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All Quotes by author - Alan Moore
" As far as I can see, it's not important that we have free will, just as long as we have the illusion of free will to stop us going mad. "
" Don't leave home without your sword - your intellect. "
" Every film is a remake of a previous film, or a remake of a television series that everyone loved in the 1960s, or a remake of a television series that everyone hated in the 1960s. Or it's a theme park ride; it will soon come to breakfast cereal mascots. "
" Famously, there's not really anywhere to go after nihilism. It's not progressing toward anything, it's a statement of outrage, however brilliant. "
" For me, there is very little difference between magic and art. To me, the ultimate act of magic is to create something from nothing: It's like when the stage magician pulls the rabbit from the hat. "
" I don't think you can separate a place from its history. I think a place is much more than the bricks and mortar that go into its construction. I think it's more than the accidental topography of the ground it stands on. "
" If the audience knew what they wanted then they wouldn't be the audience, they would be the artist. "
" If you give me a typewriter and I'm having a good day, I can write a scene that will astonish its readers. That will perhaps make them laugh, perhaps make them cry - that will have some emotional clout to it. It doesn't cost much to do that. "
" If you're functional, it doesn't matter if you're mad. "
" In comics the reader is in complete control of the experience. They can read it at their own pace, and if there's a piece of dialogue that seems to echo something a few pages back, they can flip back and check it out, whereas the audience for a film is being dragged through the experience at the speed of 24 frames per second. "
" In the human mind, the number of possible connections that can be made between neurons greatly exceeds the number of atoms in the universe. "
" In the sixties, for anybody to suggest that the government didn't have our best interests at heart and policemen sometimes killed people would have automatically made them a radical firebrand lefty. That's not the case anymore. "
" I think that we need mythology. We need a bedrock of story and legend in order to live our lives coherently. "
" It may be true that the only reason the comic book industry now exists is for this purpose, to create characters for movies, board games and other types of merchandise. "
" I've developed a theory that there's an inverse relationship between money and imagination. That if you've got lots of imagination then you don't really need much money, and if you've got lots of money then you won't bother with much imagination. "
" I've never studied anything formally. I was excluded from school at the age of 17, so I am an autodidact, which is a word that I have taught myself. "
" Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do. "
" Right from the outset, the prevailing mindset in British comics fandom was a radical and progressive one. We were all proto-hippies, and we all thought that comics would be greatly improved if everything was a bit psychedelic like Jim Steranko. "
" Technology is always a two-edged sword. It will bring in many benefits, but also many disasters. "
" The one thing with writing stories about the rise of fascism is that if you wait long enough, you'll almost certainly be proved right. Fascism is like a hydra - you can cut off its head in the Germany of the '30s and '40s, but it'll still turn up on your back doorstep in a slightly altered guise. "
" There are two worlds we live in: a material world, bound by the laws of physics, and the world inside our mind, which is just as important. "
" The roots of the word 'anarchy' are 'an archos,' 'no leaders,' which is not really about the kind of chaos that most people imagine when the word 'anarchy' is mentioned. I think that anarchy is, to the contrary, about taking personal responsibility for yourself. "
" To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films. "
" When alchemists were talking about turning lead to gold, they were talking about turning a leaden consciousness, which most of us exist in during our lives, into a golden consciousness, which is a much better place to be. "
" While the revolution will be certainly televised, it strikes me that there is a strong possibility that the revolution will also be crowd-funded. "
" Writing is a very focused form of meditation. Just as good as sitting in a lotus position. "
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