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Women are not stupid, but they were not clever enough to realise that feminism did not bring freedom, but the opposite. That's why I'm glad feminism is dead.

Michel Houellebecq in Women, Stupid, Clever

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Women are not stupid, but they were not clever enough to realise that feminism did not bring freedom, but the opposite. That's why I'm glad feminism is dead.

Michel Houellebecq

The most stupid religion is Islam.

Michel Houellebecq

I tend to think that good and evil exist and that the quantity in each of us is unchangeable. The moral character of people is set, fixed until death.

Michel Houellebecq

The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.

Michel Houellebecq

You can't be a crazy rebel in the face of death, it's not a fitting attitude.

Michel Houellebecq

I am persuaded that feminism is not at the root of political correctness. The actual source is much nastier and dares not speak its name, which is simply hatred for old people. The question of domination between men and women is relatively secondary—impor

Michel Houellebecq

For myself, I wouldn't have lifted a finger to own a Rolex, a pair of Nikes or a BMW Z3; in fact, I had never succeeded in identifying the slightest difference between designer goods and non-designer goods. In the eyes of the world, I was clearly wrong. I

Michel Houellebecq

Much, maybe too much, has been written about literature. (I know better than anyone; I’m an expert in the field). Yet the special thing about literature, the major art form of a Western civilization now ending before our very eyes, is not hard to define.

Michel Houellebecq

In societies like ours sex truly represents a second system of differentiation, completely independent of money; and as a system of differentiation it functions mercilessly. The effects of these two systems are, furthermore, strictly equivalent. Just like

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If you control the children, you control the future.

Michel Houellebecq

The map is more interesting than the territory.

Michel Houellebecq

Maybe I should have gone into politics. If you were a political activist, election season brought moments of intensity, whichever side you were on, and meanwhile here I was inarguably withering away,

Michel Houellebecq

The absence of the will to live is, alas, not sufficient to make one want to die.

Michel Houellebecq