Hippies Quotes

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Hunter S. Thompson
“Ignore that nightmare in the bathroom. Just another ugly refugee from the Love Generation, some doom-struck gimp who couldn't handle the pressure. My attorney has never been able to accept the notion—often espoused by reformed drug abusers and especially popular among those on probation—that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them. And neither have I, for that matter.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Alice Cooper
“The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.”
Alice Cooper

Philip K. Dick
“Barefoot conducts his seminars on his houseboat in Sausalito. It costs a hundred dollars to find out why we are on this Earth. You also get a sandwich, but I wasn't hungry that day. John Lennon had just been killed and I think I know why we are on this Earth; it's to find out that what you love the most will be taken away from you, probably due to an error in high places rather than by design.”
Philip K. Dick

June Jordan
“When we heard about the hippies, the barely more than boys and girls who decided to try something different ... we laughed at them. We condemned them, our children, for seeking a different future. We hated them for their flowers, for their love, and for their unmistakable rejection of every hideous, mistaken compromise that we had made throughout our hollow, money-bitten, frightened, adult lives”
June Jordan, Passion

Koren Zailckas
“There's a limit to my patience with anything that smacks of metaphysics. I squirm at the mention of "mind expansion" or "warm healing energy." I don't like drum circles, public nudity or strangers touching my feet.”
Koren Zailckas, Fury: A Memoir

Harley King
“All things old become new again. In my youth the athletes had crew cuts and the hippies had long hair. Now the athletes have long hair and the hippies are bald.”
Harley King

Sarah Dessen
“Nothing like being scolded by a hippie.”
Sarah Dessen

Kate Rockland
“In reality punk people are usually the gentlest, kindest folks you'll ever know. They're like hippies, only they wear way more black.”
Kate Rockland, Falling Is Like This

Rick Riordan
“Despite the elder-hippie vibe, she was so attractive that I assumed we must be related.”
Rick Riordan, The Hidden Oracle

Nick Harkaway
“Nowhere have I ever heard of Satan taking the form of an avuncular hippie. No doubt he could. It just seems inefficient.”
Nick Harkaway, The Gone-Away World

Jim Goad
“the fact that they stole their whole shtick from Woody Guthrie and the coal-mining bards. While the alternative nation meows about personal fashion angst, the Appalachian nation still sings about unemployment.”
Jim Goad, The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats

Tommy  Walker
“When the hippie era ended and the hangover began, as idealism gives way to disillusionment, the hair of the marchers and street-dancers kept getting longer, and soon it began to tangle. Free love deteriorated into loveless promiscuity, our great electric Kool-Aid acid test churned out an entire generation of burnt-out old relics, and the hair, once a symbol of freedom, became symbolic of the new face of prison, a lawlessness which taken to its logical extreme would imprison all of society as our growing criminal element took to the streets.”
Tommy Walker, Monstrous: The Autobiography of a Serial Killer But for the Grace of God

Pat R
“Nessa altura, vários mitos eram criados pelos jovens das carrinhas de fumo e das florestas de cogumelos alucinogénios, os famintos pela sede do ácido lisérgico, que estavam demasiado cansados do sofrimento em que cresceram e que precisavam de se refugiar nos sonhos. No universo destas crianças, corriam histórias inacreditáveis sobre os locais nas montanhas que as mulheres procuravam para se refugiar, sítios onde as pessoas se uniam pela música e pelo amor, para um crescimento espiritual mútuo. Para a tia Jeanine, que já tinha crescido com a imagem do pai sem um pé devido à guerra, alimentar-se dessas histórias parecia um refúgio, que ela mais tarde tentaria transformar em casa. E uma dessas histórias, particularmente uma, ficou-lhe na memória até à última fase da sua vida, quando veio a falecer aos oitenta e um anos, queimada pelo fogo. (...) Naquela altura, miúdo, diziam que, se procurássemos bem, íamos encontrar um sítio onde o mundo não acabaria. Os homens nunca iriam saber que raio de sítio era aquele, totalmente indomável! Um sítio onde as mãos porcas dos homens não chegariam. Um sítio sobre o qual os homens nunca saberiam nada. Não achas que consegui? Ter o meu corpo a desaparecer na floresta, como vi acontecer aos miúdos no Japão, na floresta Aokighara que os engole para o seu âmago. A carne reduzida a pó, a minha essência a desaparecer no meio da vida. Eles diziam que, quando morres num sítio, ficas nesse sítio para sempre. Era por isso que toda a gente tinha medo de ir para a guerra. Não era de morrer que eles tinham medo, miúdo, era de morrer lá.”
Pat R, Os Homens Nunca Saberão Nada Disto

“Jesus Christ, it's like living with Stevie bloody Nicks,' I said, 'only without the cocaine, which would be more fun.”
Emily Perkins, Novel About My Wife

Pat R
“At that time, a number of myths were created by the young people of the smoking carriages and forests of hallucinogenic mushrooms, the hungry for the thirst of lysergic acid, who were too tired of the suffering they grew up in and needed to take refuge in dreams. In these children's universe there were unbelievable stories about places in the mountains that women sought to retreat to, places where people were united by music and love for a mutual spiritual growth. For Aunt Jeanine, who had grown up with the image of her father, an amputee due to the war, feeding on such stories was like a haven, one she would later try to turn into her home. And one of those stories, one particular one, stood in her memory until the last stage of her life, when she passed away at eighty-one, burned with fire. (...) At that time, kid, they said that if we searched enough, we would find a place where the world wouldn't end. Men would never know what hell of a place that was, totally unconquerable! A place where the dirty hands of men would never arrive. A place men would never know about . Don't you think I could find it? To have my body disappearing in the woods, as I saw happening to kids in Japan, in that forest that swallows them to its core. Flesh turned to powder, my essence disappearing in the middle of life. They said that, when you die at a place, you'll stay at that place forever. That was why everyone was afraid to go to war. They weren't afraid of dying, kid, they were afraid of dying there.”
Pat R, Os Homens Nunca Saberão Nada Disto

