Wake Up the Hamster – George Carlin

  • Bye bye George Carlin!

    What is your greatest fear?
    To lose the power of speech.

    What do you most value in your friends?
    Their ability to exchange overcoats while running at full speed.

    (read more from Vanity Fair – Proust Questionnaire on George Carlin)

    Wake up the hamster, from Carlin’s homepage.

    His last interview: on Arthur Koestler (Psychology Today)

    The jester makes jokes, he’s funny, he makes fun, he ridicules. But if his ridicules are based on sound ideas and thinking, then he can proceed to the second panel, which is the thinker—he called it the philosopher. The jester becomes the philosopher, and if he does these things with dazzling language that we marvel at, then he becomes a poet too. Then the jester can be a thinking jester who thinks poetically.

    More Carlin quotes

    Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

    I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

    There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. – George Carlin (via)