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Revolutionary Ideas: 25 Powerful Quotes From Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks was an American stand-up comic who died far too early in life. His comedy was absolutely life-changing, helped break down our egos, and improve our lives. He passed away when we was 32, after successfully exposing the faults of our world for 19 years. Bill even said himself, “Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas.” So, in memory of that idea, here are 25 powerful quotes from Bill that perfectly summarize his life's work:

1. “They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you’re high, you can do everything you normally do just as well — you just realize that it’s not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference.”

2. “I’m tired of this back-slappin’ “isn’t humanity neat” bullshit. We’re a virus with shoes.”

3. “I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out.”

4. “We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.”

5. “Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”

6. “The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God’s infinite love. That’s the message we’re brought up with, isn’t it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.”

7. “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 colored 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.”

8.“I loved when Bush came out and said, ‘We are losing the war against drugs.’ You know what that implies? There’s a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it.”

9. “I believe that there is an equality to all humanity. We all suck.”

10. “Folks, it’s time to evolve. That’s why we’re troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything’s failing? It’s because, um – they’re no longer relevant. We’re supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?”

11. “This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart.”

12. “Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit …unnatural?”

13. “The definition of black irony is Pro-lifers killing Doctors who do abortions”

14. “I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don’t like anything in the mainstream and they don’t like me.”

15. “I ascribe to Mark Twain’s theory that the last person who should be President is the one who wants it the most. The one who should be picked is the one who should be dragged kicking and screaming into the White House.”

16. “Oh sorry, I was taking life seriously.”

17. “I can’t watch TV longer than five minutes without praying for nuclear holocaust.”

18. “I never got along with my dad. Kids used to come up to me and say, “My dad can beat up your dad.” I’d say Yeah? When?”

19. “You see, I think drugs have done some good things for us. I really do. And if you don’t believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor. Go home tonight. Take all your albums, all your tapes and all your CDs and burn them. ‘Cause you know what, the musicians that made all that great music that’s enhanced your lives throughout the years were rrreal fucking high on drugs. The Beatles were so fucking high they let Ringo sing a few tunes.”

20. “Wouldn’t you like to see a positive LSD story on the news? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition? Perhaps? Wouldn’t that be interesting? Just for once? ‘Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration – that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we’re the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather.‘”

21. “This is the material, by the way, that has kept me virtually anonymous in America for the past 15 years. Gee, I wonder why we’re hated the world over? Look at these fat Americans in the front row – ‘Why doesn’t he just hit fruit with a hammer?’ Folks, I could have done that, walked around being a millionaire and franchising myself but no, I had to have this weird thing about trying to illuminate the collective unconscious and help humanity. Fucking moron.”

22. “Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.”

23. “I know this is not a very popular idea. You don’t hear it too often any more … but it’s the truth. I have taken drugs before and … I had a real good time. Sorry. Didn’t murder anybody, didn’t rape anybody, didn’t rob anybody, didn’t beat anybody, didn’t lose – hmm – one fucking job, laughed my ass off, and went about my day. Sorry. Now, where’s my commercial?”

24. “It’s great to be here. I thank you. Ah, I’ve been on the road doing comedy for ten years now, so bear with me while I plaster on a fake smile and plow through this shit one more time.”

25. “I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love, and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.”
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8 Signs You're A Strong Woman Who Stands Out From Everyone Else

Through all the crazy fights and scars, there are some women who are survivors. They stand out from the crowd. Simple women with a heartbreaking smile. They are a source of inspiration that everyone admires. The definition of a strong woman.

Here are eight identifying characteristics of a strong women that stands out from everyone else!

1. Strong Women Have Faith In Themselves

A strong woman knows who she is and what she wants. She has her own set of dreams and won't let anyone hold her back from achieving her goals. Nothing can stop her.

She doesn't need support from anyone. She also has no need to seek approval from anyone. Strong women make their own decisions with confidence and aren't afraid to stand by their choices.

2. Strong Women Seek Respect, Not Attention

You'll never see a strong woman begging for attention. She will never be interested in begging for love either. When a strong woman feels unwanted, she simply leaves the situation.

Respect is far more valuable than attention. It lasts much longer than 15 minutes of fame. Respect is one of the essential keys to success.

Strong women don't have time for toxic relationships where she becomes unappreciated. Absence is her gift to those who don't understand what it means to be in her presence.

3. Strong Women Wear Their Pain Like Armor

A strong woman will always regain her confidence after hardship and depression. She deals with her problems with ease. She doesn't consider herself a victim to the world. She sees her struggles as a chance to learn.

Strong women wear their pain like armor: It's not easy. It's heavy. However, she learns from it and it protects her.

4. Strong Women Lift People Up

Strong women radiate with positivity. They are always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Strong women will stand by your side through heaven and hell.

She will always be there for you. A strong woman is a great listen and willing to offer support through life's challenges. She knows how to cut to your core and can see the good in your soul.

5. Strong Women Never Compare Themselves To Others

Strong women know their limits and abilities. They know they are worthy of respect. Strong women have no need to compare themselves to others.

No one is perfect and a strong woman is well aware of that. However, she also knows that everyone has their own unique gift. She loves to support others.

6. A Strong Woman Isn't Afraid To Cry

She knows that being vulnerable is actually a sign of strength. She knows she is strong enough to pick herself up off the floor. She's ready to heal.

A strong woman never gives up, she always has a reason to continue to fight.

7. Strong Women Are Full Of Forgiveness, Not Revenge

A strong woman wants to free her mind from the prison of negative energy. She wants to find ways to express her love.

An eye for an eye is not the way a strong woman chooses to do things. She moves on, but never forgets what was done to her.

8. A Strong Woman Will Always Tell You The Truth, No Matter How Hard It Is

Often times, telling the truth can be a huge risk and can end up hurting someone. However, strong women believe telling the truth is essential. They know it is a rare thing.

Strong women are brave and have a heart filled with good intentions. People look up to a strong woman. She shines like a diamond in the rough.

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