Category Archives: Quotes

John Pilger: Real journalists are agents of people

Money is God

Mark Twain on Elections

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

George Orwell: The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous…

Isaac Asimov: “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is”

Frederick Douglas: “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

Jim Morrison: The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are

Gandhi: You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees

Arthur Schopenhauer on the difference between talent and genius

“Weapons of war do not belong on our streets”

Network: “You have meddled with the primary forces of nature, Mr Beale!”

Gore Vidal: You can’t have a war on terrorism…

Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons

Maria Popova writes for Brain Pickings:

“Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their happiness.” ~ Albert Camus

“For the first time in history,” Bertrand Russell asserted in reflecting on the impact of the Industrial Revolution, “it is now possible … to create a world where everybody shall have a reasonable chance of happiness.” Indeed, we’ve pounced on that chance with overzealous want: Ours is a culture so consumed with the relentless pursuit of happinessits secrets and its science, that it layers over the already uncomfortable state of unhappiness a stigma of humiliation and shame. But unhappiness can have its own dignity and can tell us as much, if not more, about who we are than happiness. That’s precisely what French philosopher and Nobel laureate Albert Camus, born 100 years ago today, considers in a portion of his private writings, collected in Notebooks 1951–1959.

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It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society

Nationalism…

Paul O’Grady: It’s Sheriff-of-Nottingham times…

Graham Hancock: 3 Important Questions to Ask Yourself

Senator Bernie Sanders: Virtually no legislation can get passed without the okay of corporate America

Lewis Mumford: War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society

[Insert latest bad guy here] is another Hitler: Orwell on war

Mark Twain: Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.

Aesop: We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office

The things you own end up owning you….

‘The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.’ ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Plato: The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men

Normal = Insanity

Kurt Vonnegut: Go into the arts….

Terence McKenna: Reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers

If you need violence to enforce your ideas, your ideas are worthless

Charlie Brooker: The Conservative party…