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Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam...
Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.
America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.
There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
Good Americans when they die, go to Paris.
I am willing to love all mankind, except an American.
I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen.
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
Our Congress is the finest body of men money can buy.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
You cannot become thorough Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American.
America is the best half-educated country in the world.
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
In America, the President reigns for four years, and journalism governs for ever and ever.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
Don't take it personally; take it professionally.
Remember, remember Eleven September A despicable "terrorist plot" But, I've seen no evidence To truly discount An inside job This was not
The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
Faith means not wanting to know what is true.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
Fear is the foundation of most government.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence.
Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?
You do not need the bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate.
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake… Religion is all bunk.
I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose
People will then often say, ‘But surely it’s better to remain an Agnostic just in case?’ This, to me, suggests such a level of silliness and muddle that I usually edge out of the conversation rather than get sucked into it. (If it turns out that I’ve been wrong all along, and there is in fact a god, and if it further turned out that this kind of legalistic, cross-your-fingers-behind-your-back, Clintonian hair-splitting impressed him, then I think I would choose not to worship him anyway.)
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant.
Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.
Only sick music makes money today.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!

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