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Obscenity quotes by James C. Dobson
#1. Bundy was correct in saying that most serial murderers are addicted to hardcore pornography. FBI records validate that point. Not every person exposed to obscenity will become a killer, of course, but too many will! #Quote by James C. Dobson
Obscenity quotes by Anwar Sadat
#2. This [fundamentalism] is not religion. It is obscenity. These are lies, the criminal use of religious power to misguide people. #Quote by Anwar Sadat
Obscenity quotes by Akira Kurosawa
#3. The censors were so far gone as to find the following sentence obscene: 'The factory gate waited for the student workers, thrown open in longing.' What can I say? This obscenity verdict was handed down by a censor in response to my script for my 1944 film about a girls' volunteer corps, Ichiban utsukushiku (The Most Beautiful). I could not fathom what it was he found to be obscene about this sentence. Probably none of you can either. But for the mentally disturbed censor this sentence was unquestionably obscene. He explained that the word 'gate' very vividly suggested to him the vagina! For these people suffering from sexual manias, anything and everything made them feel carnal desire. Because they were obscene themselves, everything seen through their obscene eyes naturally became obscene. Nothing more or less than a case of sexual pathology. #Quote by Akira Kurosawa
Obscenity quotes by Albert Camus
#4. When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning: a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man ... there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak. #Quote by Albert Camus
Obscenity quotes by Sarah Monette
#5. The ritual worked. That is the most ghastly thing. I hold no particular brief for the rationality of the world, but that this vile obscenity should actually have the power to bring back the dead seems to me not merely a sign that the world is not rational, but that it is in fact entirely insane, a murderous lunatic gibbering in the corner of a padded cell. #Quote by Sarah Monette
Obscenity quotes by Mark Twain
#6. It is full of interest, it has noble poetry in it and some clever fables and some blood drenched history, some good morals and a wealth of obscenity and upwards of a thousand lies.
(Re The Bible) #Quote by Mark Twain
Obscenity quotes by Henry Miller
#7. Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk. #Quote by Henry Miller
Obscenity quotes by John McGahern
#8. Dark, was banned by the Irish state censor for obscenity. The story was set, as so much of McGahern's later fiction would be, in isolated rural Ireland and dealt with the bleak consequences of parental and clerical child abuse. On the instructions of the Archbishop of Dublin, McGahern was sacked from his job as a primary school teacher. He later left the country. Despite these apparent setbacks, McGahern's literary friends reassured him that all this was a wonderful opportunity in terms of publicity and sales. Remember Joyce and Beckett being forced overseas? This was Irish literary history repeating itself, and preparations were soon being made to mount a campaign against the anachronistic and widely derided censorship laws with McGahern as the figurehead.
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McGahern agreed that the situation was indeed absurd, and says that even as an adolescent reader he had nothing but contempt for the censorship board. #Quote by John McGahern
Obscenity quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#9. Of course, it would help if the manwould keep his shirt on whenever he came into her unconscious mind. What kind of person didn't have the decency to keep himself clothed while barging into her dreams.
a little modesty went a long way.
Yeah, but clothes on a body so fine was its own form of obscenity.
shh, mind, have some decency yourself. #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Obscenity quotes by Germaine Greer
#10. Lovers who are free to go when they are restless always come back; lovers who are free to change remain interesting. The bitter animosity and obscenity of divorce is unknown where individuals have not become Siamese twins. #Quote by Germaine Greer
Obscenity quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#11. Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art - or almost the only stuff. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Obscenity quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#12. Obscenity comes from grime. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Obscenity quotes by Betty Friedan
#13. I'm against suppression of pornography. If you suppress guns - yes; if you want to suppress poverty - yes. These are the obscenities, the real brutalization of people. I am almost more outraged by ads for blue jeans or cars that sort of blatantly depict women not only as sex objects, but women that look younger than the age of consent, looking like they've just been raped or asking to be raped-utterly passive sex objects. #Quote by Betty Friedan
Obscenity quotes by Ellen Glasgow
#14. Though not invariably the worst choice, war is always an obscene horror. #Quote by Ellen Glasgow
Obscenity quotes by Mark Twain
#15. Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity - these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them. They hide nothing. They are not ashamed. #Quote by Mark Twain
Obscenity quotes by Karl Rove
#16. And I think there's something about conservatives frankly - and the Left, when it comes to their channels of persuasion, are unpersuasive. They are, most of them are hate-filled, obscenity-clogged rants of anger and hatred. #Quote by Karl Rove
Obscenity quotes by Will Durant
#17. Nearly all ancient peoples worshiped sex in some form and ritual, and not the lowest people but the highest expressed their worship most completely [ ... ]. The sexual character and functions of primitive deities were held in high regard, not through any obscenity of mind, but through a passion for fertility in women and in the earth. Certain animals, like the bull and the snake, were worshiped as apparently possessing or symbolizing in a high degree the divine power of reproduction.
The snake in the story of Eden is doubtless a phallic symbol, representing sex as the origin of evil, suggesting sexual awakening as the beginning of the knowledge of good and evil, and perhaps insinuating a certain proverbial connection between mental innocence and bliss. #Quote by Will Durant
Obscenity quotes by Dorothy Parker
#18. Out in Hollywood, where the streets are paved with Goldwyn ... #Quote by Dorothy Parker
Obscenity quotes by Susie Bright
#19. Photographs have always been the tar baby of censors and obscenity laws. Literature can certainly (if it's any good) conjure up the most pornographic imagination. But photographs dare to be real. No matter how contrived or constructed they are, there's that damn body staring you in the face. #Quote by Susie Bright
Obscenity quotes by Roman Polanski
#20. You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity. #Quote by Roman Polanski
Obscenity quotes by Laini Taylor
#21. Staring at herself in the mirror, she found that she'd lost the ability to see herself through her own eyes. She was only what humans would see. Not a girl or a woman or someone in between. They wouldn't see her loneliness or fear or courage, let alone her humanity. They would see only obscenity. Calamity. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Obscenity quotes by Gay Talese
#22. Interestingly, the historic case of 1868 in England that first defined obscenity-known among lawyers as the Hicklin decision- evolved out of the prosecution of a pamphlet describing how priests were often so sexually aroused while hearing women's confessions that they sometimes masturbated and even copulated with their repentant subjects in the confessional. #Quote by Gay Talese
Obscenity quotes by Abhishek Bisht
#23. Nothing is more pleasing than to see an arrogant prick fail. #Quote by Abhishek Bisht
Obscenity quotes by Sally  Thorne
#24. I hang up and don't even need to look at Joshua. I know he's shaking his head.

