A car crash harnesses elements of eroticism, aggression, desire, speed, drama, kinaesthetic factors, the stylizing of motion, consumer goods, status—all these in one event. I myself see the car crash as a tremendous sexual event really: a liberation of human and machine libido.

J.G. Ballard

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Ballard, J. G. "The Penthouse Interview: J. G. Ballard: Sci-Fi Seer." Interview by Lynn Barber. Penthouse, May 1970, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 26-30.