Obscene Quotes

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Anne Bishop
“The police have no leads as yet on the person or persons who painted obscene suggestions on the buildings. One store owner said he was going to leave a dictionary on a public bench so the vandals could at least spell the obscenities correctly.”
Anne Bishop, Marked in Flesh

Thomas Paine
“It is not then the existence or the non-existence, of the persons that I trouble myself about; it is the fable of Jesus Christ, as told in the New Testament, and the wild and visionary doctrine raised thereon, against which I contend. The story, taking it as it is told, is blasphemously obscene. It gives an account of a young woman engaged to be married, and while under this engagement, she is, to speak plain language, debauched by a ghost.”
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Virginia Woolf
“...a leering, sneering obscene little harpy...”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

“Art serves to confront that which is outside order, to give form to the obscene. In the process, it opens it to transformations that can not only make it safe for public consumption, not a powerful vehicle through which to address the public imagination.”
Jennifer Birkett

James S.A. Corey
“Tell me everything it explains,” he said when he could remember how to speak. Being forced to move moist flaps of meat in order to form the words felt sensual and obscene.”
James S.A. Corey, Abaddon's Gate

“​It is Obscene to keep Printing Newspapers in the Digital Era”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Stewart Stafford
“I don't buy into the notion of 'privilege' at all. To even attempt to brand and shame whole swathes of people based on their race or gender is, to me, obscene. It has icky echoes of totalitarian propaganda which seeks to direct the ire of a populace at certain sections of society deemed 'unworthy.' Playing the blame game gets us nowhere.”
Stewart Stafford

Christina Engela
“Ses’ach L’ru!” Came the slightly muffled chorus. This was Ruminarii for ‘Hail the Captain.’ Marsh’k sat down on his seat of office. It made a muted and rather obscene noise as he sank into the seat and the device registered his presence.”
Christina Engela, Black Sunrise

Tom Robbins
“Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature[...]Sometimes it even sounded like heavy breathing[...]and on Decatur Street, a mass-transit motor coach named Desire.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Guy de Maupassant
“Human nature itself seemed to her obscene, when she thought of all the filthy secrets of sensuality, the degrading caresses, all the mysterious connexions that cannot be broken off, at which she guessed.”
Guy de Maupassant, Une vie

Steven Magee
“The corruption in government is obscene.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The mistreatment of the disabled by the corrupt government is obscene.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The blatant lies that the corporate government engages in with the common people is obscene.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Every time I see a USA rocket launch, I sit there thinking ‘What an obscene waste of money’.”
Steven Magee

Henry Miller
“Nothing is more obscene than inertia. More blasphemous than the bloodiest oath is paralysis.”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer