Malcolm Muggeridge

Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge (Croydon, England 24 March 1903 -14 November 1990) was a British journalist, author, satirist, media personality, soldier-spy and latterly a Christian convert and writer

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Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.
Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.
In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.
One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.
St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.
Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.
The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.
The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
The trouble with kingdoms of heaven on earth is that they're liable to come to pass, and then their fraudulence is apparent for all to see. We need a kingdom of heaven in Heaven, if only because it can't be realized.
There's nothing in this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.
There's nothing is this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.
This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life.

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