Archive for the ‘QUOTATIONS’ Category

Marcel Duchamp (Ralph Steadman)


Marcel Duchamp SmokingMarcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968)

Marcel Duchamp Ralph Steadman“As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good—I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other.”

Marcel Duchamp at the Walker Art Center“If a shadow is a two-dimensional projection of the three-dimensional world, then the three-dimensional world as we know it is the projection of the four-dimensional Universe. ”

“Since a three-dimensional object casts a two-dimensional shadow, we should be able to imagine the unknown four-dimensional object whose shadow we are. I for my part am fascinated by the search for a one-dimensional object that casts no shadow at all.”

Marcel Duchamp By Ralph Steadman“There is no solution because there is no problem.”


Fear & Loathing In Hartlepool


Fear & Loathing in Hartlepool Savage Henry“Jesus! Did I SAY that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me? I glanced over at my attorney, but he seemed oblivious…”

Las Vegas“Hallucinations are bad enough. But after awhile you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle this sort of thing. But nobody can handle that other trip-the possibility that any freak with $1.98 can walk into the Circus-Circus and suddenly appear in the sky over downtown Las Vegas twelve times the size of God, howling anything that comes into his head. No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs.”

Vegas“Who said anything about slicing you up? … I just wanted to carve a little Z on your forehead– nothing serious.”

FEAR“The waitress had the appearance of a very old hooker who had finally found her place in life”

James Anthony Froude (1818 – 1894)


Kujo by Ralph Steadman

“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.”

Patrick Moore (4 March 1923 – 9 December 2012)


Sir Patrick Moore PipePipeman of the year, an award given to honour a famous pipe-smoking individual

“I’m only a four-dimensional creature. Haven’t got a clue how to visualise infinity. Even Einstein hadn’t. I know because I asked him.”

“I was in hospital once and I watched a whole episode of “EastEnders”. I suppose it’s true to life. But so is diarrhoea – and I don’t want to see that on television”

The Mask


Savage Henry

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.  ~André Berthiaume

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.  Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.  ~Oscar Wilde

Sooner or later a man who wears two faces forgets which one is real. ~ Primal Fear (1996)

Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982)


“We are all brothers under the skin – and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.”

Vulture Quotations


John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732)

“Lions, wolves, and vultures don’t live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.”

Amy Lawrence Lowell (February 9, 1874 – May 12, 1925)

“Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.”

W. Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965)

“In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.”

H.G. Wells (1866 – 1946)


“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race”

“After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go. You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow”

Hunter S Thompson: Wild Turkey


“It is all well and good for children and acid freaks to still believe in Santa Claus — but it is still a profoundly morbid day for us working professionals. It is unsettling to know that one out of every twenty people you meet on Xmas will be dead this time next year… Some people can accept this, and some can’t. That is why God made whiskey, and also why Wild Turkey comes in $300 shaped canisters during most of the Christmas season.”

Predator: Mac


“You’re ghostin’ us, motherfucker. I don’t care who you are back in the world, you give away our position one more time, I’ll bleed ya, real quiet. Leave ya here. Got that?”

Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992), was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, austere, graphic and emotionally raw imagery.Bacon’s painterly but abstract figures typically appear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds

“He began by painting variations on the Crucifixion and later focused on half-human, half-grotesque portrait”

Bacon called the image of a screaming mouth a catalyst for his work, and incorporated the shape of the mouth when painting the chimera.

According to art critic and Bacon biographer Michael Peppiatt, “it would be no exaggeration to say that, if one could really explain the origins and implications of this scream, one would be far closer to understanding the whole art of Francis Bacon.”The inspiration for the recurring motif of the screaming mouths in many Bacons of the late 1940s and early 1950s were drawn from a number of sources, including medical text books, the works of Matthias Grünewaldand photographic stills of the nurse in the Odessa Steps scene in Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent The Battleship Potemkin.

Bacon first saw the film in 1935, and viewed it frequently thereafter. In his studio, he kept a photographic still of the scene which showed a close-up of the nurse’s head which showed her screaming in panic and terror and with broken pince-nez spectacles hanging from her blood-stained face. He referred to the image throughout his career, using it as a source of inspiration

“Some paint comes across directly onto the nervous system and other paint tells you the story in a long diatribe through the brain.”

“The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure.”

“Some artists leave remarkable things which, a 100 years later, don’t work at all. I have left my mark; my work is hung in museums, but maybe one day the Tate Gallery or the other museums will banish me to the cellar… you never know.”

Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989)


Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), commonly known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem and to the irritation of his critics.

The Dali Atomicus, photo by Philippe Halsman

 Autumn Cannibalism – 1937

Faces Of War – 1940

Galatea Of The Spheres 1952

Baby Map Of The World – 1939

Spider Of The Evening – 1940

Salvador Dali painting Amanda Lear Spain 1971

The Eye – 1955

– Salvador Dali Quotations

“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”

“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs. Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.”

“The only difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad.”

“It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”

Loose As A Boat


If i was a boat, i would be a boat with holes in, and you could shout at me from a distance “your sinking you bloody fool” to which i would reply ” i am merely filling my system with fine liquid”

What Are These Goddamn Animals?


“I see if I can make human beings look like reptiles”

( Ralph Steadman )

Hunter S Thompson.


“The only difference between the Sane and the Insane, is IN and yet within this world, the Sane have the power to have the Insane locked up”

(Hunter S Thompson)

Weatherspoons Window Wisdom


“Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.”

(W Shakespeare)