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.Rate it:
Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.Rate it:
In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.Rate it:
St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.Rate it:
Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.Rate it:
The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.Rate it:
The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
There's nothing in this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.Rate it:
There's nothing is this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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