Peace, love and unity
Famous quotes,lyrics and routines.
"Pot! Right. They lie about marijuanna. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Liiiie. When you're high, you can do everything you normally do, just as well, you just realise it's not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference. ( inhales, as if from spliff ) Sure I can get up at dawn ( inhales ), go to a job I hate, that does not inspire me creatively whatsoever, ( inhales ) for the rest of my fucking life. ( inhales ) Or I can wake up at noon, and learn how to play the sitar..................Pretty simple when it's spelled out in black and white, isn't it" ?
"Why is marijuanna against the law ? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn't the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit......paranoid ?
You know what I mean ? It's nature. How do you make nature against the fucking law ? It grows everywhere. Serves a thousand different functions, all of them positive. To make marijuanna against the law is like saying God made a mistake. You know what I mean ? It's like God on the seventh day looking down on his creation:
' There it is, my creation, perfect and holy in all ways. Now, I can rest..........Oh my Me..........I left fucking pot everywhere..........I should never have smoked that joint on the third day.........shit............That was the day I created possums. Ha ha ha. Ohhh, still gives me a chuckle........If I leave pot everywhere, that's gonna give humans the impression they're supposed to................use it. Now I have to create Republicans.'
' And God wept'.............."I believe is the next verse".
Bill Hicks - Born December 16th, 1961 - Died February 26th, 1994.
( Extract from Bill Hicks live at the Dominion Theatre, London November 1992 ). More below.
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for taday.....
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religeon too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace.....
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
John Winston Lennon
Born October 9th, 1940
Died December 8th, 1980
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religeon. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than to its opposite."
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - Born July 18th, 1918. ( Extracts from Long Walk to Freedom - The autobiography of Nelson Mandela - 1995 ).
"If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another, and science will do for them all they wish and more than they can dream."
Sir Winston Churchill - Born November 30th, 1874 - Died January 24th, 1965.
"I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is." - Forest Gump - Paramount pictures 1994
( Film based on 1986 novel by Winston Groom. In the novel Forest is a smoker of cannabis ).
Homer Jay Simpson - 'Born' April 19th, 1987 - as first seen on the 'Tracey Ullman short 'Good Night.'
( Homer voiced by Dan Castellaneta )
'Well, They'll stone ya when ya tryin' to be so good.
They'll stone just a-like they said they would.
They'll stone ya when you're tryin' to go home.
Then they'll stone ya when you're there all alone.
But I must feel all alone.
Everybody must get stoned.'
Bob Dylan ( Robert Allen Zimmerman ) - Born May 24th, 1941.
( Lyrics taken fron 1st verse Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 - Blonde on Blonde album released 1966 - Columbia Records ).
"It is better to die standing up than to live kneeling down."
( "Es mejor morir a pie que vivir arrodillado." )
Jose Julian Marti y Perez -
Born January 28th, 1853
Died May 19th, 1895
( Although often attributed to other revolutionaries, Marti was the first to coin the quotation.
Marti was a leader of the Cuban independence movement from Spain ).
I hold it true, what'er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than to never have loved at all.
Alfred,Lord Tennyson -
Born August 6th, 1809
Died October 6th 1892
( Extract from In Memoriam A.H.H. This stanza to be found in Canto 27 ).
Release the Pressure
I've got to stand and fight
In His creation
Vanity I know
Can't guide alone
I'm searching to find
A love that lasts all time
I've just got to find
Peace and unity
( Extract lyrics taken from the album 'Leftism' -
Released January 30th, 1995 - HardHands/
Columbia Records ).
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full off trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the starts; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Phone answering message......."...If you want to buy marijuanna..........Press the hash key....."
A man came round from a serious accident. He shouted, " Doctor I can't feel my legs ! " The doctor replied, " I know you can't, I've cut your arms off. "
So I went to the dentist. He said " Say arrgh. " I said why ? He said " My dogs just died. "
Man goes to the doctor with a strawberry on his head. Doctor says, " I'll give you some cream to put on it. "
I was cleaning out the attic the other day with the wife. Filthy, dirty and covered in cobwebs.........But she's good with the kids....
Tommy Frederick Cooper - Born March 19th, 1921
Died April 15th 1984
( Just a small selection of his jokes. Tommy was also an excellent magician and a memeber of The Magic Circle. )
Max Ehrmann-Born September26th, 1872 - Died September 9th, 1945
A final word from Bill Hicks
- is there a point to all of this ? Let's find a point. Is there a point to my act ? I would say there is. I have to.
The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think that it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrill and chills, and it's very brightly coloured, and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question - is this real, or is this just a ride ? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us. They say, ' Hey ! Don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride.' And we........kill those people. Ha ha ha. ' Shut him up ! We have a lot invested in this ride. SHUT HIM UP !
Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real.' It's just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that ? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter because; it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice.
No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love.
The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defence each year, and instead spend it on feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, for ever, in peace.
( Extract from Bill Hicks live at the Dominion Theatre, London November 1992.)
Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana............The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can't remember what they are..........
Matt Lauer on NBC's 'Today' show, August 22nd 1996.
When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale.........
Bill Clinton, U.S President 1993-2001
Forty million Americans smoked marijuana; the only ones who didn't like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton.........
The biggest killer on the planet is stress and I still think the best medicine is and always has been cannabis.............
It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics dope and all of that stuff. It is a thousand times better than whiskey. It is an assistant and a friend...........
I do smoke, but I don't go through all this trouble just because I want to make my drug of choice legal. It's about personal freedom. We should have the right in this country to do what we want, if we don't hurt anybody. Seventy-two million people in this country have smoked pot. Eighteen to 20 million in the last year. These people should not be treated as criminals..............
I think the 'Just say no' mentality is so crazed. I saw a thing in a women's magazine the other day. 'He smokes cannabis, what am I to do ? He laughs it off when I try to tell him, he says it's not really harmful.....' Of course you're half hoping the advice will be, " Well, you know it's not that harmful; if you love him, if you talk to him about it, tell him maybe he should keep it in the garden shed or something," you know, a reasonable point of view. But of course it was, " No, no, all drugs are bad. Librium's good, valium's good. But cannabis oooooh !" I hate that unreasoned attitude...............
Sir Paul McCartney
" I used to smoke marijuana. But I'll tell you something; I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid evening. Just the early evening, mid-evening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon or perhaps the late mid-afternoon, Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late early morning.........But never at dusk.".............
" If John Lennon is deported, I'm leaving too..............with my musicians......and my marijuana."
Monday April 20th, 4:20pm - 2009
Let's make it happen. Support. Believe.
2008 was big - 2009 bigger and better
( Many thanks to Yahoo picture library. All other texts taken from personal library.) Copyright p and d 2007
Badges ? We don't need no stinking badges - Blazing Saddles
O thou weed !
Who are so lovely fair and smell'st so sweet.
That the sense aches at thee, wouldst thou hadst ne'er been born.
William Shakespeare - Born - baptised 26th April 1564 (Birth date unknown) - Died - 23rd Apri 1616