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  • #1
    Jim Morrison
    “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”
    Jim Morrison


  • #2
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #3
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “An outlaw can be defined as somebody who lives outside the law, beyond the law and not necessarily against it.”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #4
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #5
    Henry Rollins
    “If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you”
    Henry Rollins


  • #6
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
    Mark Twain


  • #7
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I'm a relatively respectable citizen. Multiple felon perhaps, but certainly not dangerous.”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #8
    Joseph Heller
    “When I was a kid," Orr replied, "I used to walk around all day with crab apples in my cheeks. One in each cheek."

    ... A minute passed. "Why?" [Yossarian] found himself forced to ask finally.

    Orr tittered triumphantly. "Because they're better than horse chestnuts... When I couldn't get crab apples," Orr continued, "I used horse chestnuts. Horse chestnuts are about the same size as crab apples and actually have a better shape, although the shape doesn't matter a bit."

    "Why did you walk around with crab apples in your cheeks?" Yossarian asked again. "That's what I asked."

    "Because they've got a better shape than horse chestnuts," Orr answered. "I just told you that."

    "Why," swore Yossarian at him approvingly, "you evil-eyed, mechanically aptituded, disaffiliated son of a bitch, did you walk around with anything in your cheeks?"

    "I didn't," Orr said, "walk around with anything in my cheeks. I walked around with crab applies in my cheeks. When I couldn't get crab apples I walked around with horse chestnuts. In my cheeks.”
    Joseph Heller, Catch-22


  • #9
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “KNOW YOUR DOPE FIEND. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT! You will not be able to see his eyes because of the Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your badge. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack, for no reason, with every weapon at his command-including yours. BEWARE. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time (on him) will usually save nine on you. Good luck.
    -The Chief”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