After a few minutes I glance at him, and he is staring at me. Imagine it's two minutes before the biggest interview of your life, and you look down at your white shirt. Your peacock-blue fountain pen has leaked through your pocket. Your head explodes with an obscenity and your stomach is a spike of panic over the simmering nerves. You're an idiot and everything's ruined. That's the exact color of Joshua's eyes when he looks at me. #Quote by Sally Thorne
Obscenity quotes by Sam Harris
#25. Well, that's a very interesting question," he said - to which he had no interesting or even sane answer. He simply conceded that if the Messiah came back and reconvened the Sanhedrin, well, then, yes - though mere mortals like ourselves might not see the wisdom of it - homosexuals, adulteresses, witches, and Sabbath breakers would be killed, and every other barbaric prescription found in the Old Testament would apply. As I was contemplating where on his person I should aim my vomit, he managed this final defense of his religion: "You just don't understand what an obscenity - what a sacrilege - these things would represent in the presence of the Messiah #Quote by Sam Harris
Obscenity quotes by Christina Stead
#26. Everyone likes the obscene; that is real life. #Quote by Christina Stead
Obscenity quotes by Desmond Tutu
#27. I don't want a moratorium on the death penalty. I want the abolition of it. I can't understand why a country [USA] that's so committed to human rights doesn't find the death penalty an obscenity. #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Obscenity quotes by John L'Heureux
#28. Obscenities are too often used for shock value, as a kind of shorthand for real expression of emotion. You've got to scale down your monstrosities. A scream is not a discovery. #Quote by John L'Heureux
Obscenity quotes by Claire North
#29. The trick with a truly successful intimidation is not to rely on volume or obscenity, but to cultivate that quiet certainty which informs any listener that your people will do the shouting for you, should the moment come. #Quote by Claire North
Obscenity quotes by George Carlin
#30. The whole problem with this idea of obscenity and indecency, and all of these things - bad language and whatever - it's all caused by one basic thing, and that is: religious superstition. #Quote by George Carlin
Obscenity quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#31. Obscenity only comes in when the mind despises and fears the body, and the body hates and resists the mind. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Obscenity quotes by Wayne Pacelle
#32. The definition of obscenity on the newsstands should be extended to many hunting magazines. #Quote by Wayne Pacelle
Obscenity quotes by Potter Stewart
#33. I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material but I know it when I see it. #Quote by Potter Stewart
Obscenity quotes by Renata Adler
#34. He writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated lo neliness, and a sense of local and global distress. The square, overpopulation, the bourgeois, the bomb and the cocktail party are variously identified as sources of the grudge. There follows a little obscenity here, a dash of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born. #Quote by Renata Adler
Obscenity quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#35. The essence of obscenity is the turning of the inner mystery into a jest. #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Obscenity quotes by Richard Preston
#36. It showed a kind of obscenity you see only in nature, an obscenity so extreme that it dissolves imperceptibly into beauty. #Quote by Richard Preston
Obscenity quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#37. Man is willing to accept woman as an equal, as a man in skirts, as an angel, a devil, a baby-face, a machine, an instrument, a bosom, a womb, a pair of legs, a servant, an encyclopaedia, an ideal or an obscenity; the one thing he won't accept her as is a human being, a real human being of the feminine sex. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Obscenity quotes by James D. Watson
#38. (The National Cancer Program is) a bunch of (obscenity). #Quote by James D. Watson
Obscenity quotes by Malala Yousafzai
#39. Mullahs from the TNSM preached that the earthquake was a warning from God. They said it was caused by women's freedom and obscenity. If we did not mend our ways and introduce sharia or Islamic law, they shouted in their thundering voices, more severe punishment would come. #Quote by Malala Yousafzai
Obscenity quotes by Billy Graham
#40. Why shouldn't we have laws forbidding pornography and obscenity? Many heroic leaders have tried, but they have stumbled over even the definition of the word "obscenity." If we cannot agree on the length of a foot, it is because we have lost our yardstick. #Quote by Billy Graham
Obscenity quotes by Joseph Finder
