Abbie Hoffman Quotes

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  • Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.

    People   Wish   Language  
    Abbie Hoffman (1968). “Revolution for the hell of it”
  • Action is the only reality; not only reality, but morality as well.

    Abbie Hoffman (2009). “Revolution for the Hell of It: The Book That Earned Abbie Hoffman a Five-Year Prison Term at the Chicago Conspiracy Trial”, p.9, Da Capo Press
  • It's going to be a combination Scopes trial, revolution in the streets, Woodstock Festival and People's Park, all rolled into one.

  • The work that the kids saw around them was so odious, so boring, so worthless that they came to regard WORK as the only dirty four-letter word in the English language.

    Dirty   Kids   Four  
    Abbie Hoffman (1969). “Woodstock nation: a talk-rock album”
  • There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning!

    "Soon to be a Major Motion Picture". Book by Abbie Hoffman, p. 297, 1980.
  • It's too late. We can't win, they've gotten too powerful.

  • Smoking dope and hanging up Che's picture is no more a commitment than drinking milk and collecting postage stamps.

    "Steal This Book". Book by Abbie Hoffman. Introduction, p. V, 1971.
  • Maintain a sense of humor. People who take themselves too seriously are power-crazy. If they win it will be haircuts for all. Beware of power freaks.

    Crazy   Winning   People  
    Abbie Hoffman (1968). “Revolution for the Hell of it”, p.153, Da Capo Press
  • Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.

  • Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.

    Abbie Hoffman (1982). “Square Dancing in the Ice Age”, p.218, South End Press
  • You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home.

  • Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.

    Funny   Dope   Political  
    "Personal Quotes/ Biography". www.imdb.com.
  • The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. The second duty is to eat breakfast. I ain't going.

    "Revolution for the Hell of It". Book by Abbie Hoffman, 1968.
  • Nostalgia is a form of depression both for a society and an individual.

    Abbie Hoffman (1982). “Square Dancing in the Ice Age”, p.21, South End Press
  • Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they'll tell you it's to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.

    College   Race   Two  
    Abbie Hoffman (1971). “The "steal Yourself Rich" Book”
  • Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

    Revolution for the Hell of It (1968).
  • To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.

    Abbie Hoffman (1971). “The "steal Yourself Rich" Book”
  • I was probably the only professed revolutionary ever referred to as "cute."

    "Soon to be a Major Motion Picture". Book by Abbie Hoffman, p. 222, 1980.
  • ..you just get stoned, get the ideas in your head and then do 'em. And don't bullshit. I mean that's the thing about doin' that guerrilla theatre. You be prepared to die to prove your point.

    Mean   Ideas   Bullshit  
  • Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.

    Abbie Hoffman (2009). “Revolution for the Hell of It: The Book That Earned Abbie Hoffman a Five-Year Prison Term at the Chicago Conspiracy Trial”, p.109, Da Capo Press
  • Life-actors never rehearse and need no script. A life-actor uses whatever he has available, nothing more, nothing less.

    Life   Needs   Use  
    "Revolution for the hell of it".
  • The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.

    Anger   Keys   People  
    Abbie Hoffman (2009). “Revolution for the Hell of It: The Book That Earned Abbie Hoffman a Five-Year Prison Term at the Chicago Conspiracy Trial”, p.135, Da Capo Press
  • It's embarrassing when you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on the Best Seller's List.

    "Steal This Book Too!‎". Book by Sean Curtis, 2004.
  • You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.

    Tikkun magazine, July-August 1989.
  • My critique of democracy begins and ends with this point. Kids must be educated to disrespect authority or else democracy is a farce.

    "Soon to be a Major Motion Picture". Book by Abbie Hoffman, p. 64, 1980.
  • Peace is a very complicated concept. When the lion gobbles up the lamb and wipes his lips, then there's peace. Well, I ain't for that peace at all.

    Peace   Wipe   Lambs  
  • I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.

    Peace   War   Military  
    Quoted in James Charlton, The Military Quotation Book (1990)
  • The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.

    Abbie Hoffman (2009). “Revolution for the Hell of It: The Book That Earned Abbie Hoffman a Five-Year Prison Term at the Chicago Conspiracy Trial”, p.188, Da Capo Press
  • When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.

  • Wouldn't you want to be indicted by the govenment for a high crime? It's a great thrill. It's an honor. It's a compliment. It's fun. I'm enjoying every minute of it!

    Fun   Honor   Thrill  
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    Abbie Hoffman

    • Born: November 30, 1936
    • Died: April 12, 1989
    • Occupation: Social activist