Malcolm Muggeridge Quotes

Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.

Malcolm Muggeridge

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

Malcolm Muggeridge

My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.

Malcolm Muggeridge

Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century

Malcolm Muggeridge

This life in us; however low it flickers or fiercely burns, is still a divine flame which no man dare presume to put out, be his motives never so humane and enlightened; To suppose otherwise is to countenance a death-wish; Either life is always and in all circumstances sacred, or intrinsically of no account; it is inconceivable that it should be in some cases the one, and in some the other

Malcolm Muggeridge

Bad humour is an evasion of reality; good humour is an acceptance of it.

Malcolm Muggeridge

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.

Malcolm Muggeridge

History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.

Malcolm Muggeridge

Television was not intended to make human beings vacuous, but it is an emanation of their vacuity.

Malcolm Muggeridge

There is no such thing as darkness;only a failure to see.

Malcolm Muggeridge

The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex, alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance.

Malcolm Muggeridge

The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.

Malcolm Muggeridge
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