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I hate Stanley Clark, but I have to admit he's playing
by Lester Bangs

I hate Stanley Clark, but I have to admit he's playing
Jazz whether I like it or not.
- Lester Bangs

No, I see it as meaning very little at the moment because
none of the groups are about anything.
- Lester Bangs

The thing is that, they all had real strong personalities
and real distinct identities,
and I don't find most of the groups that are coming out now really do.
- Lester Bangs

The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
- Lester Bangs

 

Nothing ever quite dies, it just comes back in a different form.
- Lester Bangs

Every great work of art has two faces,
one toward its own time and one toward the future,
toward eternity.
- Lester Bangs

Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction
against acid rock and all the fuzz tone,
and feedback, and the noise.
And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that.
- Lester Bangs

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The great thing about The Clash of course is that they
keep searching for answers beyond that.
- Lester Bangs

Corporations are social organizations,
the theater in which men and women realize or fail
to realize purposeful and productive lives.
- Lester Bangs

I'm really schizophrenic about that,
because on the one hand I would say,
yes there is, there's something inherently,
even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this.
- Lester Bangs

The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.
- Lester Bangs

I don't see that there are any particular changes in popular music.
- Lester Bangs

I mean it's easier to be in a demonstration if it's
a trip that's one of the reasons why the whole thing fell apart in 1971,
because it wasn't a trip any longer.
- Lester Bangs

I mean the interesting thing I think would be if something happened like,
what happened in England where all these kids that
all of a sudden can't afford the ticket prices.
- Lester Bangs

That's one reason why it's pretty worthless,
I can't totally buy it, if you think about it,
it's things like the Phil Spector records.
On one level they were rebellion, on another level
they were keeping the teenager in his place.
- Lester Bangs

Here we are in the 70's when everything really is horrible and it really stinks.
The mass media, everything on television everything
everywhere is just rotten.
You know it's just really boring and really evil,
ugly and worse.
- Lester Bangs

I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums
I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of
them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground
I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that.
- Lester Bangs

Basically no, I mean I think that it's very easy to like I say,
smoke a joint or even to wear a Chairman Mao button,
or do a lot of these things with out knowing what's behind it,
and what it really means.
- Lester Bangs

When kids can't afford to see it anymore maybe we'll
have a whole resurgence of garage bands all over America
and this New Wave thing will start to mean something on a grass roots level.
- Lester Bangs

As far as a truly radical conscience,
you have to take it as part of a larger thing,
that it was sort of historical inevitability that with
the coming of a leaguer society people would start
to use drugs a lot more then they had before.
- Lester Bangs

Most of them are pretty down records,
pretty unhappy, pretty confused.
Which only reflects how people in general were feeling,
I mean really the sense that you get is society running down.
- Lester Bangs

It's much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and
shake your fists in the air and all that,
then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things
like that and actually become involved in politics.
- Lester Bangs

No I don't think it was a myth at all,
anymore than what the recession that the whole country
was experiencing was a myth,
which obviously seems like it's going to get worse and worse.
- Lester Bangs

In fact I think now we've reached a point now,
where the powers that be really have sort of vested
interest in all of us being stoned out as much as possible
all the time so we don't know what's going on,
and we don't care.
- Lester Bangs

And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can
also come up with something that is not only original
and creative and artistic,
but also maybe even decent, or moral if I can use words like that,
or something that's like basically good.
- Lester Bangs

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

Hatred freezes hearts, while love warms them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
- Osho

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Return love for hate.
- Anonymous

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

We hate in others what we most fear in ourselves.
- Anonymous

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am a Master of Alchemy; I Transmute Fear and Hate Into Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

I am the wizard. I transmute fear and hate into love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man,
and I hate people like that!
- Tom Lehrer

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44


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