Quotes from Napalm & Silly Putty

George Carlin ·  269 pages

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“If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty


“I'll tell you a little secret about the Blues: it's not enough to know which notes to play, you have to know why they need to be played.”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty


“Griddle cakes, pancakes, hot cakes, flapjacks: why are there four names for grilled batter and only one word for love?”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty


“Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty


“Did you ever eat a whole box of cookies right in a row? Did you ever do that? I don't mean take them into your bedroom or something. I mean open them right up in the kitchen as soon as you get home from the store and eat 'em while you're standing there? Just stare at the toaster while you're eatin' a whole goddamn box of cookies?”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty



“A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty


“All music is the blues. All of it.”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty


“I don’t understand this notion of ethnic pride. “Proud to be Irish,” “Puerto Rican pride,” “Black pride.” It seems to me that pride should be reserved for accomplishments; things you attain or achieve, not things that happen to you by chance. Being Irish isn’t a skill; it’s genetic. You wouldn’t say, “I’m proud to have brown hair,” or “I’m proud to be short and stocky.” So why the fuck should you say you’re proud to be Irish? I’m Irish, but I’m not particularly proud of it. Just glad! Goddamn glad to be Irish!”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty


“These are the kinds of thoughts that made it necessary to separate me from the other kids at school.”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty


“If free trade can really turn all these Third World countries into thriving economies full of entrepreneurs and investors, who’s gonna clean the fuckin’ toilets around here?”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty



“Every sixty seconds, thirty acres of rain forest are destroyed in order to raise beef for fast-food restaurants that sell it to people, giving them strokes and heart attacks, which raise medical costs and insurance rates, providing insurance companies with more money to invest in large corporations that branch out further into the Third World so they can destroy more rain forests.”
― George Carlin, quote from Napalm & Silly Putty


About the author

George Carlin
Born place: in New York, New York, The United States
Born date May 12, 1937
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