Brian Francis Slattery
“He tans into burning while the opening fanfare to "Peaches en Regalia" flows over him, the bugle call for a hippie army that marched at the peak of the American parabola, that moment when physics held its breath to allow levitation, a small reward before the descent. The hippies knew it then, Maggot Boy Johnson thinks; they couldn't build it into words but they could feel it; a floating in the stomach as history shifted direction. They stopped, hey, what's that sound, and knew that the spiny skyscrapers reflected in the river, the chasms of concrete, the wide streets and sidewalks, the power lines cutting into the hills and mountains above missile silos, the highways drawing lines across the blank plains under enormous skies, the pupil of God's eye, would be the ruins that their grandchildren wandered among, the reminders that once there was always water in the faucet, there was electricity all the time, and America was prying off the shackles of its past. The vision opened up to them and winked out again, and those it blinded staggered through their lives unable to see anything else, while the rest of them wondered if they had only dreamed it.”
Brian Francis Slattery, Liberation

“It’s the lifestyle that’s being packaged and sold rather than the actual meaning.”
Rain Cooper

Andre the BFG
“Wikipedia is run by hippies of course - the same kind of impractical utopian losers who gave us the first affordable desktop computer and the iPod”
Andre the BFG, Andre's Adventures in MySpace

Lionel Shriver
“Ahora bien, esos tipos, los hippies, sí que eran gorrones. Siempre pidiendo dinero, o robándolo, fomentando el libre esto y el libre lo otro, hablando por los codos del anticapitalismo que sólo habían hecho posible los padres trabajadores a los que esquilmaban.”
Lionel Shriver, So Much for That

Maureen Dowd
“So this general with the background in intelligence who is supposed to conquer Afghanistan can't even figure out what Rolling Stone is? We're not talking Guns & Ammo here; we're talking the antiwar hippie magazine.”
Maureen Dowd

Stephanie Perkins
“My parents aren't hippies. I'm North as in the North Pole. Unfortunately. My brother is Nicholas, and my sister is Noelle.
Wow. God. That's
About a hundred times worse than your name.
I was going to say devoted. Festively devoted.”
Stephanie Perkins, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Peter J. Carroll
“The starry-eyed idealists of today have submerged their critical faculties beneath a tidal wave of slop marketed by those old hippies who now sell a user-friendly dilution of their original enlightenment.”
Peter J. Carroll, Psybermagick: Advanced Ideas in Chaos Magick

Julia Glass
“The older Kit gets, the less confident he feels judging other people as spouses or parents. These days, driving past the home of the Naked Hemp Society, he finds himself more curious than contemptuous about their easily ridiculed New Age ways. Why shouldn't they nurse their babies till age four? Why shouldn't they want to keep their children away from factory-farmed meats, from clothing soaked in fire-retardant chemicals, from dull-witted burned-out public school teachers whose tenure is all too easily approved? Why not frolic naked in the sprinkler---under the full moon, perhaps? Why not turn one's family into a small nurturing country protected by a virtual moat?”
Julia Glass, And the Dark Sacred Night

Bob Larson
“Tragically misinformed, some Christian believers at first looked upon hippies as promising prospects through whom the Church could present the claims of Jesus Christ. Clergymen mistakenly proclaimed that hippies were searching for truth and meaning and needed only to be guided. Wasn't their talk about love? Weren't they seeking an opportunity to share the love of God with others?

On the contrary, the hippies claimed to have found meaning for existence through conscious expanding drugs. And although they sang of love in chants and groans, they knew nothing of love's commitment and concern and duty towards one's neighbor. They ignored the responsibility of love and dwelt upon their quest for uninhibited physical gratification.”
Bob Larson, Hippies, Hindus and Rock and Roll

Bob Larson
“Their common denominator of humanism could not be reconciled with the Biblical view of man's depravity after the Fall and his need of salvation. Too late, many ministers began to see that hippie non-conformity with, and rejection of, the world was hardly the same as that high spiritual quest advocated by the Apostle Paul.”
Bob Larson, Hippies, Hindus and Rock and Roll

“They called themselves flower children and advocated free love, yet all too often what they experienced was not so much love as deep disappointment and burned-out minds.”
Gloria Gaither, Something Beautiful: The Stories Behind a Half-Century of the Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither

David Foster Wallace
“rabid distrust of what they consider authority without evidently once stopping to consider the rigid authoritarianism implicit in the rigid uniformity of their own quote unquote nonconformist uniform, vocabulary, attitudes”
David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

“I like old hippies so much more than old conservatives.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Bad Choices Make Good Stories - Finding Happiness in Los Angeles

LightHouse Dann Verner
“Momma didn't raise any fool, she put me in fostercare”
LightHouse Dann Verner, "DAMAGED'

Douglas Wilson
“If anyone seriously thinks by going natural, he will be escaping The Establishment, finally getting away from The Man and from the clutches of the good corporations, I have a bit of bad news. The corporations are way ahead of you. There are high-powered boards sitting around half-an-acre mahogany tables on the thirty-third floors of skyscrapers in New York City, and they are meeting right this minute, and they are making decisions on the marketing of the ponderosa pine bark chips, lightly salted. If you slice them thin enough, they approach being edible”
Douglas Wilson, Confessions of a Food Catholic

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