“It’s really distracting when the two girls in front of me keep on opening up their tops and sniffing each other. I’m like: ‘Bitches please, I’m trying to learn some genetics.’”—The incomparable @Mozillo
“You can’t service all of humanity if you allow the needs of politics to triumph over the needs of the people. And if you can’t service all of humanity, what is your relevance?”—Mark Gibbs, contributor to Forbes.com on Twitter’s decision to "reactively withhold content to users in a certain country - while making it available to the rest of the world."
“Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t think the primary purpose of your life, of my life, and the entirety of the human race’s is just to blindly consume to support a failing economy and a faulty system; forever and ever until we run out of every resource and have to resort to blowing each other up to ensure our own survival. I don’t think we’re supposed to sit by idle while we continue to use a long outdated system that produces war, poverty, collusion, corruption, ruins our environment and threatens every aspect of our health and does nothing but divide and segregate us. I don’t think how much military equipment we are selling to other countries; how many hydrocarbons we’re burning; how much money is being printed and exchanged is a good measure of how healthy our society is but I do think I can speak for everyone when I say: we’re sick of this shit.”—The preamble to Enter Shikari’s epic track Ghandi Mate, Ghandi.
“On the internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie. I’m saying: ‘Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.’”—George Lucas on the negaitve fan-reaction to the changes made in the Star Wars films.
“Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, and Hercules don’t scare me. The FBI, the anti-American Committee, J. Edgar Hoover, President Nixon, President Johnson, Martha Mitchell and her husband, or her man, or her woman, Ethel Kennedy, all the Kennedy’s, The Bank of America, Chase Manhattan, Rockefeller, none of these people scare me. What scares me is that one day my son will ask me “What did you do, Daddy, when all the shit was going down?”—Richard Pryor
“We have still got a lot further to go because if you are black or Asian and you are young, your sense of how you are treated is very different and more adverse and is very different from anybody else.”—Former home secretary Jack Straw
“Had the police done their job properly, I would have spent the last 18 years grieving for my son rather than fighting to get his killers to court. This result shows that the police can do their job properly but only if they want to.”—Doreen Lawrence, mother of Stephen Lawrence.