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Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by Smarty Koios, Sep 22, 2014.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
"I'm gonna play a medley of my hit."
--Townes Van Zandt
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” - Voltaire.
"I will not suffer tonight sober just because you hid your sausage in the wrong royal pantry." - The Witcher
I don’t do drugs, I am drugs. - Salvador Dali
"The whole aim of practical politics is is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - H.L Mencken.
"The first six words I'll teach my pup are 'dig a hole' and 'fill it up'."
--Michael K. Frith, I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words
President Johnson during the War on Poverty, on why so many poor whites vote for policies against their own interests:
“If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”
--Lyndon B Johnson
On Spike Milligan's gravestone - "I told you I was ill"
"The mentally disturbed do not employ the Principle of Scientific Parsimony: the most simple theory to explain a given set of facts. They shoot for the baroque."
--Philip K. Dick, VALIS
We're going to rip out their living Goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks
“Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” - Albert Einstein.
"Are we so much better than chickens all of a sudden? When did this happen, that we passed chickens in goodness? Name six ways we're better than chickens. See, nobody can do it. You know why? 'Cause chickens are decent people."
-- George Carlin
"When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live."- Sarah Kendzior.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." - Sir Winston Churchill.
Who also said “democracy isn’t a great political system, but it’s the best we’ve currently got.” (Paraphrased but referenced accurately elsewhere in this thread.)
There could be a thread on Churchill quotes alone.
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”- Upton Sinclair
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt the Younger.
"If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, that's not progress. If you pull it all the way out, that's not progress. The progress comes from healing the wound that the blow made. But they haven't begun to pull the knife out... they won't even admit it's there"- Malcolm X