Adam Curtis: An Appraisal

‘A documentary filmmaker with nearly forty years of experience and four BAFTAs to his name, he has divided the many camps that have viewed his idiosyncratic work, especially through his long-time collaboration with the BBC.’


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Corner of Quotes

“This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.”

– Horace Walpole

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

– Aristotle

“We wanted the best, but it turned out like always.”

– Viktor Chernomyrdin

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be.”

– James A. Baldwin

“We cannot have it both ways: if we are free, we are responsible: if we are not responsible, we are not free.”

– Fulton J. Sheen

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

– Benjamin Franklin

“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“In the long run, the greatest weapon of mass destruction is stupidity.”

– Thomas Sowell

“There is no pleasure in having nothing to do, the fun is having lots to do and not doing it”

– Andrew Jackson

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