In the words of the lyricist we all love:
"There are things you can replace
And others you can not
The time has come to weigh those things..."
"experiment with your own consciousness"
"Of all the things I miss the most"
"If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on."
- Terence McKenna
"You have no oath registered in
Heaven to destroy the government,
while I shall have the most solemn
one to preserve, protect and defend
'They say, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." But I think the guns help. Just standing there saying, "Bang!" doesn't really hurt anybody.'
- Eddie Izzard
'The most violent element in society is ignorance.'
- Emma Goldman
'Techno's operation as a meditative force can process darkness, and in their place, the ideal of a non-threatening, transcended, sexually charged headspace emerges and the downtrodden can be turned hopeful, can be turned into an activating force.'
- Laurel Halo
'Here is one of the great paradoxes, that no broadcast is more impressive than the silence following the last dashing strokes of Big Ben. The impressiveness is intensified by the fact that the silence is not a dead silence, for Big Ben strikes the hour, and then the bickering of sparrows, the crisp rustle of falling leaves, the creasing of pigeon wings as they take flight, uneasy at the strange hush, contrast with the traffic din of London some minutes before ... our job is to reduce all local noises to the right proportions, so that the silence may be heard for what it really is, a solvent which destroys personality and gives us leave to be great and universal.'
- Dr Adrian Gregory
'Body experience... is the centre of creation.'
- Barbara Hepworth
'Our bodies are surrounded by air. Air fills space completely. But we are not clearly conscious of the existence of air in our daily lives. We notice air's existence somehow by the actions of vibration, heat and light. Air appears as a medium in our observation. Air spreads physical vibration into a space like a spring. Next, a time difference appears in the sound depending on the form of the space. Movement of this medium is greatly concerned with space and time. Moreover, it is also concerned with movement from past to present and from far to near. It is interesting to observe movement of this medium by physical vibration even without discovering its cause. We can find beautiful order there.'
- Toshiya Tsunoda
should never serve you...
stale bread and flat beer."