Quotes of the Moment

Just a few of our quotes of the moment that we've used and abused on this site and in the fanzine over the years, please mail in suggestions for future words of wisdom here

“Daydreaming subverts the world.”
Raoul Vaneigem,

'Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.' Bertolt Brecht

'Boredom is counter-revolutionary' Graffiti, 1968

Life has no remote , so wake up and change it.’
- Sushil Singh

‘Babycham is very glamorous in Wales’
Nicky Wire

"We are many, they are few"
PB Shelley

"What needs fixing is the system not shop windows down in Brixton"
Plan B

‘The budget, you know, is all right if you’re not young, old, unemployed, working or on benefits’ - Patrick Trueman, Eastenders character, Oct 2010

"the American flag stands for intimidation, censorship, violence, bigotry, sexism, homophobia and shoving the Constitution through a paper shredder" Barbara Kingsolver

"What's the difference between the BNP and a bus? A bus has got seats (and is going somewhere)" Billy Bragg, May 2010

"I just want to... retire to a concrete bunker like J.D. Salinger and never be seen again" Nicky Wire /Manic Street Preachers

"They got you thinking that what you need is what they're selling, make you think that buying is rebelling." (Rage Against the Machine)

"We must take literature and art, a component of the entire revolutionary machine, use it as a powerful weapon in uniting the people, attacking the enemy and destroying the enemy" - Mao Tse-Tung

'I thought of the mountains and valleys; of the great names of the north filled with magic; of Plynlymon, Snowdon and Cader Idris, the mountain chair of the clouds, and the great flat tracts where the Roman legions formed; of ancient Brecon that still echoes the clash of alien swords; of Senny, and the Little England beyond Wales. I saw a vision of ancients long dead whose bones have kindled the fire of greatness; of Howell Harris and William Williams, great with the Word. I thought of my river, the Afon-Lwydd, that my father had fished in youth, with rod and line for the leaping salmon under the drooping alders. The alders, he said, that fringed the banks ten deep, planted by the wind of the mountains. But no salmon leap in the river now, for it is black with furnace washings and slag, and the great silver fish have been beaten back to the sea or gasped out their lives on sands of coal. No alders stand now for they have been chopped as fuel for the cold blast. Even the mountains are shells, groaning in their hollows of emptiness, trembling to the arrows of the pitprops in their sides, bellowing down the old workings that collapse in unseen dust five hundred feet below.

'Plundered is my country, violated, raped'

Rape of the fair country -- Alexander Cordell

"It's a life's work to see yourself for what you really are and even then you might be wrong" No Country For Old Men, Cormac McCarthy

"Violence is an energy ... Silence is the enemy" Green Day

'His words were level and smooth, like most English. There is a horrid way of speaking - every word deep and pure, but without music' - Rape of the fair country -- Alexander Cordell

"The BNP are a bunch of desperate fascist losers. They have halitosis of the brain: their ideas stink" -Iain Banks

"To Nick Griffin and the BNP : the ethnic communities that you dare to vilify in Wales are speaking Welsh, feeling Welsh and will forever be welcome in Wales. Let our immigrants stay and take your ignorance away. A griffin is a badly drawn dragon" - Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill / Twin Town actor)

"I won’t sit down and I won’t shut up, and most of all I will not grow up" - Frank Turner

"I think by the time you're grown up you're as happy as you're going to be" No Country For Old Men, Cormac McCarthy

"Style has little to do with wealth; it is a way of being yourself in a hostile or indifferent world" - Sebastian Horsley

"But I believe in this and it's been tested by research,He who fucks nuns will later join the church"" - The Clash

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
George Orwell

"Golf ... is the nearest thing to being dead on this planet" - Sebastian Horsley

"There will be no passage of evil through these isles without a proper, good struggle. This island has always been a melting pot and personally I am 100% mongrel in the great dog stew of history. Bona fide scouse, London Irish, jew Geordie BiloRussian. Closed borders are like closed minds. What of humanity's horizons? How infinite are they or how barricaded are they? Racism is upon us and let us not forget it is still within living memory that six million people died in gas chambers because of a hateful ideology." Pete Doherty, talking about the BNP, on his release from jail

"If you want a rainbow, you have to put up with a lot of rain... " Nicky Wire (quoting Dolly Parton)

"A dictionary means nothing unless you listen to words" Richey Edwards

It's not so much staying alive as staying human that's important - Fight Club

'Bees have quite a model community, for they respect their queen and kill their unemployed' Lord Baden Powell

'It's better to live on our feet than die on our knees' - The Redskins

The Mass of Men Lead Lives of Quiet Desperation - Thoreau

'First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.' - Gandhi

'The Tigers of Wrath are Wiser than the Horses of Instruction' - William Blake

'Every man dies. Not every man really lives' - Braveheart

'Stoned in Obedience' - Manic Street Preachers

'I'm sick of being nobody, I'm sick of coming last' - The Dawn Parade

'A Revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth fighting for' - V is for Vendetta

'There's no fun stacking shelves, music you are my world' - Johnny Panic

"Red Nose Day is a bullying smugfest for a nation of cretins" - Rod Liddle

'To be yourself, in a world that tries, night and day, to make you just like everybody else - is to fight the greatest battle there ever is to fight...and to never stop fighting' - e.e. cummings

'My religion stops with St Jude, the patron Saint of bleeding hopelessness' - Johnny Was

'Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.' - Henry S. Haskins

'If winter comes, can spring be far behind?' - PB Shelley

'Feel alienated? Watch the news, a mad, wicked world. Do you really want to belong? Feel positive about your alienation - Stay beautiful!' - Patrick Jones

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