Top 10 Outrageous Figures on the Sgt. Pepper's Album Cover
#10 - AUBREY BEARDSLEY [1872-1898] English Illustrator & Author
AUBREY BEARDSLEY [1872-1898] English Illustrator & Author Image

"In the present age, alas! our pens are ravished by unlettered authors and unmannered critics, that make a havoc rather than a building, a wilderness rather than a garden. But, a lack! what boots it to drop tears upon the preterit?"

#09 - MAE WEST [1893-1980] American Actress
MAE WEST [1893-1980] American Actress Image

"Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried."

#08 - W. C. FIELDS [1880-1946] American Comedian
W. C. FIELDS [1880-1946] American Comedian Image

"I exercise extreme self-control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast."

#07 - ALDOUS HUXLEY [1894-1963] English Writer
ALDOUS HUXLEY [1894-1963] English Writer Image

"The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar . . . Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen."

#06 - DYLAN THOMAS [1914-53] Welsh Poet
DYLAN THOMAS [1914-53] Welsh Poet Image

"Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity."

#05 - EDGAR ALLAN POE [1809-49] American Writer
EDGAR ALLAN POE [1809-49] American Writer Image

"I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom."

#04 - KARL MARX [1818-83] Philosopher, Social Scientist, Communist & Revolutionary
KARL MARX [1818-83] Philosopher, Social Scientist, Communist & Revolutionary Image

"The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like an incubus on the brain of the living."

#03 - LENNY BRUCE [1925-66] American Stand-Up Comedian & Social Critic
LENNY BRUCE [1925-66] American Stand-Up Comedian & Social Critic Image

"Take away the right to say 'fuck' and you take away the right to say 'fuck the government.'"

#02 - WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS [1914-97] American Author & Godfather of Punk
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS [1914-97] American Author & Godfather of Punk Image

"In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom . . . Make no mistake; all intellectuals are deviants in the U.S."

#01 - ALEISTER CROWLEY [1875-1947] English Occultist
ALEISTER CROWLEY [1875-1947] English Occultist Image

"Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales . . . Knowing nothing and fearing everything, they rant and rave and riot like so many maniacs. The subject does not matter. Any idea which gives them an excuse of getting excited will serve. They look for a victim to chivy, and howl him down, and finally lynch him in a sheer storm of sexual frenzy which they honestly imagine to be moral indignation, patriotic passion or some equally avowable emotion."

User Comments - Add a Comment
GRUNO GRANOVSKY - 2009-09-16 22:44:09

I GOT GO WITH THE HAIRDRESSERS DUMMY.

A man on the internet, browsing this site. - 2009-09-20 02:01:32

wow, I never realised that any of those individuals featured on the album cover. Guess I didn't really look at it for too long. Another good top ten, alternative reel.