Malcolm Muggeridge Quotes

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Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.


The point is, could God pass an examination in Theology?
— Malcolm Muggeridge


One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.
— Malcolm Muggeridge

old age

Old politicians, like old actors, revive in the limelight.


Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.
— Malcolm Muggeridge


Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.

retirement action

We English have sex on the brain, which is not the most satisfactory place for it.

English people

Many of us look at the Ten Commandments as an exam paper: eight only to be attempted.


The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.


Television was not intended to make humans vacuous; but it is an emanation of their vacuity.


First-rate pursuits—involving, as they must, trying to understand what life is all about and conveying that understanding—inevitably result in a sense of failure.