The best Quotes from The Wanting Seed

The best Quotes from The Wanting Seed

The Wanting Seed is a dystopian novel by the English author Anthony Burgess, written in 1962.

When we pray we admit defeat.
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If you expect the worst from a person you can never be disappointed.
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We're a government that believes in everybody having the illusion of free will.
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Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
A perverse nature can be stimulated by anything. Any book can be used as a p-rnographic instrument, even a great work of literature if the mind that so uses it is off-balance. I once found a small boy masturbating in the presence of the Victorian steel-engraving in a family Bible.
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If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange - meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil.
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It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen.
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It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.
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The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.
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When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
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We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.
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Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?
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We cannot pray and remain the same.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew - 6, 6
Take your troubles to the church, get down on your knees and pray!
Christians who pray are like pillars that carry the world.
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Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
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Thor: "Do you see yourself above them?"
Loki: "Oh yes."
Thor: "Then you miss the truth of ruling, brother."
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You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom.
William Wallace in Braveheart
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Bullets change governments far surer than votes.
Simeon Weisz in Lord of War - Händler des Todes
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A government is for the benefit of all the people.
Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp
Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.

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