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"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." -- Thomas Paine


"The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter, - but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement." - William Pitt, former Prime Minister of Great Britain


"... the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon ... simply by dragging 100 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head." - Mr. Wheeler to taxi driver in The Pig Trap


"These people are playing with matches ... I don't think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are fucking around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths ... and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon ... simply by dragging 100 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head." - Mr. Wheeler to taxi driver in The Pig Trap


"Ellsbury would have signed with North Korea if they offered the most money." - a tweet by Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald on Jacoby Ellsbury leaving the Red Sox for the Yankees


"U.S. Navy SEALS removed one Muslim threat to America. It's up to the voters to remove the other." - Anon.


"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell


"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity." - Abraham Lincoln


"When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional, and now it's legal. I'm getting out before Obama makes it mandatory." - from the Internet, attributed to one GySgt Harry Berres, USMC


"...for of course it is not the employer who pays wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages and it is the management that arranges the production so that the product may pay the wages." - from My life and work - by Henry Ford, Samuel Crowther


"I had writer's block for so long, and as a writer, your self-worth is literally based on the last thing you wrote." - Amy Winehouse, 2007


"If you want to pet that old hound dog, make sure he ain't rolled in shit." - Neil Young, from the rare single Don't Spook the Horse


"Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it." - Pope John Paul II


"Don't blame me - I voted for Ron Paul." - spotted on a bumper sticker


"Withdrawl in disgust is not the same as apathy." - from REM's What's the Frequency, Kenneth?


"As an American, I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name. America gave him the White House based on the same credentials." - Newt Gingrich


"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise." - Thomas Gray


"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw


"speaking truth to power used to be noble not controversial" - Anonymous


"The power of an attitude is amazing" - John Steinbeck in Travels With Charley


"Writing your name can lead to writing sentences. And the next thing you'll be doing is writing paragraphs, and then books. And then you'll be in as much trouble as I am!" - Henry David Thoreau


"Only through immitation do we develop toward originality." - John Steinbeck from his Travels With Charley


"This is a list of what I should have been. But I'm not." - Adam Duritz


"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?" - Jay Leno


"A paradigm shifting without the clutch" - Scott Adams, author of Dilbert


"Speaking as one who has abused privilege a long time, I tell you, it's great to be alive." - Warren Zevon


"As the spirit wanes the form appears." - Henry Bukowski


"Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I'm not interested in, I can't even feign interest." - Quentin Tarantino


"Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end." - unknown, from a buddy on IRC


"Rainy day people always seem to know when it's time to call." - from Gordon Lightfoot's 1973 album Sundown.


A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -Thomas Jefferson


"If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation." - Tom Stoppard (1937 - )


"The foundation of authority is based upon the consent of the people." - Thomas Hooker of Hartford, Connecticut in 1638


"More people write poetry than read it." - George Carlin


"The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars." - U.S. General William Westmoreland


"Give me love or electrocution, mmm lots." - Chris Whitley's Altitude from the CD Dirt Floor


"My brain is hung like a horse." - Francis Ottoman from the comic strip Player Vs Player


"I say my prayers, then I just light myself on fire, and I walk out on the wire once again." - Adam Duritz of Counting Crows


"Time exists so everything doesn't happen at once." - anon.


"I live in a very small house but my windows look out on a very large world." - Confucius 550-478 B.C.


"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election." - Otto Von Bismarck


"I'm not tense; just terribly, terribly alert." - anonymous


"Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions." - C.K.Chesterton


"I have spent half my life trying to get away from journalism, but I am still mired in it - a low trade and a habit worse than heroin, a strange seedy world full of misfits and drunkards and failures." - from Hunter S. Thompson's A Generation of Swine


"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners." - Johnny Carson


"There is no reason for anyone in this country- anyone except a police officer or military person- to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun. The only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns." - President William Jefferson Clinton, 1993


"Ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State." - Heinrich Himmler, 1935 - German SS general, head of the Gestapo, Hitler's minister of the interior


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." - Herm Albright


"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” - George Bernard Shaw


"Pure, white rock 'n' roll, with no blues influence." - Johnny Ramone, of The Ramones, on his guitar style


"To err is dysfunctional, to forgive co-dependent." - Berton Averre


"I'm voting Republican in November. The Democrats left a bad taste in my mouth." - Monica Lewinski


"Profanity is the crutch of inarticulate motherfuckers." - kcurtis@emory.edu


"I'm commited to The Muse." - Neil Young on NPR's Fresh Air, with Terry Gross - an excerpt from a much more descriptive quote too large for inclusion on the site's opening page. I've included the rest of the quote here for your consideration.It is:

"I only try to write when I feel like writing. But if I feel like writing, I don't care what else is going on. I won't do it. I will write. And I think that's why I've written so many songs. If an idea comes to me out of nowhere, I look at it like a gift. It's not a distraction. Everything else in the room is a distraction. I don't care what it is. So in that way I'm commited, I'm commited to The Muse. I com-, I roll with The Muse. Wherever it goes. It comes to me. I'm going with it."

"...all of this is coming from somewhere else. You just have to be there, ready, with open arms to take it in, and then, and then send it back out in a form that people can understand or people can enjoy." - Neil Young


"When I grow up I want to be a little boy." - from Joseph Heller's Something Happened


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