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To steal from a brother or sister is evil.
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
- 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

Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
- Abbie Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland

Those you trust the most can steal the most.
- Lawrence Lief

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
- Mario Puzo

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best minds are not in government.
If any were, business would steal them away.
- Ronald Reagan

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.
To steal from many is research.
- Anonymous

A likely source for terrorists seeking to buy or steal
nuclear materials is the former Soviet Union.
- Lee H. Hamilton

I steal from every movie ever made.
- Quentin Tarantino

When we went up against teams that were better,
I just hoped that we could steal the victories.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Authors from whom others steal should not complain,
but rejoice.
Where there is no game there are no poachers.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Now, I don't mind making fun of those preachers who steal money from people,
they kind of deserve it.
- Victoria Jackson

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire;
and where they make a wilderness,
they call it peace.
- Tacitus

The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius,
is to copy.
That's the best thing.
Just steal.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I'm not a pacifist.
I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also
supported the intervention in Korea,
but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
- Benjamin Spock

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

Drugs will get you out of your own way,
but we lived it, and that's dangerous.
It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul,
and that's what happened.
- Steven Tyler

A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.
- Don Henley

The immature artist imitates.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

The costermongers' boys will, I am informed,
cheat their employers, but they do not steal from them.
- Henry Mayhew

You couldn't beg, borrow, or steal a job in 1931,
1932...
it was really tough.
- Roy Rogers

The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law,
which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.
- Jimmy Breslin

Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.
- Pete Rose

In fact, the bandits steal the drinks and assistance
provided along the course.
Worse, they cross the finish line and mess up the scoring of legitimate runners.
- Joe Henderson

My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen,
something like that.
Not me, I just wanted to steal people's money!
- John Dillinger

Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil
as those who steal from the public purse.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

If my children were hungry I should think I would steal to feed them.
- Ian Smith

Good writers borrow from other writers.
Great writers steal from them outright.
- Aaron Sorkin

I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me,
and I stop them, frequently, take them to court.
I love a good lawsuit.
It's fun.
- Alan Alda

I think all comics borrow from each other.
Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn't one of them.
In the end, I couldn't figure out who to steal from,
so I stopped doing it.
- Steve Buscemi

Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal,
he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.
- Al Stewart

Bad artists copy.
Good artists steal.
- Pablo Picasso

We steal if we touch tomorrow.
It is God's.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
- T. S. Eliot

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism.
If you steal from two, it's research.
- John Burke

Blake is damned good to steal from.
- Henry Fuseli

When I worked on Altar Boys, they wanted to see us having fun.
The four of us would have fun on set and steal each other's lines,
and mess with the director.
- Kieran Culkin

All actors almost always try to steal some of their wardrobe.
- Joe Lando

That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause -
I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white
kids are going to steal rap.
- Kid Rock

Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from.
He's such a great actor, he's off the hook.
I love him.
- Kevin Bacon

It's sort of an action flick.
You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds.
- Anthony Anderson

So to make those checks better, I used to steal lollipops
and sell them at school -
but I got caught.
- Method Man

Like with Berle, he was always trying to steal the scene,
get a little extra.
- Phil Silvers

The creative works of the entertainment industry belong
to the millions of people who make them and are not
for others to steal or unlawfully distribute.
- Dan Glickman

If we steal thoughts from the moderns,
it will be cried down as plagiarism;
if from the ancients,
it will be cried up as erudition.
- Charles Caleb Colton

When we played softball, I'd steal second base,
feel guilty and go back.
- Woody Allen

The right man, in the right place, at the right time,
can steal millions.
- Gregory Nunn

There's a difference between criminals and crooks.
Crooks steal.
Criminals blow some guy's brains out.
I'm a crook.
- Ronald Biggs


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