There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.
Bill Hicks (via thingsthatsing)
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.
Henry David Thoreau (via musicisnoise-poetrydirt)
The fact is that certain themes cannot be celebrated in words, and tyranny is one of them. No one ever wrote a good book in praise of the Inquisition.
George Orwell (Books v.Cigarettes)
Destroy my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from the Underground (via fyodors)
To me, a wicked man who is also eloquent
Seems the most guilty of them all. He’ll cut your throat
As bold as brass, because he knows he can dress up murder
In handsome words.
Medea, from Euripides’ Medea (via myancientworld)