Alan Moore Quotes

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  • Material existence is entirely founded on a phantom realm of mind, whose nature and geography are unexplored.

    "What Is Reality?". Proposed text for "Holy Smoke" by Alan Moore, 1999.
  • Once a man has seen society's black underbelly, he can never turn his back on it. Never pretend, like you do, that it doesn't exist.

    "Fictional character: Rorschach". Watchmen, 2009.
  • Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea... and ideas are bulletproof.

  • This city is dying of rabies. Is the best I can do to wipe random flecks of foam from its lips?

    "Watchmen". Comic book series by Alan Moore, 1986 - 1987.
  • I'm remote from most technology to the point that I'm kind of Amish.

  • Truth is a well-known pathological liar. It invariably turns out to be Fiction wearing a fancy frock. Self-proclaimed Fiction, on the other hand, is entirely honest. You can tell this, because it comes right out and says, "I'm a Liar," right there on the dust jacket.

    "Correspondence From Hell: Part 3". Cerebus, issue 219, 2003.
  • Everything you've ever read of mine is first-draft. This is one of the peculiarities of the comics field. By the time you're working on chapter three of your masterwork, chapter one is already in print. You can't go back and suddenly decide to make this character a woman, or have this one fall out of a window.

    Interview with Tasha Robinson, October 24, 2001.
  • Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Pagliacci.

  • As I come to understand Vietnam and what it implies about the human condition, I also realize that few humans will permit themselves such an understanding.

    "The Transhuman Antihero: Paradoxical Protagonists of Speculative Fiction from Mary Shelley to Richard Morgan". Book by Michael Grantham, 2015.
  • Who imprisoned me here? Who keeps me here? Who can release me? Who's controlling and constraining my life

  • Noise is relative to the silence preceeding it. The more absolute the hush, the more shocking the thunderclap. Our masters have not heard the peoples voice for generations, Evey and it is much, much louder than they care to remember.

  • On the one occasion where I did try writing a screenplay, I found the rewriting just unendurable.

    Interview with Tasha Robinson, October 24, 2001.
  • To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.

    "Alan Moore: The reluctant hero", March 15, 2004.
  • I don't like to go to conventions, and I don't like to relate to people on a level of hero worship, because there's no real communication going on there.

    Interview with Peter Bebergal, June 1, 2013.
  • My main point about films is that I don't like the adaptation process, and I particularly don't like the modern way of comic book-film adaptations, where, essentially, the central characters are just franchises that can be worked endlessly to no apparent point.

    "Alan Moore: 'Why shouldn't you have a bit of fun while dealing with the deepest issues of the mind?'". Interview with Stuart Kelly, November 22, 2013.
  • A lot of the critique of our growing mechanization was actually at its strongest, and arguably at its most perceptive, during the late '60s.

    "Alan Moore Takes League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to the ’60s". Interview with Scott Thill, July 21, 2011.
  • All we ever see of stars are their old photographs.

    "Watchmen". Comic book series by Alan Moore, 1986 - 1987.
  • The central question is, is this guy right? Or is he mad? What do you, the reader, think about this? Which struck me as a properly anarchist solution. I didn't want to tell people what to think, I just wanted to tell people to think and consider some of these admittedly extreme little elements, which nevertheless do recur fairly regularly throughout human history.

    "A FOR ALAN, Pt. 1: The Alan Moore interview". GIANT Magazine Interview, November 1, 2005.
  • While a truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power.

  • I should just keep me mouth shut, I just upset people.

  • Who makes the world? Perhaps the world is not made. Perhaps nothing is made. Perhaps it simply is, has been, will always be there…a clock without a craftsman.

  • I did it thirty-five minutes ago.

    "Watchmen". Comic book miniseries by Alan Moore, 1986–1987.
  • Anarchy wears two faces, both Creator and Destroyer. Thus Destroyers topple empires; make a canvas of clean rubble where creators can then build a better world. Rubble, once achieved makes further ruins' means irrelevant. Away with our explosives, then! Away with our Destroyers! They have no place within our better world. But let us raise a toast to all our bombers, all our bastards, most unlovely and most unforgivable, let's drink their health, then meet with them no more.

    "V for Vendetta". Book by Alan Moore, September 1988 – May 1989.
  • The entire universe - for one thing - only exists in your perceptions. That's all you're gonna see of it. To all practical intents and purposes this is purely some kind of lightshow that's being put on in the kind of neurons in our brain. The whole of reality.

  • I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously that's sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless.

  • If I have to have a past, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.

    "Batman: The Killing Joke". Comic book by Alan Moore, 1988.
  • It wasn't so much all the sex that robbed me of my moral bearings, but all the narcotics. I must say, there's something about opium that goes very well with lesbianism.

    Alan Moore, Melinda Gebbie (2006). “Lost girls”
  • I was kind of a selfish child, who always wanted things his way, and I've kind of taken that over into my relationship with the world.

    "Biography/Personal Quotes".
  • So when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there's always madness. Madness is the emergency exit.

    "Batman: The Killing Joke". Book by Alan Moore, 1988.
  • The world's a stage, & everything else is Vaudeville.

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