#41. Burris answered with an obscenity, and suddenly he lunged at me. I saw him move a split second too late. He slammed me against the side of a building, cracking my head hard against the brick. With his right hand, he clamped my throat just below the Adam's apple and pincered hard. He was strong, even stronger than I expected, and he put his whole overdeveloped body into it. At the same time, he pinioned my left arm with his right shoulder and grabbed my right hand, just above the wrist, and jammed his right knee into the inside of my leg. Now I knew for sure he'd really been a Navy SEAL. He was doing everything by the book. Which was good, actually. #Quote by Joseph Finder
Obscenity quotes by Brendan Gill
#42. Obscenity is a notable enhancer of life and is suppressed at grave peril to the arts. #Quote by Brendan Gill
Obscenity quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#43. What are you doing now, you lazy drunken obscene unsayable son of an unnameable unmarried gipsy obscenity? What are you doing? #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Obscenity quotes by Maya Angelou
#44. Some entertainers have tried to make art of coarseness, but in their public crudeness they have merely revealed their own vast senses of personal inferiority. When they heap mud upon themselves and allow their tongues to wag with vulgarity, they expose their belief that they are not worth loving and in fact are unlovable. When we as an audience indulge then in their profanity, we are like the audience at the Roman Colosseum being thrilled as the raging lions kill the unarmed Christians. We not only participate in the humiliation of the entertainers, but we are brought low by sharing in the obscenity. We need to have the courage to say obesity is not funny and vulgarity is not amusing. Insolent children and submissive parents are not the characters we want to admire and emulate. Flippancy and sarcasm are not qualities which we need to include in our daily conversations. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Obscenity quotes by Jack Henry Abbott
#45. The only time they appear human is when you have a knife at their throats. The instant you remove it, they fall back into animality. Obscenity. #Quote by Jack Henry Abbott
Obscenity quotes by John Cleese
#46. Gra was always mildly irritated by any display of decorum, or good taste, if he felt it was a direct challenge to his deepest beliefs. When I mentioned once that Connie and I had guests coming to dinner that evening who were a bit formal and stuck-up, he carefully cut out some very small pieces of paper, wrote an obscenity on each one, and then hid them round our flat in all the rooms our guests were likely to visit. Connie found one of these just ten minutes before they were due to arrive: a moment of pure panic that set off a frenzied paperchase, as we raced around the apartment trying to find them all before the doorbell rang. We missed one, which he had placed on the basin in the visitors' loo. It simply read, 'Anus'. I've always wondered whether our guests speculated why we might have put it there. #Quote by John Cleese
Obscenity quotes by John Burdett
#47. The function of the West is to turn bodies and minds into products. It cannot understand that the rest of the world holds this to be an obscenity, a corruption of our nirvanic nature. #Quote by John Burdett
Obscenity quotes by Anais Nin
#48. The violence and obscenity are left unadulterated, as manifestation of the mystery and pain which ever accompanies the act of creation. #Quote by Anais Nin
Obscenity quotes by Robin Morgan
#49. Although every organized religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the myth of woman-hate, woman-fear, and woman-evil, the Roman Catholic church also carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion, and by its use of skillful and wealthy lobbies to prevent legislative change. It is an obscenity-an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women. #Quote by Robin Morgan
Obscenity quotes by Phyllis Schlafly
#50. The justices have constitutionally protected obscenity in libraries, filth over cable television, and now unlimited internet pornography. #Quote by Phyllis Schlafly
Obscenity quotes by Walter Lippmann
#51. It is not the idea as such which the censor attacks, whether it be heresy or radicalism or obscenity. He attacks the circulation of the idea among the classes which in his judgment are not to be trusted with the idea. #Quote by Walter Lippmann
Obscenity quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#52. He never once repeated himself and he never used either profanity or obscenity. (I learned later that he saved those for very special occasions, which this wasn't.) But he described our shortcomings, physical, mental, moral, and genetic, in great and insulting detail.
But somehow I was not insulted; I became greatly interested in studying his command of language. I wished that we had had him on our debate team. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Obscenity quotes by Rex Stout