  • #10
    Joseph Heller
    “- Kad sam bio klinac – odvrati Orr – hodao sam po cijeli dan s divljim jabukama u ustima. S po jednom ispod svakog obraza.
    Yossarian odloži torbicu iz koje je počeo vaditi toaletne potrepštine, pa se sumnjičavo sav ukruti. Prođe jedna minuta.
    - A zašto? – nije mogao da najposlije ne zapita.
    Orr se slavodobitno naceri.
    - Zato što su bolje nego divlje kestenje – odgovori.
    Orr je klečao na podu šatora. Radio je bez predaha, rastavljao ventil, pomno rasprostirao sve sićušne djeliće, brojio ih i onda beskonačno proučavao svaki pojedini od njih, kao da nikad u životu nije vidio ništa ni približno slično, pa onda ponovo sastavljao cijeli mali mehanizam, pa opet, i opet, i opet, i opet, a da nije ni najmanje gubio strpljenje ni zanimanje, niti pokazivao znakove umora ni namjeru da ikad završi posao. Yossarian ga je promatrao kako se bakće, i bio je uvjeren da će biti prisiljen da ga ubije s predumišljajem ako ne bude prestao. Pogled mu pade na lovački nož koji je mrtvac objesio iznad okvira mreže protiv komaraca onoga dana kad je stigao. Nož je visio uz mrtvačevu praznu kožnu futrolu iz koje je Havermayer ukrao revolver.
    - Kad nisam mogao doći do divljih jabuka – nastavi Orr – uzimao sam divlje kestenove. Divlji kestenovi su otprilike iste veličine kao divlje jabuke i zapravo imaju bolji oblik, iako oblik nije uopće važan.
    - A zašto si nosio divlje jabuke u ustima? – upita ga iznova Yossarian. – To sam te pitao.
    - Zato što imaju bolji oblik nego divlji kestenovi – odgovori Orr – Upravo sam ti to sad rekao.
    - A zašto si ti – opsova Yossarian i zadivljeno – zlopogleđo, odrode i kučkin sine sa sklonošću za tehniku, nosio bilo šta u ustima?
    - Ja nisam nosio bilo šta u ustima – reče Orr – Ja sam nosio divlje jabuke u ustima. Kad nisam imao divlje jabuke, nosio sam divlje kestenove. U ustima.
    Orr se kesio. Yossarian odluči da šuti i šutio je. Orr je čekao. Yossarian je čekao dulje.
    - Po jedan ispod svakog obraza – reče Orr.
    - Zašto?
    Orr to jedva dočeka.
    - Kako zašto?
    Yossarian odmahnu glavom smješkajući se i ne hoteći dalje govoriti.
    - Nešto je čudno na ovom ventilu – razmišljaše Orr naglas.
    - Šta to? – priupita Yossarian.
    - Zato što sam htio…
    Yossarian je već znao.
    - Isuse Kriste! Zašto si htio…
    - … Da imam obraze kao jabuke.
    - … Da imaš obraze kao jabuke? – pripita Yossarian.
    - Htio sam da imam obraze kao jabuke – ponovi Orr. – Još dok sam bio klinac, htio sam da jednom imam obraze kao jabuke, pa sam odlučio da radim na tome dok ih ne dobijem, i bogami sam radio dok ih nisam dobio, a eto vidiš kako sam to postigao, noseći divlje jabuke u ustima po cijele dane. On se ponovo naceri. – Po jednu ispod svakog obraza.
    - A zašto si htio da imaš obraze kao jabuke?
    - Nisam ja htio da imam obraze kao jabuke – reče Orr. – Ja sam htio da imam velike obraze. Nije mi bilo toliko stalo do boje, samo sam htio da budu veliki. Radio sam na tome baš kao oni luđaci o kojima pišu u novinama kako po cijele dane stišću gumene lopte samo zato da ojačaju ruke. Zapravo sam i ja bio jedan od tih luđaka. I ja sam po cijele dane nosio u rukama lopte.
    - Zašto?
    - Kako zašto?
    - Zašto si po cijele dane nosio u rukama lopte?
    - Zato što su lopte… - poče Orr.
    - … Bolje nego divlje jabuke?
    Orr odmahnu glavom smijuckajući se.
    - Ja sam to radio zato da sačuvam svoj dobar glas, ako me tko uhvati kako nosim divlje jabuke u ustima. Kad sam imao lopte u rukama, mogao sam poricati da u ustima imam divlje jabuke. Kad god bi me tko zapitao zašto nosim u ustima divlje jabuke, samo bih otvorio šake i pokazao da nosim gumene lopte, a ne divlje jabuke, i da su mi u rukama, a ne u ustima. To je dobar izgovor. Ali nisam nikad znao jesam li ga jasno izložio, jer te ljudi prilično teško razumiju kad govoriš sa dvije divlje jabuke u ustima.”
    Joseph Heller


  • #11
    Martin Luther
    “Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.”
    Martin Luther


  • #12
    James A. Garfield
    “The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a tax upon the whole community.”
    James A. Garfield


  • #13
    Barry M. Goldwater
    “Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.”
    Barry M. Goldwater


  • #14
    Dorothy Parker
    “So, you're the man who can't spell 'fuck.'"
    Dorothy Parker to Norman Mailer after publishers had convinced Mailer to replace the word with a euphemism, 'fug,' in his 1948 book, "The Naked and the Dead.”
    Dorothy Parker


  • #15
    Dorothy Parker
    “I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.”
    Dorothy Parker


  • #16
    Dorothy Parker
    “But I don't give up; I forget why not.”
    Dorothy Parker


  • #17
    Louis C.K.
    “It doesn't have any effect on your life. What do you care?! People try to talk about it like it's a social issue. Like when you see someone stand up on a talk show and say, "How am I supposed to explain to my children that two men are getting married?... I dunno. It's your shitty kid. You fuckin' tell 'em. Why is that anyone else's problem? Two guys are in LOVE and they can't get married because you don't want to talk to your ugly child for five fuckin' minutes?”
    Louis C.K.
    tags: truth


  • #18
    Hermann Göring
    “Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or fascist dictorship, or a parliament or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peace makers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
    Hermann Göring


  • #19
    E.E. Cummings
    “Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.”
    E.E. Cummings




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