Here is one of my favourite comedy quotes (not funny really, just true). 3


The world is like a ride at an amusement park.
And when you choose to go on it,
you think that it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are.
And the ride goes up and down and round and round.
It has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly coloured, and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while.
Some people have been on the ride for a long time,and they begin to question –
? is this real, or is this just a ride?
And other people have remembered, and they come back to us.
They say ‘Hey! Don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride.’
And we… Kill those people.
Ha ha ha.
‘Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride.
SHUT HIM UP!
Look at my furrows of worry.
Look at my big bank account and family.
This just has to be real.
‘It’s just a ride.
But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that?
And let the demons run amok.
But it doesn’t matter because: … it’s just a ride.
And we can change it anytime we want.
It’s only a choice.
No effort, no work, no job, no savings, and money.
A choice, right now, between Fear and Love.
The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourselves off.
The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one.
Here’s what you can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride.
Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defence each year, and instead spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, for ever, in Peace.

Bill Hicks.

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3 thoughts on “Here is one of my favourite comedy quotes (not funny really, just true).

  • Jonathan

    How true Paul – You know I think about this every day. So many of us with “Green” interests and business also wonder about the ride, this merrygoround, care about our families and ask is this real? It´s gone past wondering, for me. Like you I took a decision to ´opt into´ an alternative way of living, be less involved in the merrygoround and put down some greener roots and grow an ethical business.

    It´s why I took up gardening and Bee keeping. Is there anyone who feels the same, it would be good to hear from the GreenIsp community ‘?

  • julie rose

    the thing is guys, if its not real then there’s nothing to be worried about, we can’t effect anything here anyway….all we can do is wake up from the dream and live in peace, releasing all our ideas of there being something wrong or something we have to do other than love one another. Judge nothing. Have fun, be happy!

  • Paul

    Good point Julie IF the word “Dream” was in the quote?
    Maybe your dreaming? I think Bill is suggesting we are all on a rollercoaster ride and some of us get off??
    I think your actaully saying the same thing as Bill?
    Thanks.

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