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    Action is the only reality; not only reality, but morality as well.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: reality  action  morality 
     
    Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: fire  right  speech 
     
    I learned one thing; you never do anything for fame or money. You only do things 'cause they're fun or good. If you can combine the two at the same time, you can make a contribution to the world and have a lot of happiness.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: happiness  time  world  fun  fame  money 
     
    I think the greatest legacy of the 1960s was the general feeling that not only can you fight the powers that be, but you can win.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: power  fight 
     
    The best way to educate oneself is to become part of the revolution.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: death  respect  war  learn  machine 
     
    To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: evil 
     
    Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: people  language  wishes 
     
    In this state, dig it, you get twenty years for sale of dope to a minor. You only get five to ten for manslaughter. So like, the thing is, if you're selling to a kid and cops come, shoot the kid real quick!
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: real  kids  year 
     
    The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: gone  sex 
     
    When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: men  dignity 
     
    My critique of democracy begins and ends with this point. Kids must be educated to disrespect authority or else democracy is a farce.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    Maintain a sense of humor. People who take themselves too seriously are power-crazy. If they win it will be haircuts for all. Beware of power freaks.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: humor  people  power 
     
    Nostalgia is a form of depression both for a society and an individual.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: sacred 
     
    I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: people  believe  war 
     
    Peace is a very complicated concept. When the lion gobbles up the lamb and wipes his lips, then there's peace. Well, I ain't for that peace at all.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: peace 
     
    I think we are constantly faced with the same decision. The decision to be blindly obedient to authority versus the decision to try and change things by fighting the powers that be is always, throughout history, the only decision.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    Democracy is not something you believe in or a place to hang your hat, but it's something you do. You participate. If you stop doing it, democracy crumbles.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: believe  democracy 
     
    Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: freedom  democracy 
     
    Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: right 
     
    When I appear in the Chicago courtroom, I want to be tried not because I support the NLF - which I do - but because I have long hair.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    If you don't have sex and you don't do drugs, your rock 'n' roll better be awfully good.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: drugs  sex 
     
    The work that the kids saw around them was so odious, so boring, so worthless that they came to regard WORK as the only dirty four-letter word in the English language.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: work  language  kids 
     
    Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they'll tell you it's to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    I just want to do what has to be done so much. I'll never understand why everyone else doesn't feel this way.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    The idea that media is there to educate us, or to inform us, is ridiculous because that's about tenth or eleventh on their list.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: media  ideas 
     
    There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning!
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: power  giving 
     
    The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: revolution 
     
    ..you just get stoned, get the ideas in your head and then do 'em. And don't bullshit. I mean that's the thing about doin' that guerrilla theatre. You be prepared to die to prove your point.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: die  ideas 
     
    It's too late. We can't win, they've gotten too powerful.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: powerful 
     
    Life actors never rehearse and need no script. A life actor uses only what is available, nothing more, nothing less.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: drugs  worth 
     
    Fantasy is the only truth.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: fantasy  truth 
     
    The first duty of a revolutionist is to get away with it. The second duty is to eat breakfast. I ain't going.
    — Abbie Hoffman
    tags: breakfast 
     
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