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Abbie Hoffman quotes (20)

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
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Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.
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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.
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Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
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Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
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I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.
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I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.
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Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
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Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
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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.
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Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
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Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
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The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
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The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
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The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
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The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
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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.
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Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.
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When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
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You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
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