Posts tagged "hero"
I don’t vote. Two reasons. First of all it’s meaningless; this country was bought and sold a long time ago. The shit they shovel around every 4 years *pfff* doesn’t mean a fucking thing. Secondly, I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around – they say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain’, but where’s the logic in that? If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people into office who screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You caused the problem; you voted them in; you have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain about the mess you created that I had nothing to do with.
George Carlin. It’s election season in Ireland.
- Rob Eshman: Before we wrap up, I just had one small question, which is, Christopher, how are you feeling?
- Christopher Hitchens: Oh! Thank you for asking. Um, well, I'm dying. But so are you.
- Michael Parkinson: "What was the nearest to kick-off that you made love to a woman?"
- George Best: "Um...think it was half-time actually."
I’m not a believer in predetermined fates, being rewarded for one’s efforts. I’m not a believer in karma. The reason why I try to be a good person is because I think it’s the right thing to do. If I commit fewer bad acts there will be fewer bad acts, maybe other people will join in committing fewer bad acts, and in time there will be fewer and fewer of them.
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.