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    Watch yourself as though you were observing a Martian.
    — Paul Krassner
    I think [audiences are] more aware now of the contradictions in mainstream culture, the phony piety that permeates society, the inhumane hypocrisy.
    — Paul Krassner
    People don't like to be lectured to, but if you can make them laugh, their defenses come down, and for the time being they've accepted whatever truth is embedded in your humor.
    — Paul Krassner
    tags: humor  time  truth  people 
     
    I am neither for conformity nor non-conformity. I am for individuality. If one's individuality is in effect non-conformity, then so be it. But basically, one's individuality consists of conformity-to one's self.
    — Paul Krassner
    Irreverence is our only sacred cow.
    — Paul Krassner
    tags: sacred 
     
    Pope John Paul would be more popular if he called himself Pope John Paul George and Ringo.
    — Paul Krassner
    Avoid internalizing society's sexism, racism, ageism - pick an ism, any ism.
    — Paul Krassner
    tags: racism 
     
    English is my second language. Laughter is my first.
    — Paul Krassner
    tags: laughter  language 
     
    Since I was both an atheist and an absurdist, I had decided that the most absurd thing I could do would be to develop an intimate relationship with the God I didn't believe in.
    — Paul Krassner
    I guess I'm a spiritual secularist, if that's not an oxymoron. My paths of secularism and spirituality are the same: I try to do the appropriate thing at each moment.
    — Paul Krassner
    tags: moment  spiritual  path 
     
    For years, reality has been nipping at the heels of satire. Now, it's finally caught up. I don't need to make this stuff up.
    — Paul Krassner
    tags: reality  satire  year 
     
    I had become an atheist at the age of thirteen, when atomic bombs were dropped on Japan.
    — Paul Krassner
    tags: age  atheist 
     
    There is indeed a business like show business. It's the news.
    — Paul Krassner
    tags: business 
     
    The more repression there is, the more need there is for irreverence toward those who are responsible for that repression. But too often sarcasm passes for irony, name-calling passes for insight, bleeped-out four-letter words pass for wit, and lowest-common-denominator jokes pass for analysis. Satire should have a point of view. It doesn't have to get a belly laugh. It does have to present criticism.
    — Paul Krassner
    I Used To Believe In Reincarnation, But That Was In a Past Life.
    — Paul Krassner
    tags: past  believe 
     
    As long as the government can arbitrarily decide which substances are legal and which are illegal, then those who remain behind bars for illegal substances are political prisoners
    — Paul Krassner
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