• Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art - or almost the only stuff.
    ~ D. H. Lawerence
  • I don't know how one actually would define obscenity. I'm sure the definition is different according to the age one is living in.
    ~ Jane Alexander
  • It's true that obscenity is a matter of taste and in the eye of the beholder.
    ~ Christopher Hitchens
  • Obscenity comes from grime.
    ~ Christopher Hitchens
  • Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity - these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them.
    ~ Mark Twain, The Lowest Animal
  • Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.
    ~ Herbert Marcuse
  • Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
    ~ Bertrand Russell