“The truth is, your politics are boring to them because they really are irrelevant. They know that your antiquated styles of protest—your marches, hand held signs, and gatherings—are now powerless to effect real change because they have become such a predictable part of the status quo. They know that your post-Marxist jargon is off-putting because it really is a language of mere academic dispute, not a weapon capable of undermining systems of control. They know that your infighting, your splinter groups and endless quarrels over ephemeral theories can never effect any real change in the world they experience from day to day. They know that no matter who is in office, what laws are on the books, what “ism”s the intellectuals march under, the content of their lives will remain the same. They—we—know that our boredom is proof that these “politics” are not the key to any real transformation of life. For our lives are boring enough already!” (Your Politics Are Boring As Fuck)
“For we ourselves, happiness in our own lives and the lives of our fellows, must be our cause!”
“I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate.” (The Stranger)
“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart.”
“It occurred to me that all I had to do was turn around and that would be the end of it.” (The Stranger)
“Here lives a free man. No one serves him.”
“He liked guns and disliked cats, indulging his preferences economically by using the former to shoot the latter in the college grounds at night.”
“You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.”
“You can’t fight City Hall, but you can goddamn sure blow it up.”
“These people were given everything. Everything was handed to them. And they took it all: sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and they stayed loaded for 20 years and had a free ride. But now they’re staring down the barrel of middle-age burnout, and they don’t like it.
So they’ve turned self-righteous. They want to make things harder on younger people. They tell ’em, abstain from sex, say no to drugs; as for the rock and roll, they sold that for television commercials a long time ago…so they could buy pasta machines and stairmasters and soybean futures!
They’re cold, bloodless people. It’s in their slogans, it’s in their rhetoric: “No pain, no gain.” “Just do it.” “Life is short, play hard.” “Shit happens, Deal with it.” “Get a life.” These people went from ‘do your own thing’ to ‘just say No’. They went from ‘love is all you need’ to ‘whoever winds up with the most toys wins’. And they went from cocaine to Rogaine.
And you know something, they’re still counting grams, only now it’s fat grams. And the worst of it is, the rest of us have to watch these commercials on TV for Levi’s loose-fitting jeans and fat-ass Docker pants, because these degenerate yuppie Boomer cocksuckers couldn’t keep their hands off the croissants and the Haagen-Dazs, and their big fat asses have spread all over and they have to wear fat-ass Docker pants. Fuck these Boomers, fuck these yuppies…and fuck everybody, now that I think of it.””
“There’s an old saying about the definition of a liberal, as opposed to a radical: a liberal is someone who thinks the system is broken and needs to be fixed, whereas a radical understands it’s working the way it’s supposed to.”
“At the bottom of a good deal of bravery… lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public opinion.”
“The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.”
“Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.”
“If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.”
“Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that.”
“In virtute sunt multi ascensus.”
“I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude.”
“I think I might have killed the world.
But anyway, I think I’m better off alone.” (“Today I Woke Up to a Rain of Blood”)
“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”
William R Craft
“Illinois: Pronounced “Shi-Cah-Go””
“Those whose consciences can be bought are everyone’s potential enemies, not allies.”
Lisa Cuddy (House)
“Unhappy people do reckless things.”