Anxiety of modern man Quote #217

Existential panic

Existential panic

“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”

RICHARD DAWKINS

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Piazza Quote #214

Piazza

Piazza

“People nowadays like to be together not in the old-fashioned way of, say, mingling on the piazza of an Italian Renaissance city, but, instead, huddled together in traffic jams, bus queues, on escalators and so on. It’s a new kind of togetherness which may seem totally alien, but it’s the togetherness of modern technology.”

J. G. Ballard (1930-2009, English novelist and essayist)