I've known a lot of people go mad over the years, and it is more distressing than people dying. People dying is quite natural, people going mad is the complete antithesis of that.
Life isn't divided into genres. It's a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.
There is an inverse relationship between imagination and money.
Hollywood, television and film is not my prime area of interest. Because I would never have any control, working in those areas. It's nice to get the money from a Hollywood project, but whatever they do with it, it would be their piece of work, and not mine.
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.
Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper would have called a 'World Three' structure, in that it's got immense power as an idea, but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say: 'this is Marxism'.
The more I look at most of the art movements, it's all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians.
I don't distinguish between magic and art. When I got into magic, I realised I had been doing it all along, ever since I wrote my first pathetic story or poem when I was twelve or whatever. This has all been my magic, my way of dealing with it.
Material existence is entirely founded on a phantom realm of mind, whose nature and geography are unexplored.
In the end? Nothing ends, Adrian. Nothing ever ends.
All our scientific observations of the universe and quanta can only, in the end, be observations of ourselves.
Sexually progressive cultures gave us mathematics, literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust. Not that I'm trying to load my argument, of course.
I've demonstrated there's no difference between me and everyone else! All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That's how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.
I despise the comic industry, but I will always love the comic medium.
Happiness is the most insidious prison of all.