Sunday, May 3, 2009

25 Things That Inspire Me to Create Jewelry - #12 Bill Hicks

# 12 Comedian Bill Hicks

When I get too overwhelmed by this sad + beautiful world I sit down and watch my collection of Bill Hicks shows on DVD to put it all back in perspective. You just gotta remember to laugh. Here are some of my favourite Bill Hick's quotes. Check him out on You Tube. His DVD 'Relentless' is his best I think.


"I'm so sick of arming the world, then sending troops over to destroy the fucking arms, you know what I mean? We keep arming these little countries, then we go and blow the shit out of them. We're like the bullies of the world, y'know. We're like Jack Palance in the movie Shane, throwing the pistol at the sheepherder's feet.

"Pick it up."

"I don't wanna pick it up, Mister, you'll shoot me."

"Pick up the gun."

"Mister, I don't want no trouble. I just came downtown here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don't even know what gingham is, but she goes through about ten rolls a week of that stuff. I ain't looking for no trouble, Mister."

"Pick up the gun."

(He picks it up. Three shots ring out.)

"You all saw him - he had a gun."


"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 let Ringo sing a few songs."


"Children are smarter than any of us. Know how I know that? I don't know one child with a full time job and children."


"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution."


"Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?"

Bill Hick

R.I.P 1961 - 1994

1 comment:

skowood said...

Comments made about this post on Facebook:

Sharmishtha Ghangrekar
at 1:09pm May 12
"Goddam genius... shame he did not have more time for us."

Rochelle Dodson at 2:42am May 13
"I agree Relentless is the best collection"