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Women should be obscene and not heard.
View quotes by Groucho Marx

It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great.
View quotes by Havelock Ellis

Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad; hence the impression of obscene mockery which artificial flowers give us.
View quotes by John Updike

Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene - in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses.
View quotes by Susan Sontag

Whilst I am not advocating the censorship and prohibition of such literature for adults, there must be safeguards in place to protect minors from this obscene material [on wanting to move 'lads mags' to the top shelf]
View quotes by Claire Curtis-Thomas

At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves.
View quotes by Jean Baudrillard

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.
View quotes by Susan Sontag

This is the most obscene remark made by a senior politician in recent years and signals a shift to the right of terrifying proportions. If the death penalty had been in place for the last 30 years, dozens of people, who were later proved innocent, would have been killed. [In response to a Tory MP speaking in favour of the death penalty]

View quotes by Mark Oaten



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