"Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Jacques Ellul on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Jacques Ellul on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Jacques Ellul on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Jacques Ellul on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Jacques Ellul on John F. Kennedy
"The Holy Spirit alone can do this, the Holy Spirit alone can establish this link with one's neighbor."
"All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis."