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    Sport provides the spectacle, the metaphor, the religious ritual, the putty to fill the cracks in countless lives.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: live  metaphor  religious 
     
    Let the massacres remind us to turn down our political volume and venom.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: political 
     
    When I was five, a tree was my best friend. An old peppercorn on Grandpa's little farm. I'd haul myself into its calloused arms and hide from the world in its foliage. Apart from the pleasure of looking down on unsuspecting adults, I could be Robin Hood in a one-tree Sherwood Forest or Johnny Weissmuller in his jungle. I fell out of my friend once while Tarzan-ing. Gashed a large chunk from a leg. Almost 70 years later, there's still a scar.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: world  friends  adult  pleasure  year 
     
    Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated. Together they are diabolical.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: men  dangerous 
     
    While sticks and stones break bones, words can never hurt? Manifestly untrue. Politics everywhere are holistic, interconnected, and the rhetoric of right or left can produce toxic atmospheres in which lunacy thrives.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: right  politics 
     
    The most intense hatreds are not between political parties but within them.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: hatred  political 
     
    Today, words. Tomorrow, sticks and stones. And the day after that?
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: people  discovery 
     
    The Internet provides a delivery system for pathological states of mind.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: mind  internet 
     
    It's a privilege to present 'Late Night Live'. No radio program, anywhere on Earth, casts a wider net.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: live  present  earth  night 
     
    The events of September 11 were carried out by people armed not with weapons of mass destruction, but with blades you can buy at a newsagent
    — Phillip Adams
    Unless you are willing to try, fail miserable, and try again, success won't happen.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: success  fail 
     
    Fame often comes to those who are thinking about something else, whereas celebrity comes to those who think about nothing else. Celebrity is, if you like, a forgery of fame: it has the form but lacks the content.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: fame  celebrity  thinking 
     
    The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine, forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den.
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: live  addiction  book  library 
     
    Later, in a different home, I befriended a eucalypt, using a resilient bough as a trampoline. Learning nothing from having plummeted from the peppercorn, I'd bounce happily in my haven in the heavens. I loved that tree - and fully understand why Heysen, Roberts, McCubbin and the rest devoted so much time and effort to painting arboreal portraits.
    — Phillip Adams
    Marx was wrong. Religion is not the opiate of the people. Opium suggests something soporific, numbing, dulling. Too often religion has been an aphrodisiac for horror, a Benzedrine for bestiality. At its best it has lifted spirits and raised spires. At its worst it has turned entire civilizations into cemeteries.
    — Phillip Adams
    Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people
    — Phillip Adams
    tags: people  risk  confidence 
     
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