#53. What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature? #Quote by Rex Stout
Obscenity quotes by Charles Baxter
#54. When you say, "I fucked up," the action retains its meaning, its sordid origin, its obscenity, and its poetry. Poetry is quite compatible with obscenity. #Quote by Charles Baxter
Obscenity quotes by Martyn V. Halm
#55. I look like a hooker."
"A slut," I corrected. "Hookers have pastier complexions."
"The voice of experience, I'm sure. #Quote by Martyn V. Halm
Obscenity quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre
#56. I realized that there was no half-way house between non-existence and this flaunting abundance. If you existed, you had to exist all the way, as far as mouldiness, bloatedness, obscenity were concerned. #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
Obscenity quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#57. A sociosphere of contact, control, persuasion and dissuasion, of exhibitions of inhibitions in massive or homeopathic doses ... : this is obscenity. All structures turned inside out and exhibited, all operations rendered visible. In America this goes all the way from the bewildering network of aerial telephone and electric wiresto the concrete multiplication of all the bodily functions in the home, the litany of ingredients on the tiniest can of food, the exhibition of income or IQ. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Obscenity quotes by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
#58. The author relates that the word "OBSCENE" springs from the concept in Greek drama that certain actions would be performed outside the scene or off the stage. He clarifies that the Greeks did not shy away from shocking actions, but they knew that portraying them in the audience's view would drown out the emotional subtlety of the character development and ethical dilemmas. #Quote by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Obscenity quotes by Desmond Tutu
#59. I am passionately opposed to the death penalty for anyone ... I think, myself, that it is an obscenity ... #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Obscenity quotes by Jef I. Richards
#60. Commercial speech is like obscenity ... we can't seem to define it, but we know it when we see it. #Quote by Jef I. Richards
Obscenity quotes by Willie Aames
#61. When somebody comes to your front door, and they're screaming obscenities at you and telling you to come outside, and you've had your life threatened several times, you take it pretty seriously. It's the reason I have a Rottweiler. #Quote by Willie Aames
Obscenity quotes by William Stringfellow
#62. When I write that my own situation in those months of pain and decision can be described as prayer, I do not only recall that during that time I sometimes read the Psalms and they became my psalms, or that, as I have also mentioned, I occasionally cried "Jesus" and that name was my prayer, but I mean that I also at times would shout "Fuck!" and that was no obscenity, but a most earnest prayerful utterance.
In the final analysis, no matter what the vocabulary of prayer, or where muteness displaces words in prayer, the content - what is communicated by a person in the world before God - in prayer is in each and every circumstance the same and it can be put plainly in one word: Help!
That is the word of Gethsemane's prayer; that is the word of the Lord's Prayer; that is the prayer when Christ repeats the Twenty-second Psalm from the cross.
It is the prayer of Christ interceding for all people, and it is the prayer of a human creature acknowledging God's vocation in affirming the life which God has called into being. #Quote by William Stringfellow
Obscenity quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#63. Of all the strange "crimes" that human beings have legislated out of nothing, "blasphemy" is the most amazing - with "obscenity" and "indecent exposure" fighting it out for second and third place. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Obscenity quotes by Betty Smith
#64. Obscenity and profanity had no meaning as such among those people. They were emotional expressions of inarticulate people with small vocabularies. #Quote by Betty Smith
Obscenity quotes by Tony Parsons
#65. The thing about cancer is that it can always exceed your worst expectations. There is something pornographic about cancer's ability to confound your imagination. Whatever new obscenity cancer comes up with to torment and torture you, it can always do worse tomorrow. #Quote by Tony Parsons
Obscenity quotes by J.K. Rowling
#66. Howard and Shirley were clothed, always, in an invisible layer of decorum that they never laid aside. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Obscenity quotes by Tim O'Brien
#67. If you don't care for obscenity, you don't care for the truth. #Quote by Tim O'Brien
Obscenity quotes by John Betjeman
#68. Inexpensive Progress

