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Malcolm Muggeridge

Datum narození: 24. březen 1903
Datum úmrtí: 14. listopad 1990
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Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge byl britský novinář a spisovatel.

Citáty Malcolm Muggeridge


„Jídlo, krása, pilulky a benzín, to jsou čtyři sloupy, na kterých dnes spočívá život. Jsou to čtyři apokalyptičtí jezdci druhé poloviny našeho století.“

„Majestátně prostým gestem, díky nimž byl Napoleon tak úspěšný generál, umístila ve výloze svého salonu oznámení, že pro americké vojáky jsou vůně zdarma. Američané stáli frontu na Chanel N 5, a kdyby jí francouzská policie zkřivila vlas, vyvolali by skandál.“ o Coco Chanel po osvobození Paříže


„So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over--a weary, battered old brontosaurus--and became extinct.“ Vintage Muggeridge: Religion and Society

„Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.“

„The depravity of man is at once the most empirically verifiable reality but at the same time the most intellectually resisted fact.“

„Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.“

„If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place. It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Hefner.“

„People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to“


„All new news is old news happening to new people“

„People think of faith as being something that you don't really believe, a device in helping you believe simply it. Of course that is quite wrong. As Pascal says, faith is a gift of God. It is different from the proof of it. It is the kind of faith God himself places in the heart, of which the proof is often the instrument...
He says of it, too, that it is the heart which is aware of God, and not reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not be reason.“
The End of Christendom

„I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially to the extent to which it has been applied, will be one of the greatest jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity it has.“

„In the end, coming to faith remains for all a sense of homecoming, of picking up the threads of a lost life, of responding to a bell that had long been ringing, of taking a place at a table that had long been vacant.“


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

„There is no such things as darkness, only a failure to see.“

„[Pascal] was the first and perhaps is still the most effective voice to be raised in warning of the consequences of the enthronement of the human ego in contradistinction to the cross, symbolizing the ego's immolation. How beautiful it all seemed at the time of the Enlightenment, that man triumphant would bring to pass that earthly paradise whose groves of academe would ensure the realization forever of peace, plenty, and beatitude in practice. But what a nightmare of wars, famines, and folly was to result therefrom.“ The End of Christendom

„I beg you to believe that life is not a process, it's a drama“

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