Artificial Quotes

Nothing a man writes can please him as profoundly as something he does with his back, shoulders and hands. For writing is an artificial activity. It is a lonely and private substitute for conversation.

The society of merchants can be defined as a society in which things disappear in favor of signs. When a ruling class measures its fortunes, not by the acre of land or the ingot of gold, but by the number of figures corresponding ideally to a certain number of exchange operations, it thereby condemns itself […]

Our hamburgers, made from the flesh of chemically impregnated cattle, had been broiled over counterfeit charcoal, placed between slices of artificially flavored cardboard and served to us by recycled juvenile delinquents.

Let’s build an antiseptic world, Full of artificial people. Cure all diseases, conquer pain And monitor the human brain, And see what thoughts you’re thinking. Observe your feelings, Secret fears, Controlling everything you say and do And we will build a master race To live within our artificial world.

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.

A cynic might suggest as the motto of modern life this simple legend – “Just as good as the real.”

Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied.

The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has yet discovered.

An experiment in Artificial Stupidity.