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  • #1
    Heinrich Himmler
    “The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear. ”
    Heinrich Himmler

  • #2
    Robert Fulghum
    “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
    Robert Fulghum, True Love

  • #3
    Jostein Gaarder
    “I have gone around observing your activities from the outside. Because of this I have also been able to see things to which you have been blind... Every morning you have gone to work, but you have never been fully awake. Of course, you have seen the sun and the moon, the stars in the sky, and everything that moves, but you haven't really seen it at all. It is different for the Joker, because he was put into this world with a flaw: He sees too clearly and too much.”
    Jostein Gaarder, The Solitaire Mystery

  • #4
    Marilyn Monroe
    “Who said nights were for sleep?”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #5
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #6
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #7
    Niccolò Machiavelli
    “A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent, so that if he does not attain to their greatness, at any rate he will get some tinge of it.”
    Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

  • #8
    William Kotzwinkle
    “Their leader wore a Nazi helmet and had renamed himself Heimlich in honor of the man who ran the SS, not knowing he'd confused the Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choke victims and Heinrich Himmler.”
    William Kotzwinkle, The Bear Went Over the Mountain

  • #9
    George Orwell
    “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
    George Orwell

  • #10
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “It never got weird enough for me.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #11
    George Orwell
    “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #12
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #13
    Malcolm X
    “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”
    Malcolm X

  • #14
    George Orwell
    “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
    George Orwell

  • #15
    George Orwell
    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
    George Orwell

  • #16
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Too weird to live, too rare to die!”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #17
    José Martí
    “The first duty of a man is to think for himself”
    José Martí

  • #18
    George Orwell
    “We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #19
    George Orwell
    “It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #20
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Like most others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top. At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles - a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other - that kept me going.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

  • #21
    George Orwell
    “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #22
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas. Five years later? Six? It seems like a lifetime, or at least a Main Era—the kind of peak that never comes again. San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be a part of. Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run . . . but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant. . . .

    History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of “history” it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time—and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.

    My central memory of that time seems to hang on one or five or maybe forty nights—or very early mornings—when I left the Fillmore half-crazy and, instead of going home, aimed the big 650 Lightning across the Bay Bridge at a hundred miles an hour wearing L. L. Bean shorts and a Butte sheepherder's jacket . . . booming through the Treasure Island tunnel at the lights of Oakland and Berkeley and Richmond, not quite sure which turn-off to take when I got to the other end (always stalling at the toll-gate, too twisted to find neutral while I fumbled for change) . . . but being absolutely certain that no matter which way I went I would come to a place where people were just as high and wild as I was: No doubt at all about that. . . .

    There was madness in any direction, at any hour. If not across the Bay, then up the Golden Gate or down 101 to Los Altos or La Honda. . . . You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. . . .

    And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . . .

    So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #23
    George Orwell
    “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #24
    Cassandra Clare
    “I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass.”
    Cassandra Clare

  • #25
    “If you can't fight and you can't flee, flow.”
    Robert Elias

  • #26
    George Orwell
    “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #27
    George Orwell
    “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #28
    Douglas Adams
    “A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #29
    Edith Sitwell
    “Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.”
    Edith Sitwell

  • #30
    George Orwell
    “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”
    George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia



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