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Money’s fine if it enables you to enjoy your life and to be useful to other people. But as something that is a means to an end, no, it’s useless.
Alan Moore

In the sixties, for anybody to suggest that the government didn’t have our best interests at heart and policemen sometimes killed people would have automatically made them a radical firebrand lefty. That’s not the case anymore.
Alan Moore

I think there’s always been a traditionally apocalyptic side to British science fiction, from H.G. Wells onwards. I mean, most of Wells’ stories are potentially apocalyptic in some sense or another.
Alan Moore

I’ve had years of bizarre hallucinogenic magical experiences in which I believed I had communicated with entities that may well have been disassociated parts of my own personality or conceivably some independent entity of a metaphysical nature. Both would seem equally interesting.
Alan Moore

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.
Alan Moore

The Conservative Party is a religion in that they are bound together by belief. Almost any organization has its religious aspects.
Alan Moore

All culture must have arisen from cult.
Alan Moore

If the audience knew what they wanted then they wouldn’t be the audience, they would be the artist.
Alan Moore

I really can’t be bothered going to a barber. And shaving every morning, that’s nightmarish. I spent my teenage years covered in tiny little bits of toilet paper.
Alan Moore

I enjoy putting my mind into different situations rather than my body.
Alan Moore

One of the advantages of travelling the world is that you get to know the world broadly. And one of the advantages of staying in one place is that you get to know the world deeply.
Alan Moore

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

I like Jacques Derrida; I think he’s funny. I like my philosophy with a few jokes and puns. I know that that offends other philosophers; they think he’s not taking things seriously, but he comes up with some marvellous puns. Why shouldn’t you have a bit of fun while dealing with the deepest issues of the mind?
Alan Moore

You’ve got to be able to pay your bills; otherwise, you’re not going to sleep at night. But beyond that, the world inside my head has always been a far richer place than the world outside it. I suppose that a lot of my art and writing are meant to bring the two together.
Alan Moore

Growing up in the Boroughs, I thought I must be the cleverest boy in the world, an illusion that I was able to maintain until I got to the grammar school.
Alan Moore

I’m remote from most technology to the point that I’m kind of Amish.
Alan Moore

Technology is always a two-edged sword. It will bring in many benefits, but also many disasters.
Alan Moore

Despite the constant clamor for attention from the modern world, I do believe we need to procure a psychological space for ourselves. I apparently know some people who try to achieve this by logging off or going without their Twitter or Facebook for a limited period.
Alan Moore

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

I could never be the kind of writer who went to the set of the movie and fussed and fretted about, ‘Oh, that dialogue’s wrong,’ or ‘That character doesn’t look like that.’ That would be insufferable.
Alan Moore

I didn’t really sign up to be a celebrity, I only signed up to be a writer.
Alan Moore

When I was working upon the ABC books, I wanted to show different ways that mainstream comics could viably have gone, that they didn’t have to follow ‘Watchmen’ and the other 1980s books down this relentlessly dark route. It was never my intention to start a trend for darkness. I’m not a particularly dark individual.
Alan Moore

I’m very distanced from the comics industry. I love the comics medium, but I have no time for the industry.
Alan Moore

I genuinely like the people I meet at signings or the bits of public talking that I do.
Alan Moore

My only problem with fans is when they turn pro. For example, when all the professional writers were fired by DC in the ’60s, they brought in a generation of comic book fans who would have paid to have written these stories.
Alan Moore

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