Gary Digs Tales of the holes I dig, the dirt piles I make, and the holes I fill at the B-Bar-Lazy-B

November 21, 2008

Quote Repository…

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“The trouble, doll is not moving mountains,
but digging the ground that you're on”

by Jakob Dylan, Something good this way comes - Seeing Things

“He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man.”
by Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (cd) - Margaritaville Records

“I've seen more of this state's poor cowboys, miners, railroaders and Indians go broke buyin' pickup trucks. The poor people of this state are dope fiends for pickup trucks. As soon's they get ten cents ahead they trade in on a new pickup truck. The families, homesteads, schools, hospitals and happiness of Montana have been sold down the river to buy pickup trucks!... And there's a sickness here worse than alcohol and dope. It is the pickup truck debt! And there's no cure in sight.”
by Thomas McGuane, Rancho Deluxe (1975)

“I do not reject the Hegelian ingredient in Marx in order to repudiate the Hegel-Marx struggle for freedom and economic equality, but in order to insist that there can be no freedom and economic equality without objective knowledge.”
by Marvin Harris, Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture

“Once a situation of violence and oppression has been established, it engenders an entire way of life and behavior for those caught up in it--oppressors and oppressed alike. Both are submerged in this situation, and both bear the marks of oppression.”
by Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

“We are children only once; and after those few years are gone, there is no second chance to make amends. In this respect, the consequences of unequal education have a terrible finality.”
by Jonathan Kozol, Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

“You can't shit on someone's porch while you ask them for a cup of sugar...”
by Gary M. Blakely II, IM with Kevin K. about Bush's foreign policy blunders

“Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. {online here p.258}”
by Thomas Jefferson, 1787 letter to his nephew Peter Carr

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. {online here p.89}”
by Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)

“It cannot be a matter of taste whether you believe or do not believe that pollution is a menace, that the underdeveloped countries are getting poorer, that the multinationals are promoting a nuclear arms race, that war is instinctual, that women and blacks are inferior, or that the green revolution is a hoax.”
by Marvin Harris, Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture

“To exist, humanly, is to name the world, to change it. Once named, the world in its turn reappears to the namers as a problem and requires of them a new naming.”
by Paulo Friere , Pedagogy of the Oppressed

“I am profoundly convinced that every nationalism offers humanity only the greatest unhappiness... It is true that the nationalism of oppressed peoples -- as a natural self-defensive reaction -- is much more excusable than the nationalism of peoples who oppress; but, if the nationalism of the strong is ignoble, the nationalism of the weak is imprudent; both give birth to and support each other...”
by L. L. Zamenhof, L.L. Zamenhof Wikipedia article

“More often than not, faith divides people with common interests...”
by Gary M. Blakely II, Just Thinkin' Out Loud

“Almost all varieties of meat are good enough to be better than vegetables, except veal. Veal is a very young beef and, like a very young girlfriend, it's cute but boring and expensive.”
by P. J. O'Rourke, The Bachelor Home Companion: A Practical Guide to Keeping House Like a Pig

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