not formed, but deformed in factories whose inspiration is pelf.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nation, and from the mass of the nation only -- not from its privileged classes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As both capitalist and communist states -- not to mention the technological world --have evolved under the illusion that men purposefully built them, ideological optimism seeps into every niche of our lives. It is made worse by mass culture which feeds ourMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nobody seriously questions the principle that it is the function of mass culture to maintain public morale, and certainly nobody in the mass audience objects to having his morale maintained.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A mass of men equals a mass of opinions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Basher: See, when a nuclear weapon detonates it unleashes an electromagnetic pulse which shuts down any power source within its blast radius. Now that tends not to matter in most cases because a nuclear weapon usually destroys everything you might need power for anyway. A pinch creates a similar electromagnetic pulse, but without the fuss of mass destruction and death. So instead of Hiroshima, you'd be getting the seventeenth century. More [07/07/2005 12:07:00]
Basher: Hang on a minute, hang on... we could use a pinch.
Danny: What's a "pinch"?
Basher: A pinch is a device which creates, like, a cardiac arrest for any broadband electrical circuitry. Better yet, a pinch is a bomb - now, but without the bomb. See, when a nuclear weapon detonates, it unleashes an electromagnetic pulse which shuts down any power source within its blast radius. Now that tends not to matter in most cases, because the nuclear weapon usually destroys anything you might need power for anyway. But see, a pinch creates a similar electromagnetic pulse, but without the fuss of mass destruction and death. So instead of Hiroshima, you'd be getting the seventeenth century. More [07/07/2005 12:07:00]
Narrator: We have front row seats for this theatre of mass destruction. The demolitions committee of Project Mayhem wrapped the foundation columns of a dozen buildings with blasting gelatin. In two minutes primary charges will blow base charges and a few square blocks will be reduced to smoldering rubble. I know this, because Tyler knows this.More [09/07/2005 12:09:00]
Narrator: We have front row seats for this theater of mass destruction. The demolition committee of Project Mayhem wrapped the foundation columns of a dozen buildings with blasting gelatin. In two minutes, primary charges will blow base charges and a few square blocks will be reduced to smoldering rubble. I know this... because Tyler knows this.More [09/09/2005 12:09:00]
Alex Jones: We have got to realize that we're being conditioned on a mass scale. Start challenging this corporate slave state.More [10/23/2005 12:10:00]
Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski: My wife? You shtupped my wife, Oz?
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky: I wouldn't exactly phrase it that way, exactly...
Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski: [with increasing anger] No, no, no! Let me get this straight. You went down to Chicago and engaged in sexual CONGRESS with my wife? Is that it?
Jill St. Claire: Jimmy, Jimmy, calm down!
Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski: [now livid] IS IT? I SWEAR TO GOD...!
[Jill takes the phone from Jimmy]
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky: [to Cynthia] He's a little upset. I've managed to upset a mass murderer.
Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski: TELL ME WHERE YOU ARE!
Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski: Get him to tell you where he is!
Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski: JUST STAY RIGHT THERE!
[Jill takes the phone away]
Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski: It's a DISGRACE...
Jill St. Claire: [into phone] Oz, you stud, you!
Frankie Figs: Gonna be a DEAD stud.More [02/06/2006 12:02:00]
Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again.More [05/02/2006 12:05:00]
It's really important that I'm able to convey the way he thinks, the way he justifies what he does to himself. The truth is, some of the dealers really are doing some good; they're helping good people fight oppression. In any case, I don't think the devil shows up with horns and pitchfork. I think the devil is a nice guy, seductive, appealing, fun to hang out with. If he wasn't, he wouldn't make friends, you know? I have no illusions this is going to be mass market movie, but I think it has a lot going on, a lot to think about.More [05/25/2006 12:05:00]
About a third of the world's population depends upon fish for the animal protein in their diet. And the sheer mass of us-our toxic waste, us flushing stuff down the toilets and down the drains-just our impact along the coasts, are starting to poison the coastal waters.More [07/09/2006 12:07:00]
“The broad mass of a nation . . . will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.”More [08/07/2006 12:08:00]
Everybody thinks my parents are so well off, but they spent everything they had on keeping this huge mass of people afloat.More [11/11/2006 12:11:00]
Michael Newman: I guess when you combine mass quantities of cough syrup with yodels... you get acid.More [03/21/2007 12:03:00]
[after a mass poisoning]
Evil Queen: Anyone for seconds?
[pauses to look around]
Evil Queen: No?More [03/28/2007 12:03:00]
Mary Kelly: England doesn't have whores, just a great mass of really unlucky women.More [04/12/2007 12:04:00]
Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky: So this is how a retired mass murderer acts.
Jimmy Tudeski: No. This is how a retired mass murderer acts when people show up uninvited.
[grabs Oz by the throat]
Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky: Noted.More [06/09/2007 12:06:00]
[watching Dr. Gonzo leave]
Raoul Duke: There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.More [06/12/2007 12:06:00]
(Saddam) will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and some day, some way, I am certain he will use that arsenal again, as he has 10 times since 1983More [07/08/2007 12:07:00]
He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.More [07/08/2007 12:07:00]
Larkin: Well, I told you this flight was gonna be special. That's William Bedford, aka "Billy Bedlam."
Sims: The mass murderer?
Larkin: The same. He caught his wife in bed with another man. Left her alone, drove three towns over to her family's home. He killed her parents, her brothers, her sisters, even their dog.More [07/12/2007 12:07:00]
My reply was that the Kurdish people welcome the presence of American forces in Kurdistan in order to defend the freedom they enjoy and to prevent being attacked with weapons of mass destruction.More [07/21/2007 12:07:00]
Saddam Hussein committed many crimes, the most important of which are the mass graves that hold hundreds of thousands of Iraqis including children, women, the elderly and men who were buried without a trial.More [07/21/2007 12:07:00]
We are finding new mass graves every day. Saddam Hussein committed a crime by using chemical weapons… He waged two wars on Iran and Kuwait. He murdered and executed hundreds and hundreds of Iraqis.More [07/21/2007 12:07:00]
What Libya did was make a strategic determination that it would have a better future-a more secure, a more prosperous future-if it abandoned its weapons of mass destruction.More [07/22/2007 12:07:00]
Nothing has such an influence as insuperable doubt. And nothing is so dangerous, as if you see the desirable feelings of others towards you. [09/03/2018 05:09:19] More
It is authentic foolish to approve someone else's stupidity and so feel clever your futile sight: "lack of talent fertility (...) Dot two hundred aphorisms - and until the end of days you can only quote yourself" [08/24/2018 02:08:58] More
There is only one type of unfreedom - when you are suited to any means of achieving the goal. [08/30/2018 04:08:13] More
Capital is the exchange between yesterday's labor and today's attempt to sell goods in the interest of tomorrow's profits. [09/03/2018 02:09:25] More
The big dreams lead to disappointment, the small dreams lead to realization. [08/24/2018 07:08:38] More