J.G. Ballard Quotes

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Sleep is an eight-hour peep show of infantile erotica.
— J.G. Ballard

sleep dreams (during sleep)

God was a clever idea.  The human race came up with a winner there.


The media landscape of the present day is a map in search of a territory.
— J.G. Ballard


Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of evolutionary standby system, a last-resort device for throwing a wild joker into the game?


The president of the United States bears about as much relationship to the real business of running America as does Colonel Sanders to the business of frying chicken.


Civilised life, you know, is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.
— J.G. Ballard

reality civilization

Style that is not the outgrowth of a man's individuality, is, of course, without significance or value in the expression of his thoughts.  It is never thoroughly formed until character is formed, and until the expression of thought has become habitual.