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The terrible predicament of a ...

The terrible predicament of a beautiful girl is that only an experienced womanizer, someone cynical and without scruple, feels up to the challenge. More often than not, she will lose her virginity to some filthy lowlife in what proves to be the first step in an irrevocable decline.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

I hadn't seen any novel make t...

I hadn't seen any novel make the statement that entering the workforce was like entering the grave. That from then on, nothing happens and you have to pretend to be interested in your work. And, furthermore, that some people have a sex life and others don't just because some are more attractive than others. I wanted to acknowledge that if people don't have a sex life, it's not for some moral reason, it's just because they're ugly. Once you've said it,
it sounds obvious, but I wanted to say it.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

Father died last year. I don't...

Father died last year. I don't subscribe to the theory by which we only become truly adult when our parents die; we never become truly adult.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

There is no point in asking me...

There is no point in asking me general questions because I am always changing my mind.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

In reality, the monotheist tex...

In reality, the monotheist texts preach neither peace, love nor tolerance. They are texts of hate.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

To increase desires to an unbe...

To increase desires to an unbearable level whilst making the fulfillment of them more and more inaccessible: this was the single principle upon which Western society was based.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

Of course, we can distinguish ...

Of course, we can distinguish between males and females; we can also, if we choose, distinguish between different age categories; but any more advanced distinction comes close to pedantry, probably a result of boredom. A creature that is bored elaborates distinctions and hierarchies. According to Hutchinson and Rawlins, the development of systems of hierarchical dominance within animal societies does not correspond to any practical necessity, nor to any selective advantage; it simply constitutes a means of combating th

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

The triumph of vegetation is t...

The triumph of vegetation is total.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

It's a curious idea to reprodu...

It's a curious idea to reproduce when you don't even like life.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

It is interesting to note that...

It is interesting to note that the 'sexual revolution' was sometimes portrayed as a communal utopia, whereas in fact it was simply another stage in the historical rise of individualism. As the lovely word 'household' suggests, the couple and the family would be the last bastion of primitive communism in liberal society. The sexual revolution was to destroy these intermediary communities, the last to separate the individual from the market. The destruction continues to this day.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

Just like unrestrained economi...

Just like unrestrained economic liberalism, and for similar reasons, sexual liberalism produces phenomena of absolute pauperization. Some men make love every day; others five or six times in their life, or never. Some make love with dozens of women, others with none. It's what's known as Ђ?the law of the market' In a totally liberal sexual system certain people have a varied and exciting erotic life; others are reduced to masturbation and solitude.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

Tenderness is a deeper instinc...

Tenderness is a deeper instinct than seduction, which is why it is so hard to give up hope.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

A source of permanent, accessi...

A source of permanent, accessible pleasure, our genitals exist. The god who created our misfortune, who made us short-lived, vain and cruel, has also provided this form of meagre compensation. If we couldn't have sex from time to time, what would life be? A futile struggle against joints that stiffen, caries that form. All of which, moreover, is as uninteresting as humanly possible - the collagen which makes muscles stiffen, the appearance of microbic cavities in the gums.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

In order to pass the time I to...

In order to pass the time I told him the story of the German who ate the other German whom he'd met on the internet.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

I think she is going to find y...

I think she is going to find you too old... Yes that was it, the moment she said it I knew it was true, and the revelation caused me no surprise, it was like the echo of a dull, not unexpected shock. The age difference was the last taboo, the final limit, all the stronger for the fact that it remained the last and had replaced all the others. In the modern world you could be a swinger, bi, trans, zoo into S&M, but it was forbidden to be old.

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it's true this world our breat...

it's true this world our breathing laboured inspires nothing more than obvious disgust a desire to flee without our share and no longer read the headlines we long to return to our ancestral home where our forebears once lived under an angel's wing we long to find that strange morality which sanctified life to the end we crave something like loyalty like the embrace of mild addictions something that transcends yet contains life we cannot live far from eternity

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

Those who love life do not rea...

Those who love life do not read. Nor do they go to the movies, actually. No matter what might be said, access to the artistic universe is more or less entirely the preserve of those who are a little fed up with the world.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

People are suspicious of singl...

People are suspicious of single men on vacation, after they get to a certain age: they assume that they're selfish, and probably a bit pervy. I can't say they're wrong.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

This progressive effacement of...

This progressive effacement of human relationships is not without certain problems for the novel. How, in point of fact, would one handle the narration of those unbridled passions, stretching over many years, and at times making their effect felt on several generations? We're a long way from Wuthering Heights, to say the least. The novel form is not conceived for depicting indifference or nothingness; a flatter, more terse, and dreary discourse would need to be invented.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

Rumor had it that he was homos...

Rumor had it that he was homosexual; in reality, in recent years, he was simply a garden-variety alcoholic.

Michel Houellebecq 47 quotes

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