No, I am not imagining a book-burning, warmongering, anti-intellectual fascist regime – in my plan, there is no place for re ghters who light up the Homers and Lady Murasakis and Cao Xueqins stashed under your bed – because, for starters, I’m not banning literature per se. I’m banning the reading of literature. Purchasing and collecting books and other forms of literature remains perfectly legitimate as long as you don’t peruse the literature at hand.
Most of Albania considers this Government to be legitimate.
Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
What makes bebop legitimate is the fact that when it was done, it was illegitimate.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
The value of kitsch exists in its novelty and in its connotations to more legitimate counterparts.
We don't need legitimacy. We exist. Therefore we are legitimate.
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.