Piazza Quote #214



“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)


2 thoughts on “Piazza Quote #214

  1. Hello Robert!!
    I am a passionate Ballard reader, I never get tired of going back to his powerfully evocative stories. What a beautiful surprise to find a quote from him on my first visit to your blog!

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