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Born: 1935-09-17
Profession: Author
Nation: American
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Leary can get a part of my mind that's kind of rusted shut grinding again, just by being around him and talking.

Tags: Again, Him, Mind

Me and Norman Mailer have talked about how hard it is in America to get better. Especially at writing.

Tags: America, Hard, Writing

Ritual is necessary for us to know anything.

Tags: Necessary, Ritual

Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Tags: Rest

The Grateful Dead are our religion. This is a religion that doesn't pay homage to the God that all the other religions pay homage to.

Tags: God, Grateful, Religion

The Republican consciousness has no integrity and it falls apart once you check it out. If you're a Christian, why would you want to fry this dude?

Tags: Christian, Integrity, Why

There's a lot of people who don't understand the circle crops in England. Pure enigma.

Tags: England, Pure, Understand

To hell with facts! We need stories!

Tags: Facts, Hell, Stories

Tricker the Squirrel is the best piece I ever wrote. It's intricate.

Tags: Best, Piece, Squirrel

When you're around the whole Dead scene, they're there as a tribal thing; they're there as part of a rendezvous and a pow-wow.

Tags: Dead, Scene, Whole

Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself. This is the fractal of our flag. It stands for the right to destroy itself.

Tags: Destroy, Else, History

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension, we knew we had discovered something as surprising and powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.

Tags: Broke, Knew, Powerful

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.

Tags: Good, Love, Sense

The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.

Tags: Cruelty, Mercy, Truth

You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.

Tags: Lead, Making, Place

I've been to too many Dead concerts. There've been smokin' holes where my memory used to be.

Tags: Dead, Memory, Used

It's time to move on to the next step in the psychedelic revolution. We've reached a certain point, but we're not moving any more.

Tags: Moving, Revolution, Time

The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths.

Tags: Between, Phone, Trouble

If you're a Conservative, why aren't you behind conserving the land?

Tags: Behind, Land, Why

You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things.

Tags: Funny, Strong, Until

If grass were legalized, it would help our drug problem enormously.

Tags: Grass, Help, Problem

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.

Tags: Footing, Laugh, Lose

Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.

Tags: Death, Love, Past
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You've got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine; otherwise you're just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you.

Tags: Sky, Sun, Sunshine

I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.

Tags: Lightning, Rather, Rod

Fascism wants Baptism coast to coast.

Tags: Baptism, Fascism, Wants

I was raised a Christian and was a stone-faced acid head.

Tags: Acid, Christian, Head

People don't want other people to get high, because if you get high, you might see the falsity of the fabric of the society we live in.

Tags: High, Might, Society

There's something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy.

Tags: Energy, Ground, Taking

Listen, wait, and be patient. Every shaman knows you have to deal with the fire that's in your audience's eye.

Tags: Fire, Patient, Wait

The frontiers we broke into in the '60s are still largely unexplored.

Tags: Broke, Frontiers, Largely

The fundamentalists have taken the fun out of the mental.

Tags: Fun, Mental, Taken

The '60s aren't over; they won't be over until the Fat Lady gets high.

Tags: Fat, High, Until

The Haight is just a place; the '60s was a spirit.

Tags: Place, Spirit

When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around.

Tags: Lie, Stuff, Writing

Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by. He's a warrior first and a poet second.

Tags: Second, Time, Warrior

I used to think we were going to win in the '60s. Nixon went out and I thought we won.

Tags: Thought, Used, Win