Encase your legs in nylons,
Bestride your hills with pylons
O age without a soul;
Away with gentle willows
And all the elmy billows
That through your valleys roll.

Let's say goodbye to hedges
And roads with grassy edges
And winding country lanes;
Let all things travel faster
Where motor car is master
Till only Speed remains.

Destroy the ancient inn-signs
But strew the roads with tin signs
'Keep Left,' 'M4,' 'Keep Out!'
Command, instruction, warning,
Repetitive adorning
The rockeried roundabout;

For every raw obscenity
Must have its small 'amenity,'
Its patch of shaven green,
And hoardings look a wonder
In banks of floribunda
With floodlights in between.

Leave no old village standing
Which could provide a landing
For aeroplanes to roar,
But spare such cheap defacements
As huts with shattered casements
Unlived-in since the war.

Let no provincial High Street
Which might be your or my street
Look as it used to do,
But let the chain stores place here
Their miles of black glass facia
And traffic thunder through.

And if there is some scenery,
Some unpretentious greenery,
Surviving anywhere,
It does not need protecting
For soon we'll be erecting
A Power Station there.

When all our roads are lighted
B #Quote by John Betjeman
Obscenity quotes by Karen Armstrong
#69. One day in Auschwitz, a group of Jews put God on trial. They charged him with betrayal and cruelty. Like Job, they found no consolation in the usual answers to the problems of evil and suffering in the midst of this current obscenity. They could find no excuse for God, no extenuating circumstances, so they found him guilty and, presumably, worthy of death. The Rabbi pronounced the verdict. Then he looked up and said that the trial was over, it was time for the evening prayer. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Obscenity quotes by Margaret Sanger
#70. The greatest issue is to raise the question of birth control out of the gutter of obscenity ... into the light of intelligence and human understanding. #Quote by Margaret Sanger
Obscenity quotes by Sydney J. Harris
#71. But if "beauty" is in the eye of the beholder, so is "obscenity. #Quote by Sydney J. Harris
Obscenity quotes by David Price
#72. John could have prevented all of this from happening, but instead chose to educate us through the obscenity of proof. #Quote by David Price
Obscenity quotes by Henry Miller
#73. Heroism and obscenity appear no more important in the life of the universe than the fighting or mating of a pair of insects in the woods. All is on the same plane. #Quote by Henry Miller
Obscenity quotes by Jodi Picoult
#74. A rain of pebbles from overhead makes me glance up in time to see Ruthann step onto the lip of the cliff, another fifteen feet above me. Her body is wrapped tight in a pure white robe.

"Ruthann!" I shout, my voice caroming off the rock walls, an obscenity.

She looks down at me. Across the distance our eyes meet.

"Ruthann, don't," I whisper, but she shakes her head.

I'm sorry.

In that half-second, I think about Wilma and Derek and me, all the people who do not want to beleft behind, who think we know what is best for her. I think about the doctors and the medicines Ruthann lied about taking. I think about how I could talk her down from that ledge like I have talked down a dozen potential suicide victims. Yet the right thing to do, here, is subjective. Ruthann's family, who wants her alive, will not be the one to lose hair from drugs, to have surgery to remove her breast, to die by degrees. It is easy to say that Ruthann should come down from that cliff, unless you are Ruthann.

I know better than anyone what it feels like to have someone else make choices for you, when you deserve to be making them yourself.

I look at Ruthann, and very slowly, I not.

