108 quotes found by Alan Moore

Alan Moore
My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.
life  # 510
Alan Moore
People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.
Alan Moore
Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea... and ideas are bulletproof.
ideas  # 2968
Alan Moore
As far as I can see, it's not important that we have free will, just as long as we have the illusion of free will to stop us going mad.
Far  Free  stop  # 284895
Alan Moore
The roots of the word 'anarchy' are 'an archos,' 'no leaders,' which is not really about the kind of chaos that most people imagine when the word 'anarchy' is mentioned. I think that anarchy is, to the contrary, about taking personal responsibility for yourself.
Word  Personal  Taking  # 284896
Alan Moore
I think that we need mythology. We need a bedrock of story and legend in order to live our lives coherently.
Lives  story  Order  # 284897
Alan Moore
Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do.
life  music  art  # 284898
Alan Moore
For me, there is very little difference between magic and art. To me, the ultimate act of magic is to create something from nothing: It's like when the stage magician pulls the rabbit from the hat.
art  Act  Create  # 284899
Alan Moore
Technology is always a two-edged sword. It will bring in many benefits, but also many disasters.
Technology  Bring  Benefits  # 284900
Alan Moore
I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously that's sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless.
work  good  fear  # 284901
Alan Moore
To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity. You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.
Christian  disease  Degree  # 284902
Alan Moore
I suppose all fictional characters, especially in adventure or heroic fiction, at the end of the day are our dreams about ourselves. And sometimes they can be really revealing.
dreams  Ourselves  Characters  # 284903
Alan Moore
I really can't be bothered going to a barber. And shaving every morning, that's nightmarish. I spent my teenage years covered in tiny little bits of toilet paper.
morning  Spent  Paper  # 284904
Alan Moore
Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.
experience  universe  perception  # 284905
Alan Moore
Don't leave home without your sword - your intellect.
intelligence  home  Leave  # 284906
Alan Moore
If you're functional, it doesn't matter if you're mad.
Matter  mad  Functional  # 284907