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David Cronenberg

Top 10 Best Quotes

“It always amused me to observe the pathetically desperate hunger expressed in popular culture for life-forms on other planets, when underneath the very feet of these seekers of aliens, and roundly ignored by them, were the most exotic, grotesque, and fabulous life-forms imaginable.”

“Global digital parasitism is the new Trotskyism.”

“But so strong is our desire for meaning, an innate desire, that we construct meanings where there are none.”

“You know, those unboxing videos you see everywhere on YouTube. They are the epitome of consumerist fetishism.”

“The internet is now a forum for public prosecution.”

“We’re all photojournalists now. It’s no longer enough just to write.”

“We can’t worry about meaning. Ari proposed to us that meaning is a consumer item. Some people manufacture it through religion, philosophy, nationhood, politics, and some people buy it. But an artist is not a manufacturer.”

“Mischievous smile. “I remember reading about Calvin Klein’s daughter. Every time she pulled down a lover’s pants, she was confronted by her father’s name on the band of his underwear. A total sex killer.”

“Well, yes,when you no longer have any desire, you are dead. Even desire for a product, a consumer item, is better than no desire at all. Desire for a camera, for instance, even a cheap one, a tawdry one, is enough to keep death at bay." a wicked smile, an inhale of the cigarette with those lips. "If the desire is real, of course.”

“The only authentic literature of the modern era is the owner’s manual.”

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