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    Jack Kerouac
    “[...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #2
    Jack Kerouac
    “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #3
    Jack Kerouac
    “Houses are full of things that gather dust”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #4
    Allen Ginsberg
    “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night.”
    Allen Ginsberg

  • #5
    Allen Ginsberg
    “Everything is holy! everybody's holy! everywhere is holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman's an angel!”
    Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

  • #6
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”
    Christopher Hitchens, god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

  • #7
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children: organized religion ought to have a great deal on its conscience.”
    Christopher Hitchens, god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

  • #8
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Without Thomas Jefferson and his Declaration of Independence, there would have been no American revolution that announced universal principles of liberty. Without his participation by the side of the unforgettable Marquis de Lafayette, there would have been no French proclamation of The Rights of Man. Without his brilliant negotiation of the Louisiana treaty, there would be no United States of America. Without Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, there would have been no Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, and no basis for the most precious clause of our most prized element of our imperishable Bill of Rights - the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”
    Christopher Hitchens

  • #9
    Noam Chomsky
    “I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.”
    Noam Chomsky

  • #10
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #11
    Buddy Wakefield
    “We can stick anything into the fog
    and make it look like a ghost
    but tonight
    let us not become tragedies.
    We are not funeral homes
    with propane tanks in our windows,
    lookin’ like cemeteries.
    Cemeteries are just the Earth’s way of not letting go.
    Let go.

    Tonight
    let’s turn our silly wrists so far backwards
    the razor blades in our pencil tips
    can’t get a good angle on all that beauty inside.
    Step into this
    with your airplane parts.
    Move forward
    and repeat after me with your heart:

    “I no longer need you to fuck me as hard as I hated myself.”

    Make love to me
    like you know I am better
    than the worst thing I ever did.
    Go slow.
    I’m new to this.
    But I have seen nearly every city from a rooftop
    without jumping.
    I have realized

    that the moon
    did not have to be full for us to love it,
    that we are not tragedies
    stranded here beneath it,
    that if my heart
    really broke
    every time I fell from love
    I’d be able to offer you confetti by now.

    But hearts don’t break,
    y’all,
    they bruise and get better.
    We were never tragedies.
    We were emergencies.
    You call 9 – 1 – 1.
    Tell them I’m having a fantastic time.”
    Buddy Wakefield

  • #12
    Saul Williams
    “The wind is the moon's imagination wandering.”
    Saul Williams

  • #13
    Pyotr Kropotkin
    “Struggle so that all may live this rich, overflowing life. And be sure that in this struggle you will find a joy greater than anything else can give.”
    Pyotr Kropotkin, Anarchist Morality

  • #14
    Douglas Adams
    “The President in particular is very much a figurehead — he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had — he has already spent two of his ten presidential years in prison for fraud.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy



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