Controversial Quotes

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Criss Jami
“To be truly positive in the eyes of some, you have to risk appearing negative in the eyes of others.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Jimmy Tudeski
“It's not blind people who are blind - It's those racist arseholes who see a colour with their eyes wide open, then have a fucking problem with it”
Jimmy Tudeski, Comedian Gone Wrong 2

Hilary Putnam
“No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.”
Hilary Putnam

Erik Satie
“I came into the world very young, in an age that was very old.”
Erik Satie

Criss Jami
“Everyone claims to be okay with freedom of religion, but the moment you mention God there is a strange tension that fills the air. If there was a 6th sense, that would be it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

S.F. Chandler
“When you fear nothing, you have nothing to fear”
S.F. Chandler, We the Great Are Misthought

Siobhan Davis
He's a mass of contradictions. Unfortunately, that only seems to enhance his appeal. I’m one sick bitch, that’s for sure.
Siobhan Davis, Finding Kyler

Luke Rhinehart
“If our methods are so bad,' asked Dr Weinburger harshly, 'then why do any of our patients improve at all?'
'Because we've encouraged them to play new roles,' Dr Rhinehart answered promptly. 'Primarily the role of "being honest", but also the roles of feeling guilty, having sinned, being oppressed, discovering insights, being sexually liberated and so on. Of course, the patient and therapist are under the illusion that they are getting at true desires, when in fact they are only releasing and developing new and different selves.”
Luke Rhinehart, The Dice Man

Tim Fargo
“No controversy, no PR.”
Tim Fargo

Martha N. Beck
“...they needed someone to explain, to spin, the parts of the tale that couldn't be suppressed. Someone reputable and educated. Someone brilliant yet absolutely committed to the faith. Someone like my father.”
Martha Beck

Judith Lewis Herman
“This book appears at a time when public discussion of the common atrocities of sexual and domestic life has been made possible by the women’s movement, and when public discussion of the common atrocities of political life has been made possible by the movement for human rights. I expect the book to be controversial—first, because it is written from a feminist perspective; second, because it challenges established diagnostic concepts; but third and perhaps most importantly, because it speaks about horrible things, things that no one really wants to hear about.”
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

H.G. Wells
“If my phrases shock the reader, that only shows it is high time he or she was shocked.”
H.G. Wells, You Can't Be Too Careful

Osamu Dazai
“...I was cursed by the unhappy peculiarity that the more I feared people the more I was liked, and the more I was liked the more I feared them - a process which eventually compelled me to run away from everybody.”
Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

C.D.  Hulen
“Truth does not depend upon you to believe it.”
C.D. Hulen, Abort

Maggie Georgiana Young
“Children are often like hostages under the care of authority, with spankings and groundings nudging them like guns pointed at their skulls, threatening to shoot if the wrong words are uttered.”
Maggie Young, Just Another Number

“Don't judge a man by his controversies. Anyone could find him or herself dealing with issues. What matters is how they deal with it.”
Constance Chuks Friday

“Sometimes a controversial statement can be used to determine where the loyalty of the subject lies.”

Aaron Burr
“To the union of all honest men.”
Aaron Burr

Andrew Sturm
“Can I get a two-thumbs up for a fatter America?”
Andrew Sturm, The Kirkwood Project

Israelmore Ayivor
“People who always want to be at convenient places won’t make a change at controversial places.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

“English teachers want to see essays written down in black and white , following the rules of grammar and spelling which directly conflicts with the freedom inherent in the act of thinking”
Peter Jenny, The Artist's Eye: (Learning to See)

Abhishek Ratna
“Make a start, even if you have a controversial idea!”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Abhishek Ratna
“Many a time, we let go of some really good ideas just because we feel they are too controversial.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Charlotte Munro
“I can’t believe it.’ I whispered.
‘You can’t let him lure you back in, Felicia. He’s wrong. He’s wrong!’ Vanian pleaded, I could feel the quiver of his magic, the wisps that were fighting against the iron burning into his wrists, I could feel the crackle as it fought in the air, against his emotions, against his pain. I shook my head, was about to speak but Adam grabbed him by the front of his shirt; as if a few more tears and shreds couldn’t go amiss. The tightness of his grip paled the Faerie’s cheeks, caused the blood to trickle down faster, dropping to the floor.
‘My wife.’ He yelled, ‘She’s my wife, silverblood.’ With each growl of a syllable he accented it with a punch to Vanian’s face.
I couldn’t take much more. I jumped over and pulled at Adam’s shoulders, fingertips driving into the nook of his collarbone, pressing down with as much as I had in me, anything to break his hold. He recoiled and rose his hand to me, at first I flinched but I stopped. He wouldn’t hurt me. He wouldn’t.”
Charlotte Munro, Requiem City: The Butcher

Jessica Tom
“We're so exposed," Elliott said, as people tapped at the window, oohing at our neighbors' dishes. "This place is good, right?"
"Yeah," I said. "It's supposed to be awesome. Though the menu is pretty controversial."
"Controversial, huh? Well, I'll leave it up to you to navigate the terrain."
"Come on, really? Order with me. Please?"
"No, no, don't worry about it," he said. "Go crazy!"
"Okay..." I said. "What about... gizzard porridge?" That was actually on the menu.
"Sounds fabulous."
I giggled. "Or what about the pork with three sweetbread jellies?"
"Only three? I like at least a half dozen."
I held the menu up like an inspector with her clipboard.
"What about the strawberry ramen with peanut broth?" I challenged.
"Ah, the sweet nectar of my youth."
I spread out my elbows. "Okay, Mr. Chambers. I see your palate is quite sophisticated. Which means you simply must have the poached toothfish with nitro-chocolate ribbons."
"Darling, it would be heresy to not."
Elliott and I burst out laughing and a couple sitting next to us gave us dirty looks, which only made us laugh more. This was beginning to feel like old times.
"All right, for real," I said, rubbing his hand from across the table. "What do you want?"
"You decide, T. I trust you."
I gave in and decided on three of the most talked-about dishes: buttermilk Parmesan flan with maple broth, pork and snail dumplings with effervescent chive oil, and beef meatballs with deep-fried cilantro chips.”
Jessica Tom, Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit

Osamu Dazai
“...I was cured by the unhappy peculiarity that the more I feared people the more I was liked, and the more I was liked the more I feared them - a process which eventually compelled me to run away from everybody.”
Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

Osamu Dazai
“Society won't stand for it.
It's not society, You're the one who won't stand for it - right?
If you do such a thing society will make you suffer for it.
It's not society. It's you, isn't it?
Before you know it, you'll be ostracized by society.
It's not society. You're going to do the ostracizing, aren't you?”
Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

“An element of human invention transforms the natural into the cultural, rendering a higher life form an invention, an effect of the operation of biopower.”
Neil Gerlach, Becoming Biosubjects: Bodies. Systems. Technologies.