She smiles at me, and so I am her witness -- as she unwraps the wedding robe from her narrow shoulders and holds is across her back like the wide wings of a hawk. As she steps off the edge of the cliff and rises to the Spirit World. As t #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Obscenity quotes by Don Winslow
#75. Art can't decide whether the War on Drugs is an obscene absurdity or an absurd obscenity. In either case, it's a tragic, bloody farce. #Quote by Don Winslow
Obscenity quotes by F. Sionil Jose
#76. The obscenities of this country are not girls like you. It is the poverty which is obscene, and the criminal irresponsibility of the leaders who make this poverty a deadening reality. The obscenities in this country are the places of the rich, the new hotels made at the expense of the people, the hospitals where the poor die when they get sick because they don't have the money either for medicines or services. It is only in this light that the real definition of obscenity should be made. #Quote by F. Sionil Jose
Obscenity quotes by Jean Shepherd
#77. I had woven a tapestry of obscenity that as far as I know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan. #Quote by Jean Shepherd
Obscenity quotes by Andy Rooney
#78. Obscenities ... I think a lot of dumb people do it because they can't think of what they want to say and they're frustrated. A lot of smart people do it to pretend they aren't very smart - want to be just one of the boys. #Quote by Andy Rooney
Obscenity quotes by Nagisa Oshima
#79. The concept of 'obscenity' is tested when one dares to look at something that he has an unbearable desire to see but has forbidden himself to look at. When one feels that everything that one had wanted to see has been revealed, 'obscenity' disappears, the taboo disappears as well, and there is a certain liberation. #Quote by Nagisa Oshima
Obscenity quotes by Jeffrey R. Holland
#80. It seems the door to permissiveness, the door to lewdness and vulgarity and obscenity swings only one way. It only opens farther and farther; it never seems to swing back. Individuals can choose to close it, but it is certain, historically speaking, that public appetite and public policy will not close it. No, in the moral realm the only real control you have is self-control. #Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland
Obscenity quotes by Audacia Ray
#81. As a rule, menstruation is generally not something seen in porn, which is a peculiar omission in an industry that fetishizes everything from shoes to stuffed animals to excretory functions. Though credit-card processing companies seem to have no problem with double- and triple-penetration sites, bukkake, and electricity play, most of them regard menstruation and other forms of blood play as out of bounds, citing obscenity violations as well as safer sex concerns
though anal cream pies and the like are at least as risky. #Quote by Audacia Ray
Obscenity quotes by Jane Alexander
#82. I don't know how one actually would define obscenity. I'm sure the definition is different according to the age one is living in. #Quote by Jane Alexander
Obscenity quotes by Germaine Greer
#83. In the struggle to remain a complete person and to love from her fullness instead of her inadequacy a woman may appear hard. She may feel her early conditioning tugging her in the direction of surrender, but she ought to remember that she was originally loved for herself; she ought to hang on to herself and not find herself nagging, helpless, irritable and trapped. Perhaps I am not old enough yet to promise that the self-reliant woman is always loved, but she cannot be lonely as long as there are people in the world who need her joy and her strength, but certainly in my experience it has always been so. Lovers who are free to go when they are restless always come back; lovers who are free to change remain interesting. The bitter animosity and obscenity of divorce is unknown where individuals have not become Siamese twins. A lover who comes to your bed of his own accord is more likely to sleep with his arms around you all night than a lover who has nowhere else to sleep. #Quote by Germaine Greer
Obscenity quotes by Jean Lorrain
#84. ...the presence of others has become even more intolerable to me, their conversation most of all. Oh, how it all annoys and exasperates me: their attitudes, their manners, their whole way of being! The people of my world, all my unhappy peers, have come to irritate, oppress and sadden me with their noisy and empty chatter, their monstrous and boundless vanity, their even more monstrous egotism, their club gossip... the endless repetition of opinions already formed and judgments already made; the automatic vomiting forth of articles read in those morning papers which are the recognised outlet of the hopeless wilderness of their ideas; the eternal daily meal of overfamiliar cliches concerning racing stables and the stalls of fillies of the human variety... the hutches of the 'petites femmes' - another worn out phrase in the dirty usury of shapeless expression!

Oh my contemporaries, my dear contemporaries...

