Change Your Perspective

The Freelings



Sky Tree

A politician never believes what he says...

"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him."

-- Charles De Gualle, quoted in Newsweek, Oct. 1, 1962

A real patriot...

"A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works."

-- Bill Vaughan

The world is pretty awful today...

"The world is pretty awful today, but it is far better than yesterday."

-- Noam Chomsky

The mass of men...

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."

-- Henry David Thoreau, Economy in Walden, 1854

William Burroughs on paranoia

"Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts."

-- William S. Burroughs

The door to hell

"The door to hell is locked from the inside."


If there's collateral damage, so be it.

"I say bomb the hell out of them. If there's collateral damage, so be it."

-- Senator Zell Miller (D-Georgia)

What is better?

"I believe it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than to be ignorant."

-- H.L. Mencken

On Doublespeak...

"Doublespeak is language that pretends to communicate but really doesn't. It is language that makes the bad seem good, the negative appear positive, the unpleasant appear attractive or at least tolerable. Doublespeak is language that avoids or shifts responsibility, language that is at variance with its real or purported meaning. It is language that conceals or prevents thought; rather than extending thought, doublespeak limits it."

-- William Lutz, author of Double-Speak

The meaning of Liberty

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."

-- George Orwell, Original preface to Animal Farm
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