Archive for the ‘Quotations’ Category


Reggie Jackson

“For the right amount of money, you’re willing to eat Alpo.”

–Reggie Jackson, quoted in The Sporting News, February 1, 1988

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(from The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations)

Front cover of "The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations


“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

–Albert Einstein (attributed–I have major doubts about this one, but it’s funny enough to post anyway)


Ed Snowden

“I think the focus on Trump is a mistake. Faith in elected leaders to fix our problems is the mistake that we keep repeating. When President Obama was elected to the White House, he said all the right things. If we’re hoping for a champion, if we’re waiting for a hero, we’ll be waiting forever.”

–interview on acTVism


“You can always tell the FBI agent. He’s the one who’s trying to get you to bomb something.”

–Anonymous, quoted on Rats-NoSnitch

(Rats-NoSnitch has a free e-book on recognizing informers and provocateurs, and avoiding FBI entrapment. I haven’t read the whole thing, but what I have read of it seems right on the money.)

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I returned a couple of hours ago from the anti-Trump march/rally in downtown Tucson today. My best guess is that at least 10,000 people showed up. More on this in a post later tonight or tomorrow.


"tommy Shelby" from Peaky Blinders

¨All religion is a foolish answer to a foolish question.”

–“Tommy Shelby” in Peaky Blinders (season 3 episode 3)


Julian Assange

“Donald Trump is not a DC insider, he is part of the wealthy ruling elite of the United States, and he is gathering around him a spectrum of other rich people and several idiosyncratic personalities. They do not by themselves form an existing structure, so it is a weak structure which is displacing and destabilizing the pre-existing central power network within DC. It is a new patronage structure which will evolve rapidly, but at the moment its looseness means there are opportunities for change in the United States: change for the worse and change for the better.”

–quoted by Ben Jacobs in The Guardian 12-24-16

“God Wants Peace”

Posted: November 12, 2016 in Humor, Quotations, Religion
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“The religious papers are rather interesting reading just now. It appears that God wants peace in Britain. God wants peace in the United States. God wants peace in the Balkan States. God wants peace in France. God wants peace all over the world, but Hitler won’t let him have it.”

The Freethinker (1942), quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations