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Romantic poetry had its heyday when people like Lord Byron were kicking it large. But you try and make a living as a poet today, and you’ll find it’s very different!
Alan Moore

I’ve got nothing against America, but I went over there a couple of times and didn’t really like it. I mean, not that I like England that much, but it’s somewhere to live.
Alan Moore

I try to do things in comics that cannot be repeated by television, by movies, by interactive entertainment.
Alan Moore

It may be true that the only reason the comic book industry now exists is for this purpose, to create characters for movies, board games and other types of merchandise.
Alan Moore

Television and movies have short-circuited reality. I don’t think a lot of people are entirely clear on what is real and what is on the screen.
Alan Moore

War never accomplishes anything. It’s never going to look good in the history books. People are never going to look back and think, ‘He started a lot of wars; what a great leader he was!’ That’s not the way it works. God knows how many more of these things we’re going to need before it starts to sink in.
Alan Moore

If you look at that incredible burst of fantastic characters that emerged in the late 19th century/early 20th century, you can see so many of the fears and hopes of those times embedded in those characters. Even in throwaway bits of contemporary culture you can often find some penetrating insights into the real world around us.
Alan Moore

It’s not my job to tell people what to think. If I can actually in some way help the readers’ own creative thinking, then that’s got to be to everybody’s benefit.
Alan Moore

When I’m putting a story together, I generally know the ending and a couple of the points halfway through, and I’ve got sort of an idea about the beginning, and although I do write the story one sentence at a time, when I’m thinking it up, I’m thinking it up all at once.
Alan Moore

A lot of people have found the idea of living your life over and over again absolutely terrifying; there’s some people that find it very comforting. There are others that are appalled by it.
Alan Moore

I find that if I’m watching somebody upon television or in a movie that is on a window ledge or in some high precarious position my hand starts sweating and I get that crawling feeling in the soles of my feet.
Alan Moore

I love the smell of paper in the morning; it smells like victory.
Alan Moore

There has been a rather unpleasant sensibility apparent in Frank Miller’s work for quite a long time.
Alan Moore

I suppose all fictional characters, especially in adventure or heroic fiction, at the end of the day are our dreams about ourselves. And sometimes they can be really revealing.
Alan Moore

London has been used as the emblematic English city, but it’s far from representative of what life in England is actually about.
Alan Moore

I think that in an increasingly virtual world, lovingly produced artefacts are at a premium.
Alan Moore

In many ways, my entire graphic novel career was a long diversion. Originally, all I wanted to do was to be an underground cartoonist and maybe bring out a groovy underground mag.
Alan Moore

When I started writing comics, ‘comics writer’ was the most obscure job in the world! If I wanted to be a celebrity, I would have become a moody English screen actor.
Alan Moore

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.
Alan Moore

I suppose when I was writing ‘V for Vendetta’ I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: ‘Wouldn’t it be great if these ideas actually made an impact?’ So when you start to see that idle fantasy intrude on the regular world… It’s peculiar.
Alan Moore

I think that the Occupy movement is, in one sense, the public saying that they should be the ones to decide who’s too big to fail.
Alan Moore

When alchemists were talking about turning lead to gold, they were talking about turning a leaden consciousness, which most of us exist in during our lives, into a golden consciousness, which is a much better place to be.
Alan Moore

I’ve never studied anything formally. I was excluded from school at the age of 17, so I am an autodidact, which is a word that I have taught myself.
Alan Moore

Art makes us feel less alone. It makes us think: somebody else has thought this, somebody else has had these feelings.
Alan Moore

One of the reasons why I don’t leave Northampton is that the people don’t treat me like a celebrity. I’ve been here for years; I’m just that bloke with long hair.
Alan Moore

People have asked me why I made the first chapter of my first novel so long, and in an invented English. The only answer I can come up with that satisfies me is, ‘To keep out the scum.’
Alan Moore

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