Quotes for #Occupy Wall Street

October 17, 2011

One thing everybody can agree on – we’re living in exciting times. The global Occupy Wall Street movement has been a long time coming. Many of the sentiments emanating from the slogans and placards will resonate for decades to come. As an avid collector of Quotable Quotes here are some quotes from Pre-OccupyWallStreet which I feel reflect the same ideas.

    • Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau


    • None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


    • Since our societies – or rather their governments and big corporations – arent willing to really go about solving our economic and social and political problems, they have hit upon a simple technique (technique, not solution) by which they are going to make us fit, rather than any solution fit. We, as human beings, will be changed so that the problems cease because we cease to be humans any longer, in any real sense.~ Philip K Dick’


    • What a tragic realm this is, he reflected. Those down here are prisoners, and the ultimate tragedy is that they dont know it. They think they are free because they have never been free, and do not understand what it means. This is a prison, and few men have guessed.~ Philip K. Dick


    • Unfuck the world~ T Shirt


    • And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom~ Anais Nin


    • The difference between a banker and a wanker is a spelling mistake~ Unknown


    • No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.~ Nietzsche


    •  To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.~ Elbert Hubard


    • Keep your bullshit detector in good workin order.~ Forrest Gump’


    •  Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money. ~ Cree Proverb


    • Work. Consume. Be Silent. Die.~ Graffiti




    •  Our denuded networked selves don’t look more free, they just look more owned– Zadie Smit


    •  Things are not always as partisan zealots portray them through highly selective editing of reality. Sometimes a fuller truth is found on the cutting-room floor -California Attorney General Jerry Brown


    • There’s a bailout coming but its not for me
      Its for the the creeps who watch the ticker on tv
      There’s a bailout coimng but its not for you
      Its for the creeps that hide what they do
      – Neil Young.


    •  When there is too much order, too much management, too much programming and control, it becomes the duty of superior men and women to fling their favorite monkey wrenches into the machinery ~Tom Robbins


    • If Aristole were around today He’d probably conclude that most Americans were, for all intents and purposes, slavesDavid Graeber


    • Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.– Steve Jobs


    • That’s Marshall McLuhan’ overarching big idea. We are fundamentally, almost inherently, unable to see the largest thing in our lives — our environment. This ocean of ideas, assumptions, expectations, constraints, drivers, beliefs, blinders, and influences that shape our lives and minds is hidden from us precisely because we are in it and of it. It takes a peculiar stance and foolishness to step outside it long enough to perceive it.“Environments are invisible.”


    • “Corporations are getting better and better at seducing us into thinking the way they think—of profits as the telos and responsibility as something to be enshrined in symbol and evaded in reality. Cleverness as opposed to wisdom. Wanting and having instead of thinking and making. We cannot stop it. I suspect what’ll happen is that there will be some sort of disaster—depression, hyperinflation—and then it’ll be showtime: We’ll either wake up and retake our freedom or we’ll fall apart utterly. Like Rome—conqueror of its own people.”– David Foster Wallace, The Pale King


    • You think you’re free? Trying going anywhere without fucking money.~ Bill Hicks


    • How can the Americans remain so consistently brain-fucked? Much of the world, including plenty of Americans, asks that question as they watch U.S. culture go down like a thrashing mastodon giving itself up to some Pleistocene tar pit. One explanation might be the effect of 40 years of deep fried industrial chicken pulp, and 44 ounce Big Gulp soft drinks ~ Joe Bagent


  • “… people are being persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on people we don’t care about” ~ Tim Jackson





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