Malcolm Muggeridge Quotes

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

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

Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.

The only ultimate disaster that can befall us, I have come to realize, is to feel ourselves at home here on earth.

In his own lifetime Jesus made no impact on history. This is something that I cannot but regard as a special dispensation on God’s part, and, I like to think, yet another example of the ironical humor which informs so many of His purposes. To me, it seems highly appropriate that the most important figure […]

Tranquilizers to overcome angst, pep pills to wake us up, life pills to ensure blissful sterility. I will lift up my ears unto the pills whence cometh my help.

Our twentieth century, far from being notable for scientific skepticism, is one of the most credulous eras in all history. It is not that people believe in nothing – which would be bad enough – but that hey believe in anything – which is really terrible. Recoiling, as they do, from accepting the validity of […]

Never forget that only dead fish swims with the stream.

All of us admire people we don’t like and like people we don’t admire.

The world is so overflowing with absurdity that it is difficult for the humorist to compete.