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The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap,
by Abbie Hoffman

The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap,
sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
- Abbie Hoffman

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
- Abbie Hoffman

I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.
- Abbie Hoffman

 

Understand that legal and illegal are political,
and often arbitrary, categorizations;
use and abuse are medical,
or clinical, distinctions.
- Abbie Hoffman

Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.
- Abbie Hoffman

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
- Abbie Hoffman

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Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
- Abbie Hoffman

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents,
not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
- Abbie Hoffman

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
- Abbie Hoffman

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
- Abbie Hoffman

The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
- 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

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
- Abbie Hoffman

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
- Abbie Hoffman

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

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
- Abbie Hoffman

Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
- Abbie Hoffman

I believe in compulsory cannibalism.
If people were forced to eat what they killed,
there would be no more wars.
- 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

You couldn't have fed the '50s into a computer and come out with the '60s.
- Paul Kantner

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

I think It's a bit of a disappointment that a lot of
people's Golden Age of music is still the '60s.
- Jonny Greenwood

It's not until I hear songs that I've done,
that I realize how much of an inspiration music from
the '60s and '70s has been.
- Alicia Keys

There's no single movement out there.
It's not like in the '60s, when Revolver came out and
that's just it for the next year.
- Sean Lennon

The '60s was one of the first times the power of music
was used by a generation to bind them together.
- Neil Young

At the end of the '60s, I was trying to enter the world of comics.
- Sergio Aragones

My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when
she decided to marry a black man in the '60s.
When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family.
- Lisa Bonet

I got into journalism because I came of age in the '60s.
It just seemed one way for me to get things done.
- Joe Klein

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

In the early part of the '60s I was influenced by the Ventures.
- Carl Wilson

I've got a Fender Concert amp from the '60s,
the one Joe Osborn used.
He played his bass through it.
- Johnny Rivers

Here at Wisconsin we didn't get an undergraduate course
in mathematical logic until the '60s.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s.
Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it.
Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?
- Robert Wyatt

I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s.
I've been reading so many novels.
- John Cale

There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s,
and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s.
Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant.
- Paul Kantner

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
- Al Sharpton

I was born in '74, so I missed out on all the great
early '60s and early '70s.
- Alanis Morissette

I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s
I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
- Robert Morgan

I have done a series in the '60s, '70s and '80s.
- Lee Majors

In the late 60s and early 70s, I did get interested in voices,
and in narration and embodying the voice,
making the poem sound like a real person talking.
- Robert Morgan

In the mid-'60s in Berkeley, the theory of measure
spaces of economic agents became one of my main interests.
- Gerard Debreu

My favorite actors when I was a kid were in their '60s.
Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne.
- Joseph Bologna

In the 60s, if you wanted to be an actor,
you couldn't do just one thing.
- Barry Bostwick

I'd always had a big thing for the '60s.
- Miranda Otto

The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period,
in terms of writing, for me.
- Bruce Cockburn

When I came to America in the '60s, it was the place to be.
I wonder if I'd come here today.
- Helmut Jahn

In the '60s, '70s and '80s, everybody was pretty tense on the set.
- Gloria Stuart

I was a sort of rock journalist - whatever that is -
in London in the late '60s.
- Jonathan Demme

The Beatles, the Small Faces and the Kinks were great bands,
but that was in the '60s.
- Gavin Rossdale

The frontiers we broke into in the '60s are still largely unexplored.
- Ken Kesey

When I came back to California in the early '60s I
was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen,
Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer
and work with other artists.
- Johnny Rivers

I've got personal views on the '60s.
You can't have freedom without paying the price for it.
- James Lovelock

Whatever had been on the radio in the '60s;
I mean we were always listening to the radio.
- Tom Araya

In the '60s, parents were told to let their teens rebel,
explore their boundaries.
Increasingly the same message is being given to the parents of tweens.
- Maggie Gallagher

But in those days - in the mid-'50s,
early '60s -
there was less than 300 radio stations that were playing
country music and a lot of that wasn't full time.
- Mel Tillis

I would be copping out if I stayed in the myth of the '60s.
- Jerry Rubin

They say that the best furniture and clothing design
from the '50s and '60s is Scandinavian or Milanese.
- Christian Lacroix

Students in the '60s were responsible for great changes,
politically and socially.
- Tom Ford

The models for me were more the folk-rock singers of the '60s and '70s.
- Carly Simon

Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s
and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published -
certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
- Robert Adamson

He was interviewed in the early '60s by a young novelist,
Pati Hill.
- George Plimpton

The Haight is just a place; the '60s was a spirit.
- Ken Kesey

The '60s were an amazing time.
- Peter Max

I was totally devastated for four years in the mid
'60s when l tried to buck the tide.
- Tommy Rettig

Animation did not become the dominant form of children's
television until the '60s.
- Annette Funicello

I used to think we were going to win in the '60s.
Nixon went out and I thought we won.
- Ken Kesey

Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry,
Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis...
you know in the '60s.
- Joe Cocker

Sometimes, I write '60s or '80s style pop songs.
- Peter Steele

I thought the '60s was the most exciting time and the most vital music,
and we were really together as one mind then.
Then afterwards, the songs and the bad drugs,
that took its toll.
- Mickey Hart

The '60s aren't over; they won't be over until the Fat Lady gets high.
- Ken Kesey


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