"You keep lyin' when you oughta be truthin'
You keep losing when you oughta not bet
You keep samin' when you oughta be a'changin'
What's right is right but you ain't been right yet
These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you"
Culture is not your friend.
was the man! Among many others. ;-) And since was raised in the only place in the US that Abe actually stood and christened in his name with the juice of a watermelon, I have to say, so was Abe.
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