Their idiotic self-satisfaction; their fat and full-blown self-sufficiency: the stupid display of their good fortune; the clink of fifty- and a hundred-franc coins forever sounding out their financial prowess, according their own reckoning; their hen-like clucking and their pig-like grunting, as they pronounce the names of certain women; the obesity of their minds, the obscenity of their eyes, and the toneless-ness of their laughter! They are, in truth, handsome puppets of amour, with all the exhausted despondency of their gestures and the slackness of #Quote by Jean Lorrain
Obscenity quotes by Ray Romano
#85. Parents, just keep in mind that kids will always round off to the nearest obscenity.. #Quote by Ray Romano
Obscenity quotes by Saadat Hasan Manto
#86. Manto had earlier been prosecuted in Lahore for obscenity, and one of the words alleged to have been obscene was, breasts #Quote by Saadat Hasan Manto
Obscenity quotes by William J. Brennan Jr.
#87. Sex and obscenity are not synonymous. Obscene material is material which deals with sex in a manner appealing to prurient interest. #Quote by William J. Brennan Jr.
Obscenity quotes by Kevin Bales
#88. Slavery is an obscenity. It is not just stealing someone's labor; it is the theft of an entire life. #Quote by Kevin Bales
Obscenity quotes by Ron Kovic
#89. We who have witnessed the obscenity of war and experienced its horror and terrible consequences have an obligation to rise above our pain and suffering and turn the tragedy of our lives into a triumph. #Quote by Ron Kovic
Obscenity quotes by Edward Gibbon
#90. My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Obscenity quotes by Dorothy Parker
#91. The nowadays ruling that no word is unprintable has, I think, done nothing whatever for beautiful letters ... Obscenity is too valuable a commodity to chuck around all over the place; it should be taken out of the safe on special occasions only. #Quote by Dorothy Parker
Obscenity quotes by Tim O'Brien
#92. You can tell a true war story if it embarrasses you. If you don't care for obscenity, you don't care for the truth; if you don't care for the truth, watch how you vote. Send guys to war, they come home talking dirty. #Quote by Tim O'Brien
Obscenity quotes by Marshall McLuhan
#93. Pornography and obscenity ... work by specialism and fragmentation. They deal with a figure without a ground
situations in which the human factor is suppressed in favor of sensations and kicks. #Quote by Marshall McLuhan
Obscenity quotes by Matthew Woodring Stover
#94. Corellian curses being a synergistic blend of vulgarity, obscenity, and outright blasphemy that were the only things really worth saying when one was in the middle of being blown to monatomic dust. #Quote by Matthew Woodring Stover
Obscenity quotes by Georges Bataille
#95. Obscenity is our name for the uneasiness which upsets the physical state associated with self-possession, with the possession of a recognized and stable individuality. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Obscenity quotes by Queen Noor Of Jordan
#96. War over water would be an ultimate obscenity. And yet, unfortunately it is conceivable ... Water has been a source over so many years of erosion of confidence, of tension, of human rights abuses, really, of so many in areas whose traditional water supplies have been controlled and depleted by occupational authorities. That must stop if we're going to be able to develop a climate for peace. #Quote by Queen Noor Of Jordan
Obscenity quotes by Charles Williams
#97. Our crucifixes exhibit the pain, but they veil, perhaps necessarily, the obscenity: but the death of the God-Man was both. #Quote by Charles Williams
Obscenity quotes by Lionel Shriver
#98. I came to regard my body in a new light. For the first time I apprehended the little mounds on my chest as teats for the suckling of young, and their physical resemblance to udders on cows or the swinging distensions on lactating hounds was suddenly unavoidable. Funny how even women forget what breasts are for.
The cleft between my legs transformed as well. It lost a certain outrageousness, an obscenity, or achieved an obscenity of a different sort. The flaps seemed to open not to a narrow, snug dead end, but to something yawning. The passageway itself became a route to somewhere else, a real place, and not merely to a darkness in my mind. The twist of flesh in front took on a devious aspect, its inclusion overtly ulterior, a tempter, a sweetener for doing the species' heavy lifting, like the lollipops I once got at the dentist. #Quote by Lionel Shriver
Obscenity quotes by Norman Mailer
#99. We call it hypocrisy, but it is schizophrenia, a modest ranch-house life with Draconian military adventures; a land of equal opportunity where a white culture sits upon a Black; a horizontal community of Christian love and a vertical hierarchy of churches
the cross was well-designed! a land of family, a land of illicit heat; a politics of principle, a politics of property; nation of mental hygiene with movies and TV reminiscent of a mental pigpen; patriots with a detestation of obscenity who pollute their rivers; citizens with a detestation of government control who cannot bear any situation not controlled. The list must be endless, the comic profits are finally small
the society was able to stagger on like a 400-lb. policeman walking uphill because living in such an unappreciated and obese state it did not at least have to explode in schizophrenia
life went on. Boys could go patiently to church at home and wait their turn to burn villages in Vietnam. #Quote by Norman Mailer
Obscenity quotes by Thomas Ligotti
#100. A: There is no grand scheme of things.
B: If there were a grand scheme of things, the fact – the fact – that we are not equipped to perceive it, either by natural or supernatural means, is a nightmarish obscenity.
C: The very notion of a grand scheme of things is a nightmarish obscenity. #Quote by Thomas Ligotti
Obscenity quotes by Jojo Moyes
#101. I was so furious, you see, that all around me were things that could move and bend and grow and reproduce and my son - my vital, charismatic, beautiful boy - was just this thing. Immobile, wilted, bloodied, suffering. Their beauty seemed like an obscenity. I screamed and I screamed and I swore - words I didn't know I knew - until Steven came out and stood, his hand resting on my shoulder, waiting until he could be sure that I would be silent again. He didn't understnad, you see. He hadn't worked it out yet. That Will would try again. That our lives would be spent in a state of constant vigilance, waiting for the next time, waiting to see what horror he could inflict upon himself. We would have to see the world through his eyes - the potential poisons, the sharp objects, the inventiveness with which he could finish the job that damned motorcyclist had started. Our lives had to shrink to fit around the potential for that one act. And he had the advantage - he had nothing else to think about, you see ? Two weeks later, I told Will, "Yes". Of course I did. What else could I have done ? #Quote by Jojo Moyes
Obscenity quotes by Justice Potter Stewart
#102. I know it when I see it
Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964), concurring op. #Quote by Justice Potter Stewart
Obscenity quotes by Jean Lorrain
#103. 8 April 1891
The obscenity of nostrils and mouths; the ignominious cupidity of smiles and women encountered in the street; the shifty baseness on every side, as of hyenas and wild beasts ready to bite: tradesmen in their shops and strollers on their pavements. How long must I suffer this? I have suffered it before, as a child, when, descending by chance to the servant's quarters, I overheard in astonishment their vile gossip, tearing up my own kind with their lovely teeth.

