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C. P. Snow
(1905-1980) born on
Oct 15
English novelist, scientist, government official. His series of 11 novels, "Strangers and Brothers," depicts stresses of contemporary British life.
         
   
F
I believe the world is increasingly in danger of becoming split into groups which cannot communicate with each other, which no longer think of each other as members of the same species.

R
Civilization is hideously fragile [and] there's not much between us and the horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish.
A
Technology . . . is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
N
It is only by the rational use of technology; to control and guide what technology is doing; that we can keep any hopes of a social life more desirable than our own: or in fact of a social life which is not appalling to imagine.
K
Advertising "degrades the people it appeals to; it deprives them of their will to choose."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: "A Coat of Varnish," 1979.
A: In NY "Times," 15 Mar 1971.
N: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
K: From an internet collection of quotations by the Department of Advertising, the University of Texas at Austin.
   


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