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    Beware of privilege. It stinks of rotten fish heads, many of which were lapping the shore beneath the jetties.
    — Ralph Steadman
    You see, nature will do exactly what it must, and if we are a hindrance to its development, to even its destructive powers to reform itself and we are in a way, we will go.
    — Ralph Steadman
    Like you do about Nelson Mandela, you can't help feeling the guy's a good man.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: men  help 
     
    What I used to do with a passion, foolishly and vainly imagining I would change the world for the better, I no longer tolerate in myself or anyone else. But draw, always draw - and WRITE.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: world  write  passion 
     
    Man's idea of God, and a God's collusion, is an essential part of the equation to wage war.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: god  war  ideas 
     
    Suspicion and doubt lead to animosity and hatred.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: doubt  hatred 
     
    Governments are not running the show anymore. Scumbag Entrepreneurs are, and they have a harsh and ruthless agenda.
    — Ralph Steadman
    Man has an innate capacity for violence, but can only justify it in the name of justice.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: justice  men  violence 
     
    Funny thing about Americans. They are the first to adopt weird lifestyles and radical views but they are the most conservative race on earth.
    — Ralph Steadman
    You know, we're really destroying ourselves because we're really making the motivating force of anything we do selfish.
    — Ralph Steadman
    I see if I can make human beings look like reptiles.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: human 
     
    At first, I thought 'this series is going to be all about death and desecration,' but instead became a more complex landscape of human relationships. I hope I put something of these feelings into the portraits that I made of the characters, which were landscapes in themselves. An irony in the subject of crystal meth is how beautifully it resembles the desert sky.
    — Ralph Steadman
    One can derive the same fun from print-making as from making mud pies and great subtlety can be achieved through the use of transparent inks, half-tone screens and even accidental colour combinations, which is often where the art hides.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: fun 
     
    I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: nature  power  ideas 
     
    America is ripe for lies and lethargy. The pure mountain air is going and gone. It is a huge burden and a sadness for us all.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: sadness  lies  gone  america 
     
    It makes me so desperately sad to witness just how unforgivably wretched our world has become.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: world  sad 
     
    I am an artist, I trade in uncertainty and superstition and cant. I invent dark visions of impossible situations that can never be resolved.
    — Ralph Steadman
    I am ashamed of a human race that can continue to allow the sordid ambitions of politicized groups who genuinely feel that right is on their side, and can therefore instigate such atrocities in the name of their own sense of right and wrong.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: human  ambition  right  wrong  race 
     
    Whats a gonzotic frenzy? Well its me in the throes of an ink splattering attempt to capture the feeling I have at that particular time.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: time 
     
    Half of art is accident, but there is no accident without free experiment.
    — Ralph Steadman
    Call immediately. Time is running out. We both need to do something monstrous before we die.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: time  die  running 
     
    Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: evil  hate  revenge  misery 
     
    Moral authority has been laid to rest, world opinion is no more than a game show and the difference between good and evil is about as relevant as changing channels.
    — Ralph Steadman
    There's no such thing as a mistake, really. It's just an opportunity to do something else.
    — Ralph Steadman
    God invented mankind because he loved silly stories.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: mankind  god  stories 
     
    I have even written a book about Wine called The Grapes of Ralph.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: book 
     
    Americans live with the certain knowledge that the source of their greatness has not yet been released.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: live  greatness  american 
     
    There is no truly global justice.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: justice 
     
    Animal Farm has seen off all the opposition. It's as valid today as it was fifty years ago.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: animals  year 
     
    I've done the Rolling Stones eating each other.
    — Ralph Steadman
    Isolationism is over.
    — Ralph Steadman
    Hunter and I never got proper journalistic accreditation to go anywhere. Nobody was giving us passes to go in here or there. We always had to somehow talk our way in.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: giving 
     
    You see that's what I think is such a terrible, terrible betrayal, the trust that people have in government.
    — Ralph Steadman
    'Happiness is a Small Politician' - my mantra then and forever more.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: happiness  forever 
     
    What actually happened was that Rolling Stone paid me fifteen hundred dollars for the use of all the drawings - about twenty four of them - and then offered to buy the originals from me, which my agent urged 'was a good move!'. He sold the whole damn treasure trove to Jann Wenner for the princely sum of sixty dollars per drawing. I rue the day I let him convince me.
    — Ralph Steadman
    The betrayal of people's good will, good trust that things are being done for the best and they actually ARE being done for the best.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: betrayal  trust 
     
    I once saw a lump of Greenland breaking off into the sea and moving south, which of course will affect the atmosphere and us generally, and it'll happen more and more.
    — Ralph Steadman
    Whores get bow-legged and bankers get mean, which is strange when you think that if whores get bow-legged, bankers should get generous, but they never do.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: banker 
     
    Business should never be allowed to justify mean, thug ugly deals for any reason.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: business 
     
    I am an artist and have no right buggering about with verbs and split infinitives, which is what being a writer says to me.
    — Ralph Steadman
    tags: right  artist 
     
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