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Al Goldstein

  • American publisher
  • Born January 10, 1936

Alvin "Al" Goldstein (January 10, 1936 – December 19, 2013) was an American pornographer who is known for normalizing hardcore pornography in the United States.He was described in his obituary in The New York Times as "a cartoonishly vituperative amalgam of Borscht Belt comic, free-range social critic and sex-obsessed loser who seemed to embody a moment in New York City's cultural history: the sleaze and decay of Times Square in the 1960s and ‘70s."


I'm a crusader. I really believe in the First Amendment, and I use it fully, and I pay a price for that.




I refuse to be silenced.




I am not a prisoner of my sexuality like men younger than myself although I write about being a prisoner.




The only way marriage can work is if a man respects the woman and she is a thinking woman and he wants to work on the marriage.




I keep attacking the villains, the know-nothings, the people who want to take our freedoms away.




Married sex is like being awake during your own autopsy. It is root canal work without anesthetic.




To date or not to date that is the question. It's almost as important as Shakespeare's to be or not to be which deals with death.




If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.




For me working on the marriage and not making the easy choice of cheating was something that I could not do.




In reality there is no cause or effect, there is only the indifference of the universe.




Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.




You need fighters like me to battle, because frankly The New York Times and the Washington Post are not going to fight the fights that I do.




The true success is the person who invented himself.




So, if anatomy is destiny then testosterone is doom.




Philosophy is an attempt by man to find cause and effect. Religion has the same goal.




Our stock in trade is raw, flailing sex.




There is a cliche that men want their women to be ladies in public and hookers behind closed doors. I want my woman to be the sharper image robot so that she can be turned off.




Our photographs are filthier and our stories are more disgusting. We make no effort to be artistic.




Even though marriage is doomed, if you turned it into a job you like and really work at it - it can be salvaged.




When every piece of furniture and your underwear are taken by the bank, when you lose your house in Florida, in New York, in Amsterdam and L.A., when your wife is dying and your son abandons you, you don't feel very good.




Married life is an existence with bars around it.




Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion.




Love is a deception and a trap. Love is as big a myth that God sits with his flowing white beard in a throne and looks at us.



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