Offbeat Quotes


Antonin Artaud
"Where there is a stink of shit there is a smell of being."

J. M. Barrie
"We are all failures—at least, the best of us are."

Charles Baudelaire
"What matters an eternity of damnation to someone who has found in one second the infinity of joy?"

Richard Brautigan
"It's strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult."

Charles Bukowski
"Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink."

John Cage
"Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness."

Drew Carey
"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY & they meet at the bar." 

George Carlin
"I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to."

Arthur C. Clarke
"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

Aleister Crowley
"The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal."

Salvador Dali
"Have no fear of perfection—you'll never reach it."

Charles Darwin
"As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities."

F. Scott Fitzgerald
"In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day."

Judy Garland
"We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality."

Andre Gide
"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."

Woody Guthrie
"You can't write a good song about a whorehouse unless you've been in one."

Sterling Hayden
"To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest."

Mitch Hedberg
"My girl works at Hooters, in the kitchen."

Jimi Hendrix
"I used to live in a room full of mirrors. All I could see was me."

Bill Hicks
"If you are living for tomorrow, you will always be one day behind."

Alfred Jarry
"To be weird! That is my goal!"

Carl Jung
"We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil."

Franz Kafka
"In the struggle between yourself and the world, side with the world."

Jack Kerouac
"I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted."

Ken Kesey
"What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking."

Sam Kinison
"My view of life is 'If you're going to miss Heaven, why miss it by two inches? Miss it!'"

Richard Lewis
"I'm a major hypochondriac. I won't even masturbate anymore. I'm afraid I might give myself something."

Malcolm Lowry
"Days filled with cheap and tarnished moments succeed each other, restless and haunted nights follow in bitter routine . . ."

Carson McCullers
"We are homesick most for the places we have never known."

H. L. Mencken
"The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more of less enlightened man of the 13th Century." 

Henry Miller
"One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things."

Jim Morrison
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

Friedrich Nietzsche
"It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms."

Anais Nin
"We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are."

Harvey Pekar
"I think that the so-called average person often exhibits a great deal of heroism in getting through an ordinary day . . ."

Robert Pirsig
"We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people's lives."

Iggy Pop
"What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen."

Richard Pryor
"If I ain't horny, I check to see if my heart's beatin'."

Thomas Pynchon
"There was no difference between the behavior of a god and the operations of pure chance."

Joey Ramone
"I enjoyed my life when I had nothing . . . and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me."

Keith Richards
"If you're gonna get wasted, get wasted elegantly."

Johnny Rotten
"Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative."

Carl Sagan
"For a long time the human instinct to understand was thwarted by facile religious explanations." 

Arthur Schopenhauer
"To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake."

Hubert Selby, Jr.
"Writing, like any art, is a continuing process of discovering the infinite possibilities of Life." 

Upton Sinclair
"I know that our liberties were not won without suffering, and may be lost again through our cowardice."

"Drugs and sex go hand in hand when you're a rock and roll musician. Whereas if I were a violinist, it might be a little different."

Doug Stanhope
"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." 

Tom Stoppard
"Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?"

Captain Tony Tarracino
"All you need in this life is a tremendous sex drive and a great ego. Brains don't mean a shit."

Hunter S. Thompson
"The Sixties were an era of extreme reality. I miss the smell of tear gas. I miss the fear of getting beaten."

J. R. R. Tolkien
"Not all those who wander are lost."

Gore Vidal
"Because there is no cosmic point to the life that each of us perceives on this distant bit of dust at galaxy's edge, all the more reason for us to maintain in proper balance what we have here. Because there is nothing else. Nothing. This is it. And quite enough, all in all."

Vincent van Gogh
"There is safety in the midst of danger. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"

Sid Vicious
"Well, you know, like, I don't really give a fuck what the general public think." 

Kurt Vonnegut
"How nice—to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive."

Tom Waits
"Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk."

Andy Warhol
"I never think that people die. They just go to department stores."

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