Three Quotes of worth

Three Quotes of worth

 

Quote 1 – Roy Harper – In some ways, I lament the introduction of civilisation on such a huge scale, because it has given us a lot of room to abuse each other, which we continue to do.

Quote 2 – Captain Beefheart – We’re all colored, or you wouldn’t be able to see anyone.

Quote 3 – Frank Zappa – There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.

Well that will do for starters. Three of my favourite people.

Quotes – Bertrand Russell – One of my favourite people!

Quotes – Bertrand Russell – One of my favourite people!

Bertie was a philosopher who spoke it like it was. What he said always made sense.

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
That makes sense to me. Fear of death is the main reason people are religious – fear of hell – fear of god. Not for me. Our destruction of nature has a lot to do with our fear of creatures and natural events. We seek to tame it.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
How true is that? The stupid always think they know while the clever know enough to be sure that it is never black and white.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
The sheeple rule. Maybe people should have to sit a competency test before being allowed to vote? Most people do not want to think about anything. They would rather fill their lives with fun and distraction rather than deal with the real issues. They absorb propaganda and are manipulated by the establishment/politicians/manufacturers through the media lies. You can see it on my blog. If I put up challenging or thought provoking material it is less popular. Put up something light and daft it is really popular.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
He was a great pacifist.
Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.
The hypocrisy of religion, cruelty and stupidity of humans and misuse of funding and knowledge never ceases to amaze me.
I thought I’d end with one that is relevant to Trump and the way he has deliberately stirred up hatred in his campaign.
Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?
Why indeed?
Bertrand certainly had a way of putting things.

Quotes – Ian Dury – always one for a succinct comment.

Quotes – Ian Dury – always one for a succinct comment.

All I want for my birthday is another birthday.

Unfortunately Ian, who was suffering from cancer, didn’t get that next birthday. It sends a message to me that we should enjoy every minute that we have! Life is wonderful!

Some Neil Young Quotes that make sense to me.

Some Neil Young Quotes that make sense to me.

 

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I rate Neil Young up there near to Dylan. But he’s a complex man. I don’t go along with everything the man comes out with. Here’s a few quotes that make sense to me.

I’m not into organized religion. I’m into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we’re all just part of nature.
The ’60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
I don’t like war. I particularly don’t like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we’re going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.

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Emmeline Pankhurst Quotes – Suffragettes fighting for equality.

Emmeline Pankhurst Quotes – Suffragettes fighting for equality.

 

Emmeline believed in equality and wanted the vote for women. She believed in justice so strongly that she was prepared for civil disobedience and even damage to property to force people to take notice. She was prepared to suffer and go to prison for her beliefs. She was a woman of great courage.

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The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
 Nobody listens until you force them to.
Justice and judgment lie often a world apart.
The law is not fair. It is merely a legal system There is not justice in it.
Not by the forces of civil war can you govern the very weakest woman. You can kill that woman, but she escapes you then; you cannot govern her. No power on earth can govern a human being, however feeble, who withholds his or her consent.
If a person is determined you can torture or kill them but you cannot force them, deep inside, to agree with you. You merely provoke lip-service.
Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.
All people are equal. The rights of all have to be upheld.
My parents, especially my father, discussed the question of my brothers’ education as a matter of real importance. My education and that of my sister were scarcely discussed at all.
Education is the basis of freedom and democracy. The education of women is of utmost importance. We need women fully present in all positions of power and decision making. Societies and religions that suppress women are barbaric.

Elvis Presley Quotes – A man trapped by his own success.

Elvis Presley Quotes – A man trapped by his own success.

I was surprised when looking around Graceland to have a glimpse of a man with more intelligence than I had assumed. I think Elvis’s problem was that he was directed by Tom Parker into unsatisfying, but profitable, enterprises. He did not know who to trust and so surrounded himself with a bunch of people who knew him from before he was famous – on the premise that they liked him and not his money. Unfortunately they tended to be not the brightest or most interesting of characters. I think he could have d4eveloped a lot more than he did. He was stuck in an isolated rut.

