Charlatan Quotes

Quotes tagged as "charlatan" (showing 1-14 of 14)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“We can't possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name's become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It's a sad season of life without growth...It has no day.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Leszek Kołakowski
“A modern philosopher who has never once suspected himself of being a charlatan must be such a shallow mind that his work is probably not worth reading.”
Leszek Kolakowski, Metaphysical Horror

Robert Anton Wilson
“The hoodlum-occultist is “sociopathic” enough to, see through the conventional charade, the social mythology of his species. “They’re all sheep,” he thinks. “Marks. Suckers. Waiting to be fleeced.” He has enough contact with some more-or-less genuine occult tradition to know a few of the gimmicks by which “social consciousness,” normally conditioned consciousness, can be suspended. He is thus able to utilize mental brutality in place of the simple physical brutality of the ordinary hooligan.

He is quite powerless against those who realize that he is actually a stupid liar.

He is stupid because spending your life terrorizing and exploiting your inferiors is a dumb and boring existence for anyone with more than five billion brain cells. Can you imagine Beethoven ignoring the heavenly choirs his right lobe could hear just to pound on the wall and annoy the neighbors? Gödel pushing aside his sublime mathematics to go out and cheat at cards? Van Gogh deserting his easel to scrawl nasty caricatures in the men’s toilet? Mental evil is always the stupidest evil because the mind itself is not a weapon but a potential paradise.

Every kind of malice is a stupidity, but occult malice is stupidest of all. To the extent that the mindwarper is not 100 percent charlatan through-and-through (and most of them are), to the extent that he has picked up some real occult lore somewhere, his use of it for malicious purposes is like using Shakespeare’s sonnets for toilet tissue or picking up a Picasso miniature to drive nails. Everybody who has advanced beyond the barbarian stage of evolution can see how pre-human such acts are, except the person doing them.

Genuine occult initiation confers “the philosopher’s stone,” “the gold of the wise” and “the elixir of life,” all of which are metaphors for the capacity to greet life with the bravery and love and gusto that it deserves. By throwing this away to indulge in spite, malice and the small pleasure of bullying the credulous, the mindwarper proves himself a fool and a dolt.

And the psychic terrorist, besides being a jerk, is always a liar and a fraud. Healing is easier (and more fun) than cursing, to begin with, and cursing usually backfires or misfires. The mindwarper doesn’t want you to know that. He wants you to think he’s omnipotent.”
Robert Anton Wilson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Some friends are like sunny days, with false flames, oozing from afar, coming near without a dime.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Criss Jami
“Unsettling are the days in which everyone is an expert.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Michael Bassey Johnson
“An artist who conforms to conventional ideas is nothing but a mere charlatan.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Mark Twain
“He denounced him openly as a charlatan--a fraud with no valuable knowledge of any kind, or powers beyond those of an ordinary and rather inferior human being.”
Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger

Criss Jami
“It is a harsh reality that some of the most important and respectable jobs which deserve high salaries might be better off with low salaries. A politician, or a minister, or a teacher is sure to be working sincerely and selflessly for the good of the people when through and through there is little monetary reward guaranteed. This is how the charlatans are weeded out of the field.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A silver-tongued charlatan and a half-wit society are made for each other! When these two come together in an election, a great disaster happens: Charlatan comes to power!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Arthur Conan Doyle
“The charlatan is always the pioneer... The quack of yesterday is the professor of tomorrow.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Tales of Terror and Mystery

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Throughout the human history millions have died because of the kings and the queens, because of the presidents and the prime ministers, because of the Caesars and the duces, because of all these little charlatans with big ego!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Un charlatán, con lengua de plata, y una sociedad medio ingeniosa están hechos el uno para el otro! Cuando los dos se juntan en una elección, ocurre un gran desastre: ¡El charlatán llega al poder!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Vijay Fafat
“One cannot become a pundit by proxy.”
Vijay Fafat, The Ninth Pawn of White - A Book of Unwritten Verses

Vijay Fafat
“A charlatan walked as a prophet,
and changed the world of sheep in his wake,
and all that while,
God watched
with blind eyes,
helpless…”
Vijay Fafat, The Ninth Pawn of White - A Book of Unwritten Verses