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L. Neil Smith Quotes and Sayings

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I'm as radical as libertarians come.
- L. Neil Smith

I'm tired of being lied to by government,
by the media, and by every corporation I have anything to do with.
- L. Neil Smith

I'll remind you all, however, that for government,
existence is a privilege, not a right.
- L. Neil Smith

Collective states are constitutionally incapable of
reliably producing anything but corpses.
- L. Neil Smith

 

What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession,
a war of independence, no different in principle from
what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s.
- L. Neil Smith

The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity
and freedom is a ridiculous lie.
- L. Neil Smith

As a novelist, I have a somewhat higher soapbox to
stand on than most people do when it comes to talking
back to the merchants of fear.
- L. Neil Smith

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Beloved friends and comrades...
the national Libertarian Party is dead.
- L. Neil Smith

We must oppose programs that would take food from the
mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people,
and we must do it...
for the children.
- L. Neil Smith

I'm tired of living in a police state.
- L. Neil Smith

City governments ought to be abolished,
if only as a public health measure.
- L. Neil Smith

It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented -
and unprecedentedly profitable -
effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race.
- L. Neil Smith

This planet is 15 million years overdue for an asteroid
strike like the one that killed the dinosaurs.
- L. Neil Smith

Lincoln emancipated nobody.
The man freed not a single slave.
- L. Neil Smith

Government is waging war against the people.
- L. Neil Smith

Today, human civilization is drowning in a sea of lies.
- L. Neil Smith

As to the media, they are protected by the First Amendment,
as they should be.
- L. Neil Smith

People in the mass media tend more and more every day
to look and act like elected and appointed officials.
- L. Neil Smith

The first thing you need to know, in order to establish
some perspective and avoid panic,
is that the violent government excesses we're seeing
today are far from unprecedented.
- L. Neil Smith

I'm tired of being considered property.
- L. Neil Smith

A libertarian presidential candidate isn't going to win anyway,
so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft,
and it isn't the job of a libertarian presidential
candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft.
- L. Neil Smith

The fact is that surveys which media people openly
admit to show that fewer than twelve percent of their
customers believe they're doing a good job,
while the average profit margin in television is in
the neighborhood of eighty percent.
- L. Neil Smith

The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians,
bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military -
that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious
talents in a free market,
unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners.
- L. Neil Smith

Violent crime is a solved problem - all they have to
do is repeal the laws that keep those intelligent,
capable, and responsible men and women from arming themselves,
and violent crime evaporates like dry ice on a hot summer day.
- L. Neil Smith

I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that,
if any public official, elected or appointed,
at any level of government, is caught lying to any
member of the public for any reason,
the punishment shall be death by public hanging.
- L. Neil Smith

We are expected to believe that anyone who objects
to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist,
and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to
hand it over to the government for safekeeping.
- L. Neil Smith

I'm tired of being considered some kind of criminal
or dangerous throwback for no other reason than that I value,
exercise, and defend my rights under the first ten
Amendments to the United States Constitution.
- L. Neil Smith

The main problem is that for a boycott to be effective,
you must first persuade thousands - maybe even millions of others -
to go along,
which is a lot of work and usually not successful.
- L. Neil Smith

Poverty is a solved problem - all they have to do is
abolish taxes and regulations which cripple those intelligent,
capable, and responsible men and women and destroy
their productive capacity,
then stand back and watch the economy boom.
- L. Neil Smith

It's often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth.
But that's a lie, too, in its way.
The reality is that, for most wars to begin,
the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance.
- L. Neil Smith

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Mind can never be intelligent - only no-mind is intelligent.
Only no-mind is original and radical.
Only no-mind is revolutionary - revolution in action.
The mind gives you a sort of stupor.
Burdened by the memories of the past,
burdened by the projections of the future,
you go on living - at the minimum.
You dont live at the maximum.
Your flame remains very dim.
Once you start dropping thoughts,
the dust that you have collected in the past,
the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young.
Your whole life becomes a flame,
and a flame without any smoke.
That is what awareness is.
- Osho

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists)
the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

And that Newman wasn't, and yet to me Pollock is just
as radical and unlike Expressionism as Newman.
- Donald Judd

We began as restless and radical.
Remember the spirit of 1997, but by the end of our
time in office we had lost our way.
- Ed Miliband

We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone.
Cheaters can't win and steroids has put us in the position that it's OK to cheat.
- Lou Brock

You are right, but the weakness does not come from
the millions of Muslims in the world.
They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to
speak out and to protest and to jihad.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Pollock looks unusual and radical even now.
- Donald Judd

Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding
the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows
to the most radical elements of society.
- Vito Fossella

The idea that UN commitments should be followed by
action is indeed a radical one,
especially for the United States, where wilful neglect
of its own commitments is the rule.
- Jeffrey Sachs

By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far;
by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough;
by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all.
- Woodrow Wilson

The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision
of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
- Alice Walker

I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct).
- Rutherford B. Hayes

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative
the day after the revolution.
- Hannah Arendt

It is this power structure which the Radical Right
in the United States has been attacking for years in
the belief that they are attacking the Communists.
- Carroll Quigley

The time draws near, when a radical change must take
place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy.
- Lajos Kossuth

This radical transformation of world power relationships
reflects primarily in the case of both the USA and
the USSR the growth of the productive forces.
- Earl Browder

Another symptom of progress toward the Singularity:
ideas themselves should spread ever faster,
and even the most radical will quickly become commonplace.
- Vernor Vinge

The radical right is so homophobic that they're blaming
global warming on the AIDS quilt.
- Dennis Miller

The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes,
not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism,
not to reconciliation or synthesis.
This is also the principle of evil.
- Jean Baudrillard

By the end, everybody had a label - pig,
liberal, radical, revolutionary...
If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.
- Jerry Rubin

When you are right you cannot be too radical;
when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only crime and the criminal, it is true,
confront us with the perplexity of radical evil;
but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
- Hannah Arendt

I grew up in a culturally radical home,
where strong emotions were forbidden.
- Lars von Trier

Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments,
of course.
But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical
failure of an entire sensibility.
- Susan Sontag

An important consequence of freeing oneself from the
fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality
of a universal and non-denominational type.
- Stanislav Grof

Radical simply means "grasping things at the root."
- Angela Davis

Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries.
- Tom Tancredo

It is only in the fundamentalist religions that women
are relegated to second class.
Radical Evangelicals, Muslims, and Jews all have the same view of women.
- Sally Quinn

I'm a radical reformist, because between where we are
and where I want to go there's a great deal of work,
and I won't see the end of this.
- Susan George

I think music has gone through a period of something very severe,
rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism.
- Harrison Birtwistle

We have to fight radical Islam wherever it exists.
It's in Afghanistan, it's in Saudi Arabia,
throughout the Middle-East in big numbers and it's in the United States.
- Tom Tancredo

Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style;
in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions.
- Tom Wolfe

Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of
radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism.
- Jack Schwartz

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold,
shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical,
and then crawl back to the shelter.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

As the middle begins to feel safe enough to accept
some of the so-called radical thinking,
ideas move to the middle and a new edge is created.
- Jasmine Guy

To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.
- Raymond Williams

But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict,
unlike any experienced by our nation before:
we face an enemy that is not a state.
- Paul Weyrich

Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low,
especially when all the radical ideas were making sense
and things were starting to click.
- Tony Visconti

I know that doesn't sound very radical and webby of
me to say that but I think the New York Times is important.
I also think there's an occasional piece that will pop out.
- David Talbot


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