Wise words from our late poet, Bill Hicks.
2005-06-22 05:11:49 ET

Since I'm into long quotes lately, this one by Bill Hicks so rocks:

The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose
to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds
are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills
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

"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."

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 anytime 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 defences each year and instead spend it feeding
and 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, forever, in peace.

2005-06-24 10:54:03 ET

Nicely put!

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