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American comedian, Birth: 12-5-1937, Death: 22-6-2008 George Carlin Quotes
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Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
George Carlin

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is a fool, and anyone going faster than you is a lunatic?
2.
I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me . . they’re cramming for their final exam.
George Carlin

I realized that people seem to become more studious of the Bible as they age; then it struck me that they are preparing for their ultimate test.
3.
I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks so I wondered, what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks?
George Carlin

I pondered how mums nourish their infants with miniature spoons and forks so I asked myself, what do Chinese moms use? Toothpicks?
4.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
George Carlin

Do not be deceived by the collective ignorance of many.
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Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinking, they want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations. They've long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear.
George Carlin

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Some people have no idea what they're doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.
George Carlin

Many folks lack awareness of their actions, yet they still manage to excel at it.
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Have you ever noticed that the only metaphor we have in our public discourse for solving problems is to declare war on it? We have the war on crime, the war on cancer, the war on drugs. But did you ever notice that we have no war on homelessness? You know why? Because there's no money in that problem. No money to be made off of the homeless. If you can find a solution to homelessness where the corporations and politicians can make a few million dollars each, you will see the streets of America begin to clear up pretty damn quick!
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Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
George Carlin

Impel your offspring to not only comprehend the written word, but to also challenge what they read. Urge them to probe all and sundry.
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All the media and the politicians ever talk about is things that separate us, things that make us different from one another
George Carlin

All the news outlets and legislators ever discuss is matters that divide us, topics that set us apart from each other.
10.
The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.
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11.
In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem.
George Carlin

In the United States, anyone can ascend to the presidency. That's the issue.
12.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
George Carlin

People who move to the rhythm of an unheard melody are seen as mad by those who cannot perceive its sound.
13.
If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff?
George Carlin

'If the indestructible flight recorder can survive a plane crash, why isn't the entire aircraft constructed of such resilient material?'
14.
There is a planet named Pluto, but we don't have one named Goofy. Goofy would be a good name for this planet. It certainly qualifies.
George Carlin

'We may not have a celestial body labelled Goofy, but Pluto certainly deserves the title.'
15.
That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
George Carlin

'That's why they dub it the American Illusion, since only a slumbering mind can believe in it.'
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Keep in mind, the news media are not independent; they are a sort of bulletin board and public relations firm for the ruling class-the people who run things. Those who decide what news you will or will not hear are paid by, and tolerated purely at the whim of, those who hold economic power. If the parent corporation doesn't want you to know something, it won't be on the news. Period. Or, at the very least, it will be slanted to suit them, and then rarely followed up.
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17.
Your dog thinks you're a god. Your cat thinks the dog's an asshole.
George Carlin

Your pup worships you. Your feline regards the canine with contempt.
18.
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
George Carlin

Contemplate the general lack of intellect among people, and recognize that a significant portion are even more deficient.
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To my way of thinking, there is every bit as much evidence for the existence of UFOs as there is for the existence of God. Probably far more. At least in the case of UFOs there have been countless taped and filmed and, by the way, unexplained sightings from all over the world, along with documented radar evidence seen by experienced military and civilian radar operators.>>.
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People are wonderful. I love individuals. I hate groups of people. I hate a group of people with a 'common purpose'. 'Cause pretty soon they have little hats. And armbands. And fight songs. And a list of people they're going to visit at 3am. So, I dislike and despise groups of people but I love individuals. Every person you look at; you can see the universe in their eyes, if you're really looking.
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A person of good intelligence and of sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it's not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street.
George Carlin

22.
Let a smile be your umbrella, and you'll end up with a face full of rain.
George Carlin

'Let a sunny disposition be your shield, and you'll end up with a drenched countenance.'
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If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
George Carlin

'If you make an effort and succeed despite the odds, what have you accomplished?'
24.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
George Carlin

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The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
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To me, fast food is when a cheetah eats an antelope.
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27.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
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Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
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Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.
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30.
If honesty were suddenly introduced into American life, the whole system would collapse.
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Did you ever stop to thnk about all the people we kill? They're always people who tell us to live together in harmony and try to love one another: Jesus, Ghandi, Lincoln, John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, John Lennon. They all said: 'Try to live together peacefully.' BAM! Right in the f--in head! Aparently we're not ready for that!
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I often warn people: "Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, 'There is no "I" in team.' What you should tell them is, 'Maybe not. But there is an "I" in independence, individuality and integrity.
George Carlin

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Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
George Carlin

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Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
George Carlin

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Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man ... living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.
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If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're gonna get selfish, ignorant leaders.
George Carlin

37.
Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.
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38.
Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
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If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people into office who screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You caused the problem; you voted them in; you have no right to complain
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Medical researchers have discovered a new disease that has no symptoms. It is impossible to detect, and there is no known cure. Fortunately, no cases have been reported thus far.
George Carlin

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Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body
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42.
Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.
George Carlin

43.
Life is a zero sum game.
George Carlin

44.
What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
George Carlin

45.
Isn’t making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool?
George Carlin

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Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be.
George Carlin

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The larger the group, the more toxic, the more of your beauty as an individual you have to surrender for the sake of group thought. And when you suspend your individual beauty you also give up a lot of your humanity. You will do things in the name of a group that you would never do on your own. Injuring, hurting, killing, drinking are all part of it, because you've lost your identity, because you now owe your allegiance to this thing that's bigger than you are and that controls you.
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If you love someone set them free. If they come back, set them on fire.
George Carlin

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Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward.
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If it requires a uniform, it's a worthless endeavor.
George Carlin