Quotations by Hoffman, Abbie


It’s embarrassing when you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on the Best Seller’s List.

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) American political activist
(Attributed)

On the commercial success of his book, Steal This Book (1970). Quoted in Sean Curtis, Steal This Book Too! (2004)

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

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) American political activist
Revolution for the Hell of It (1968)
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TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) American political activist
Revolution for the Hell of It (1968)
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My critique of democracy begins and ends with this point. Kids must be educated to disrespect authority or else democracy is a farce.

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) American political activist
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture (1980)
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A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station, not the factory. It concentrates its energy on infiltrating and changing the image system.

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) American political activist
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture (1980)
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Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit. When all today’s isms have become yesterday’s ancient philosophy, there will still be reactionaries and there will still be revolutionaries.

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) American political activist
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture (1980)
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You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) American political activist
Tikkun (Jul-Aug 1989)
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Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) American political activist
In New York Times (20 Apr 1989)

Most likely from "Sacred cows make great hamburgers," an anonymous saying recorded in Reisner and Wechsler, Encyclopedia of Graffiti (1974).

Added on 2-Aug-10 | Last updated 2-Aug-10
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