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Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
The truth is always there and will bite you on the bum.
The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
I’m not sure we managed to see too much of the real man. Elvis had left the building. What we had was the image.
I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.
That’s a joke. I saw the way he ran the studio. He knew exactly what he wanted. It was only during those dreadful film days when he wasn’t in control that he sidelined himself.
A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts.
I’m glad he rediscovered that. Though the glitzy cabaret act he developed was a million miles away from the creative excitement of those early two years. That was the real Elvis for me.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.’
It certainly rocked my world.
People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn’t copy my style from anybody.
He was unique.
Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I guess I don’t have it all over but it still shook me.

George Orwell Quotes – a man who saw politics for what it is – deceit, control and betrayal.

George Orwell Quotes – a man who saw politics for what it is – deceit, control and betrayal.

George was extremely intelligent, far-seeing and perceptive. His words still ring true.

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
The lies we are fed by politicians and the media!
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
Governments and corporations control and manipulate us.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
History is written by the winners.
Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
We call that spin. They stoke up division and hatred. Make black and white out of grey and get us to vote for war.
War is a way of shattering to pieces… materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and… too intelligent.
If only all the money spent on nuclear bombs, fighter planes, armies, tanks and war-ships was put into education and music the world would be a better place.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
I thought this was pertinent to all Trump, Clinton, Brexit and Bremain supporters.
Big Brother is watching you!
In this age of surveillance it has never been truer! But it’s in our own interests – right?

Quotes – Margaret Atwood – A great writer!

Quotes – Margaret Atwood – A great writer!

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Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Me too – I’m only seventeen.
A word after a word after a word is power.
We change the world with ideas.
War is what happens when language fails.
Diplomacy is best – that’s why Europe is better than separate countries – at least they talk instead of fighting.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Getting out into nature is so important. We don’t feel part of it otherwise.
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
Love is the most important experience of all.
Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.
Men are more generically violent than women.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
It’s changing and it needs to change quicker.
I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.
I’d extend that to the whole of nature – all creatures and plants (except spiders of course).
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Quotes – Neitzsche’s wisdom! – Stuff that makes great sense to me.

Quotes – Neitzsche’s wisdom! – Stuff that makes great sense to me.

Nietzsche  isn’t that deep or weird. Philosophy is just good common sense.

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There are no facts, only interpretations.

Every scientist and fanatic would do good to remember this.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Music is probably our greatest creation.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Being an individual and speaking your mind can make you very unpopular. But it is very fulfilling to know that you are true to yourself.

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.

I always want to play.

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

What insecurities does a superbeing have that they demand to be worshipped and believed all the time? That is weird and irrational. Surely a superbeing does not possess those weaknesses and traits? They cannot be that insecure or vengeful? No – just a human construct straight out of our psyche.

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Jim Morrison Quotes – The Lizard King tests reality.

Jim Morrison Quotes – The Lizard King tests reality.

The Doors were one of the top bands. Jim had a reputation for being unreliable and drunk but listening to all the bootlegs he usually sounds great.
If it had not been for his alcohol and drug intake they would not have imploded. His poetry to music worked so well.
The trouble with Jim was that he had this philosophy that reality was unreal and that we humans could pierce it and emerge into a higher reality. He believed drugs were the route.
For those short years the Doors shone. Then Jim got in such a mess he left, went to Paris and died in mysterious circumstances.
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My favourite album remains Strange Days – their second.
There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.
Sounds a bit Rumsfelt. Maybe he was secretly listening to the Doors. Aldous Huxley’s Doors of Perception and William Blake combine to create the Doors.
I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
Sounds like a lot of us. We make it a habit to sabotage ourselves. That human beings for you.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
So true. With a real friend you can totally relax, talk about anything and all the defences go down. So few true friends.
Where’s your will to be weird?
I’ve still got mine pretty much intact. Without it life is pretty dull and mad.
I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.
I like people who don’t fit in, who speak their mind and speak out against the madness, people who create, communicate and laugh a lot.
This is the strangest life I’ve ever known.
Me too. And it’s the only one we’ll ever have. Best make the most of it.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
 And haven’t we seen that all too often of late with Brexit and Trump/Clinton. We are systematically lied to and manipulated.
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