Bill Hicks Quotes

Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.
That is a great idea, isn’t it? We’ll wake up soon as someone else.
I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out.
I don’t often feel like that but sometimes, when I look at what we are doing to the world, the cruelty, thoughtlessness, selfishness and greed, I get to feel angry and sad.
Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
It destroys our creativity!
We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.
If you don’t think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CD’s and burn them.
I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.
Me too.
It’s always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it’s just hilarious.
Why is it that we get pleasure out of other peoples’ pain?
Children are smarter than any of us. Know how I know that? I don’t know one child with a full time job and children.
They have it easy!
I live in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.
That’s a bit like Steinbeck, isn’t it – the words of Tom Joad

Lenny Bruce Quotes – A real pathfinder for future comedy. He talked about real issues.

Lenny Bruce could have had a great career. He was very funny. He could have played safe, performed on TV and toed the line.

He couldn’t do that. It was too soulless. He wanted something more than that. He wanted to deal with real issues. He wanted fulfilment. He became a counter-culture figure. But back in the late fifties and early sixties it was hard to talk about sex, religion and drugs. Society was extremely prudish and censorship ruled. He found himself increasingly coming into conflict and ended up being blacklisted and prosecuted. The stress created huge health problems but he still refused to shut up.

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Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
America runs on the church. Everybody goes. It was the whole system. When we went to live in the States and told our neighbours that we didn’t do religion they were genuinely shocked. I thought we would be excommunicated but we weren’t. Lenny recognised the difference between spirituality and religion. The hypocrisy of many church-goers was obvious.
In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.
The law is often an ass. It is used to persecute some people.
The liberals can understand everything but people who don’t understand them.
Conservatism is in a blinkered rut.
If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
I thought that was hilarious when I first heard it.
There are never enough ‘I love you’s’.
Never enough.
The ‘what should be’ never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no ‘what should be,’ there is only what is.
But we do have to try to make it better, don’t we?
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it… try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha – they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.
I think there are other art forms but I know what he means.
Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
I think things have changed.

Government steals 64.1 million hours from the British public – Scandal!!!

Yes last night while we were asleep the British government stole an hour from each one of us!

They did not ask. They were sly. It happened while I slept. They sent burglars into every home and simply stole it from our clocks, our lives and our sleep.

Of course they promise to give it back to us in six months but we’ve all heard those sort of promises haven’t we? I don’t trust them an inch!

Even if they do give it back will they give us any interest on it? You bet there won’t. They’ll have had it for a whole year, got the use out of it and then they give it back all worn out and dilapidated.

It’s no wonder I’m so exhausted all the time!

An attempt to lighten up!

It seems to me that what the world really needs is a lot more fun. Things have got far too serious. There should not be so much cruelty, hatred and sectarian violence. We should all lighten up and be peaceful, happy, helpful, loving and friendly.

For that reason I would like to propose that we all take a mandatory look, once a day, at George Carling. It should replace superfluous stuff like praying. Instead of pointless prayers to an invisible supernatural human construct we should take the time to lighten our minds, bring in a little mirth and have fun.

I suggest everyone should check out George Carling – ‘religion is bullshit’ and ‘the ten commandments’ on Youtube:

The ten commandments –

Religion is bullshit –

Then, having refreshed the spirit with a little light relief, we can get back to looking at Opher’s World and start considering all the shit that governments and religions don’t want us to think about. We can exercise our intelligence, turn on the brain, stop believing anything the government tells us, discount everything we read in newspapers and start trying to stop the destructive ravages of war, overpopulation, ecosystem destruction, poverty and religious hatred.

They are things that can be solved. We can create a better world. All the rhinos, elephants, whales, chimps, tigers and gorillas do not have to die. Let’s feel really good by making things better.

Opher’s World is about a better zeitgeist!