Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quote of the Week: JG Ballard

“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” -- J.G. Ballard from his 2008 autobiography Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton: An Autobiography.
Ballard -- author Crash and Super-Cannes, among many others -- died early this morning at age 78. He’d been ill for a long time. I wrote about it for January Magazine here.

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