'It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked.'
- Harold Pinter
All you have to do is say so
- Daryl Hall and John Oates
"You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose."
– George Carlin
Aww I love that part, xo!
"What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence."
– Ludwig Wittgenstein
That I was channel-surfing last weekend and ran into Ferris Bueller's Day Off just in time to hear one of Ferris's monologues that dovetails with your Lennon quote...
"I do have a test today. That wasn't bullshit. It's on European socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So who gives a crap if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists. It still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car. Not that I condone fascism, or any "ism" for that matter. "Isms" in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an "ism", he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon: "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the Walrus. I could be the Walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off of people."
Symbolic Interaction involves Interpretation
"ASK, ASK, ASK - "What do you mean!"
is a concept by which we measure our pain
- John Lennon
'The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.'
- Kenneth Williams