Abbie Hoffman Quotes

 

To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.

 

Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.

— Abbie Hoffman

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.

— Abbie Hoffman

Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.

— Abbie Hoffman

The ’60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.

— Abbie Hoffman

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.

— Abbie Hoffman

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.

— Abbie Hoffman

I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.

— Abbie Hoffman

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.

— Abbie Hoffman

I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.

— Abbie Hoffman

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.

— Abbie Hoffman

Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.

— Abbie Hoffman

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

— Abbie Hoffman

Once you get the right image the details aren’t that important.

— Abbie Hoffman

Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.

— Abbie Hoffman

The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.

— Abbie Hoffman

The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.

— Abbie Hoffman

To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.

— Abbie Hoffman

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.

— Abbie Hoffman

Free speech means the right to shout ‘theatre’ in a crowded fire.

— Abbie Hoffman

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.

— Abbie Hoffman

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