Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?— Basil Bunting
Killer Age Of Consent quotations
I hate to tell you how old I am, but I reached the age of consent 75,000 consents ago.
I mean, Eighteen years old is the age of consent in Europe and you can go anywhere and do anything you like. In America, it is dumb. At eighteen you should be able to do anything that you like, except get married.
The poverty line is like the age of consent: if you find yourself parsing exactly where it is, you’ve probably already done something very, very wrong.
I think lowering the age of consent to thirteen in New Jersey was a great idea.
It might give boys a better chance to get girls before magazines. That's when they get hooked, in junior high.
By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved.
Maybe this is my morality coming in again but it was important to me that the actor [ in Notes On A Scandal] was above the age of consent. Although really, what's the difference between 15 and 16? It's the law, yeah, but he's very mature.
I'm against suppression of pornography.
If you suppress guns - yes; if you want to suppress poverty - yes. These are the obscenities, the real brutalization of people. I am almost more outraged by ads for blue jeans or cars that sort of blatantly depict women not only as sex objects, but women that look younger than the age of consent, looking like they've just been raped or asking to be raped-utterly passive sex objects.
We live in an age rather skeptical of truth, of its existence.
" There is a "tendency to believe that nothing is definitive, and think that the truth is given by consent or by what we want. The question arises: does "the" truth really exist? What is "the" truth? Can we know it? Can we find it?
You're 60 But honestly it doesn't show Mind you, you reached the age of consent About 50,000 consents ago!
Machines are admirable and tyrannize only with the user's consent.
Where, then, is the enemy? Not where the machine gives relief from drudgery but where human judgment abdicates. The smoothest machine-made product of the age is the organization man, for even the best organizing principle tends to corrupt, and the mechanical principle corrupts absolutely.