Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's just a ride

Engrossed with Bill Hicks work for the past week or so I keep going back, reading and contemplating this quote:

" The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the 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 any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. "
- Bill Hicks

Anyone else heard of this before? Do you have a favorite piece from Bill Hicks?


  1. I have and this is probably my favourite. He is verrry intelligent.

    supporting bro

  2. don't know the good man, but what he said is actually true. Just as with the whole Wikileaks stuff. There's this dude SELLING secret information, and he's man of the year. Then there's Assange, running wikileaks, GIVING secret information FOR FREE, and he's a danger to the world.

  3. That guy sure was a wise fella.
    @my day in a sentence haha, I did the same, I really don't know much about American comedians

  4. Wow, this guy speaks the truth
    I'll look up some more of his stuff, I've only ever seen a little floating round the net.
    Thanks for sharing