„The Partnership for a Drug Free America? Please, make me laugh and gag at the same time with that title. They're a lobbying arm for the liquor and prescription drug industries. They don't want a drug-free America, they want an America free of the drugs that are their competition. Prozac doesn't want to go up against marijuana, it will lose.“
— Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956
„Don't let these tattoos fool you. I'm straight edge. I'm a man of great discipline; I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs... my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition. Discipline. My name is C... M... Punk.“
— Phil Brooks American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist 1978
Extreme Championship Wrestling. July 4th, 2006. This was Punk's debut on ECW television.
„I'm not going to say she hasn't tried alcohol and drugs. She's gone through everything every other teenager does.“
— Priscilla Presley actress and businesswoman from the United States and former wife of Elvis Presley 1945
On Lisa Marie Presley, The high cost of free love, p. 116, 1989.
— Ilana Mercer South African writer
“Just In From Mainstream: Barack Is As Thick As A Brick”, http://www.ilanamercer.com/phprunner/public_article_list_view.php?editid1=667 WorldNetDaily.com, August 24, 2012.
„It is better to go to defeat with free will than to live in a meaningless security as a cog in a machine.“
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popula... 1920 - 1992
Chapter 19 “Decision” section 7, p. 404
„I believe that 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 be ignorant.“
— H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
Context: I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind — that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking. I believe that no discovery of fact, however trivial, can be wholly useless to the race, and that no trumpeting of falsehood, however virtuous in intent, can be anything but vicious. I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war upon liberty and the democratic form is as bad as any of the other forms. I believe that the evidence for immortality is no better than the evidence of witches, and deserves no more respect. I believe in the complete freedom of thought and speech — alike for the humblest man and the mightiest, and in the utmost freedom of conduct that is consistent with living in organized society. I believe in the capacity of man to conquer his world, and to find out what it is made of, and how it is run. I believe in the reality of progress. I —But the whole thing, after all, may be put very simply. I believe that 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 be ignorant. "What I Believe" in The Forum 84 (September 1930), p. 139; some of these expressions were also used separately in other Mencken essays.
— Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924
„They say talk is cheap. Maybe so. But kindness is even better—it's free! Free to give. Free to receive. Makes you wonder why there's not more of it, huh?“
— Jerry Spinelli, Today I Will: A Year of Quotes, Notes, and Promises to Myself
„I'd say exercising self-control is very important for a dissolute life. You don't need to control your drug intake to lead a free life. Whether you take no drugs at all or everything you can get your hands on, a free life is separated from that.“
— Pete Doherty English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist 1979
NME (New Musical Express), December 15, 2006
„The centerpiece of the cultural counterrevolution is the snowballing campaign for a "drug-free workplace" — a euphemism for "drug-free workforce," since urine testing also picks up for off-duty indulgence.“
— Ellen Willis writer, activist 1941 - 2006
Context: The centerpiece of the cultural counterrevolution is the snowballing campaign for a "drug-free workplace" — a euphemism for "drug-free workforce," since urine testing also picks up for off-duty indulgence. The purpose of this '80s version of the loyalty oath is less to deter drug use than to make people undergo a humiliating ritual of subordination: "When I say pee, you pee." The idea is to reinforce the principle that one must forfeit one's dignity and privacy to earn a living, and bring back the good old days when employers had the unquestioned right to demand that their workers' appearance and behavior, on or off the job, meet management's standards. "Hell No, I Won't Go: End the War on Drugs," The Village Voice (19 September 1989)
— Francesco Dall'Ongaro Italian poet, playwright and librettist 1808 - 1873
Stornelli Politici, ""Il Voto"". Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 355.
„I'm looking forward, though, one day, if I'm not too old, to do a free concert in a free Cuba. That to me would be fantastic. We're looking forward to it. Well, hopefully, I mean he's [Castro] gotta go [die] sometime. He's gotta go sometime -- let's hope it's sooner [rather] than later.“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
televised interview" (22 April 2005)
„Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one's existence.“
— Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Father of republic India, champion of human rights, father of India's Constitution, polymath, revolutionary, social r... 1891 - 1956