Quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
- Bad humor is an evasion of reality good humor is an acceptance of it.
- Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
- History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.
- I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
- My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
- One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.
- One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
- Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century.
- Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.
- The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
- There is no such thing as darkness only a failure to see.
- Travel, of course, narrows the mind.