Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We haven’t any use for old things…(Wednesday Quotation)

~ From Brave New World: Discussion between Mustapha Mond (World Controller for Europe) and the Savage regarding the prohibition of Shakespeare

But why is it prohibited? Asked the Savage…
The Controller shrugged his shoulders. Because it’s old that’s the chief reason. We haven’t any use for old things here.
Even when they’re beautiful?
Particularly when they’re beautiful. Beauty’s attractive, and we don’t want people to be attracted by old things. We want them to like the new ones.

(it’s a quotation, not a quote – though in this case it’s really more of an excerpt than a quotation)

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