A few momentous quotes from the late great Bill Hicks. Comedian.

Funny… there IS a fine line between philosopher and comedic genius, but not all the finest creative minds OD in a battle with substance abuse.  Bill Hicks won that battle. And although he mulled over drugs and alcohol in his standup act routinely, he unfortunately succumbed to cancer at the ripe young age of 33, and I only wish we could hear his take on all the bullshit that is happening today with the corporations and banks.

So here are some memorable quotes from the most influential comedic mind of all time.  And when you get a chance, check out his documentary: American: The Bill Hicks Story

“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”

“I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.”

“You need two sides to call it a fucking war!”


“Your denial is beneath you, and thanks to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, I see through you.”

“People say “Iraq had the fourth largest army in the world”. Yeah, maybe, but you know what, after the first 3 largest armies, there’s a REAL big fucking drop-off. The Hare Krishnas are the 5th largest army in the world, and they’ve already got all our airports.”


“If you don’t believe drugs have done good things for us, then go home and burn all your records, all your tapes, and all your CDs because every one of those artists who have made brilliant music and enhanced your lives? …RrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrEAL fucking high on drugs. The Beatles were so fucking high they even let Ringo sing a few songs.”


“The musicians today who don’t do drugs and in fact speak out against it? “Rock Against Drugs?” BOY do they suck.  That’s like Christians against Christ.”


“Supreme Court says pornography is anything without artistic merit that causes sexual thoughts, that’s their definition, essentially. No artistic merit, causes sexual thoughts. Hmm… Sounds like…every commercial on television, doesn’t it?”


“By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself. Thank you, thank you.  Just a little thought.”


“Think of me as Chomsky with dick jokes.”


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