J.G. Ballard

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    After being bombarded endlessly by road-safety propaganda it was almost a relief to find myself in an actual accident.
    Source: Crash (1973)
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    An arts degree is like a diploma in origami.
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    Art exists because reality is neither real nor significant.
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    But I wouldn't recommend writing. You can be a successful writer and never meet another soul. I'm not sure that's a good thing.
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    Deep assignments run through all our lives; there are no coincidences.
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    Elaborate burial customs are a sure sign of decadence.
    Source: The complete short stories (2001)
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    Fiction is a branch of neurology: the scenarios of nerve and blood vessels are the written mythologies of memory and desire.
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    God was a clever idea ... The human race came up with a winner there.
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    I admired anyone who could unsettle people.
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    I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.
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    I don't think it's possible to touch people's imagination today by aesthetic means.
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    I felt the pressure of imagination against the doors of my mind was so great that they were going to burst.
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    I wanted to rub the human race in its own vomit, and force it to look in the mirror.
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    If you can smell garlic, everything is all right.
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    If you're against globalisation, it doesn't achieve much by sort of bombing the head offices of Shell or Nestle. You unsettle people much more by blowing up an Oxfam shop because people can't understand the motive.
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