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  • #1
    Salman Rushdie
    “A poet's work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”
    Salman Rushdie


  • #2
    Salman Rushdie
    “To understand just one life you have to swallow the world ... do you wonder, then, that I was a heavy child?”
    Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children


  • #3
    Salman Rushdie
    “Free societies...are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom's existence.”
    Salman Rushdie


  • #4
    Salman Rushdie
    “I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I'm gone which would not have happened if I had not come.”
    Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children


  • #5
    Salman Rushdie
    “Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.”
    Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses


  • #6
    Salman Rushdie
    “Our lives disconnect and reconnect, we move on, and later we may again touch one another, again bounce away. This is the felt shape of a human life, neither simply linear nor wholly disjunctive nor endlessly bifurcating, but rather this bouncey-castle sequence of bumpings-into and tumblings-apart.”
    Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet


  • #7
    Salman Rushdie
    “Having been borne across the world, we are translated men. It is normally supposed that something always gets lost in translation; I cling, obstinately, to the notion that something can also be gained.”
    Salman Rushdie


  • #8
    Russell Brand
    “I couldn't possibly have sex with someone with such a slender grasp on grammar!”
    Russell Brand


  • #9
    Simone de Beauvoir
    “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”
    Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex


  • #10
    Simone de Beauvoir
    “I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself”
    Simone de Beauvoir


  • #11
    Simone de Beauvoir
    “All oppression creates a state of war. And this is no exception.”
    Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex


  • #12
    Simone de Beauvoir
    “Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female — whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.”
    Simone de Beauvoir


  • #13
    David Sedaris
    “We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail.”
    David Sedaris, Naked


  • #14
    David Sedaris
    “If you aren't cute, you may as well be clever.”
    David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day


  • #15
    David Sedaris
    “My hands tend to be full enough dealing with people who hate me for who I am. Concentrate too hard on the millions of people who hate you for what you are and you're likely to turn into one of those unkempt, sloppy dressers who sag beneath the weight of the two hundred political buttons they wear pinned to their coats and knapsacks.”
    David Sedaris


  • #16
    David Sedaris
    “A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.”
    David Sedaris


  • #17
    David Sedaris
    “It's just a penis, right? Probably no worse for you than smoking.”
    David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames


  • #18
    Bill Hicks
    “I'm glad mushrooms are against the law, because I took them one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, "My God! I love everything." Yeah, now if that isn't a hazard to our country … how are we gonna justify arms dealing when we realize that we're all one?”
    Bill Hicks


  • #19
    Bill Hicks
    “Folks, it's time to evolve. That's why we're troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything's failing? It's because, um – they're no longer relevant. We're supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?”
    Bill Hicks


  • #20
    Bill Hicks
    “People often ask me where I stand politically. It's not that I disagree with Bush's economic policy or his foreign policy, it's that I believe he was a child of Satan sent here to destroy the planet Earth. Little to the left.”
    Bill Hicks


  • #21
    Bill Hicks
    “The definition of black irony is Pro-lifers killing Doctors who do abortions”
    Bill Hicks


  • #22
    Bill Hicks
    “I smoke to fill the potholes in my soul”
    Bill Hicks


  • #23
    Bill Hicks
    “Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here's American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!”
    Bill Hicks


  • #24
    Bill Hicks
    “I ascribe to Mark Twain's theory that the last person who should be President is the one who wants it the most. The one who should be picked is the one who should be dragged kicking and screaming into the White House.”
    Bill Hicks


  • #25
    Bill Hicks
    “This is the material, by the way, that has kept me virtually anonymous in America for the past 15 years. Gee, I wonder why we're hated the world over? Look at these fat Americans in the front row - 'Why doesn't he just hit fruit with a hammer?' Folks, I could have done that, walked around being a millionaire and franchising myself but no, I had to have this weird thing about trying to illuminate the collective unconscious and help humanity. Fucking moron.”
    Bill Hicks


  • #26
    Bill Hicks
    “I believe everyone has this fuckin' poem in his heart.”
    Bill Hicks, Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines


  • #27
    Bill Hicks
    “I'm sorry if any of you are catholic. I'm not sorry if you're offended, I'm actually just sorry by the fact that you're catholic”
    Bill Hicks


  • #28
    Bill Hicks
    “They're puttin' music to AIDS germs--putting a drum machine behind them and a metronome beat and Ted Turner's colorizing them, goddamn it. These aren't even really people, man. It's a CIA plot to make you think malls are good. Don't you see?”
    Bill Hicks


  • #29
    Bill Hicks
    “This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart.”
    Bill Hicks


  • #30
    Bill Hicks
    “Let me tell you about gays in the military. I don't want any gay people hanging around me while I'm killing kids. I just don't want to see it.”
    Bill Hicks




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