“Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. Only freedom and love.
“Tupac died at 25. If Malcolm X died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red. If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would’ve been known as a local baptist preacher. And if I had died at 25 I would’ve been known as a struggling musician. Only a sliver of my life’s potential.
“I hope the exit is joyful — and I hope never to return.
“I hate when people take other people’s glasses and say “You have horrible vision.” Do you take wheelchairs from people and go “Wow, you have shitty legs!”?
“Culture Is Your Weapon.
“The letters are weapons. Instead of Orson Welles stating that the books will be burnt, the books will stay there. The letters have left the page, and once it went up then they had better be ready to fly.
“If you can’t imagine it, you can’t create it.
“Expectations are resentments under construction.
“The fittest survive.
What is meant by the fittest?
Not the strongest; not the cleverest —
Weakness and stupidity everywhere survive.
There is no way of determining fitness except in that a thing does survive.
`Fitness’ then, is only another name for `survival.’
“The Earth is a farm. We are someone else’s property.
“If there is a universal mind, must it be sane?
“I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
“Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that the mere fact of our existence should keep us all in a state of contented dazzlement.
“I believe in man. I believe in mankind, as the worst and the best that has happened to this world.
There is a revolution of the spirit as well as the body that is overcoming the dictates of materiality, of modernism and the consumer culture… it is what happens when a group of people is put upon for centuries at a time and their desire for utter freedom grows beyond the capacity of any seeking control over them to contain.
It is when expression becomes mandatory, where not even death is threat enough to maintain silence.