This hostility to the entire race, this muted detestation of lynxes in human form, I must have rediscovered it later while at school. I had a repugnance and horror for all base instincts, but am I not myself instinctively violent and lewd, murderous and sensual? Am I any different, in essence, from the members of the riotous and murderous mob of a hundred years ago, who hurled the town sergeants into the Seine and cried, 'String up the aristos!' just as they shout 'Down with the army!' or 'Death to the Jews! #Quote by Jean Lorrain
Obscenity quotes by Thornton Wilder
#104. Second only to the master of us all, Clodia has become the most discussed person in Rome. Versus of unbounded obscenity are scribbled about her over the walls and pavements of all the baths and urinals in Rome. #Quote by Thornton Wilder
Obscenity quotes by Jean Harris
#105. The prison guards are capable of committing daily atrocities and obscenities, smiling the smile of the angels all the while. #Quote by Jean Harris
Obscenity quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#106. In families there are frequently matters of which no one speaks, nor even alludes. There are no words for these matters. As the binding skeleton beneath the flesh is never acknowledged by us and, when at last it defines itself, is after all an obscenity. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Obscenity quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#107. It's all a complete farce you understand? We're born into a losing struggle ... I've investigated the road up ahead. No one comes out of this a winner. In the meantime I think one must show some contempt and some defiance and the best means of doing that that I know are irony and obscenity. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Obscenity quotes by Ayn Rand
#108. I want you, Hank. I'm much more of an animal than you think. I wanted you from the first moment I saw you - and the only thing I'm ashamed of is that I did not know it. I did not know why, for two years, the brightest moments I found were the ones in your office, where I could lift my head to look up at you. I did not know the nature of what I felt in your presence, nor the reason. I know it now. That is all I want, Hank. I want you in my bed - and you are free of me for all the rest of your time. There's nothing you'll have to pretend - don't think of me, don't feel; don't care - I do not want your mind, your will, your being or your soul, so long as it's to me you will come for that lowest one of your desires. I am an animal who wants nothing but the sensation of pleasure which you despise - but I want it from you. You'd give up amy height of virtue for it , while I - I haven't any to give up. There's none I seek or wish to reach. I am so low that I would exchange the greatest sight of beauty in the world for the sight of your figure in the cab of a railroad engine. Amd seeing it, I would not be able to see it indifferently. You don't have to fear that you're now dependent on me. It's I who will depend on any whim of yours. You'll have me anytime you wish, anywhere, on any terms. Did you call it the obscenity of my talent? It's such that it gives you a safer hold on me than on any other property you own. You may dispose of me as you please - I'm not afraid to admit it - I h #Quote by Ayn Rand
Obscenity quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#109. Here is the piece. If you can't say fornicate can you say copulate or if not that can you say co-habit? If not that would have to say consummate I suppose. Use your own good taste and judgment. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Obscenity quotes by John Donne
#110. That which attempts to elevate the ugly to the level of beauty becomes neither; but an obscenity. #Quote by John Donne
Obscenity quotes by Ayn Rand
#111. What I feel for you is contempt. But it's nothing, compared to the contempt I feel for myself. I don't love you. I've never loved anyone. I wanted you from the first moment I saw you. I wanted you as one wants a whore - for the same reason and purpose. I spent two years damning myself, because I thought you were above a desire of this kind. You're not. You're as vile an animal as I am. I should loathe my discovering it. I don't. Yesterday, I would have killed anyone who'd tell me that you were capable of doing what I've had you do. Today, I would give my life not to let it be otherwise. Not to have you be anything but the bitch you are. All the greatness that I saw in you - I would not take it in exchange for the obscenity of your talent at an animal's sensation of pleasure. We were two great beings, you and I, proud of our strength, weren't we? Well this is all that's left of us - and I want no self-deception about it. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Obscenity quotes by Sheldon Harnick
#112. I'd heard that Lenny Bruce used a lot of profanity and obscenities in his act, and I was curious. #Quote by Sheldon Harnick
Obscenity quotes by Werner Herzog
#113. Taking a close look at - at what's around us there - there is some sort of a harmony. It is the harmony of... overwhelming and collective murder. And we in comparison to the articulate vileness and baseness and obscenity of all this jungle - Uh, we in comparison to that enormous articulation - we only sound and look like badly pronounced and half-finished sentences out of a stupid suburban... novel... a cheap novel. We have to become humble in front of this overwhelming misery and overwhelming fornication... overwhelming growth and overwhelming lack of order. Even the - the stars up here in the - in the sky look like a mess. There is no harmony in the universe. We have to get acquainted to this idea that there is no real harmony as we have conceived it. But when I say this, I say this all full of admiration for the jungle. It is not that I hate it, I love it. I love it very much. But I love it against my better judgment. #Quote by Werner Herzog
Obscenity quotes by Rosamunde Pilcher
#114. Man's inhumanity to man, unleashed, was an obscenity, and that obscenity was each person's own private responsibility. #Quote by Rosamunde Pilcher

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