Russell Brand Quotes


Best 92 Quotes by Russell Brand – Page 1 of 4

“Amy Winehouse increasingly became defined by her addiction. Our media though is more interested in tragedy than talent, so the ink began to defect from praising her gift to chronicling her downfall. The destructive personal relationships, the blood soaked ballet slippers, the aborted shows, that YouTube madness with the baby mice. In the public perception this ephemeral tittle-tattle replaced her timeless talent. This and her manner in our occasional meetings brought home to me the severity of her condition. Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death.”

“Animals, children, and the working class comprise the company in which I'll feel most at ease.”

“As long as we prioritize material truths over spiritual truths we will live in tyranny because we are living an illusion.”

“Being famous is like a little bit of you is taken away and goes off and lives on its own and does what it wants... I wish it would do more interesting things!”

“By puberty I learned that nothing worth having could be easily attained and to succeed one must be single minded.”

“Drag your past around if you like, an old dead decaying ox of what you think they might've thought, or what might've been if you'd done what you ought. That which needs to burn let it burn. If the idea doesn't serve you, let it go. If it separates you from the moment, from others, from yourself, let it go.”

“Drugs and alcohol are not my problem, reality is my problem, drugs and alcohol are my solution.”

“Every moment is a fresh new beginning, a wonderful inauguration of the great cosmic journey through the universe. We can do whatever we want. We can change reality at any moment.”

“For me happiness occurs arbitrarily: a moment of eye contact on a bus, where all at once you fall in love; or a frozen second in a park where it's enough that there are trees in the world.”

“Have you been out in society recently? 'Cause it's shit!”

“How we treat the vulnerable is how we define ourselves as a species.”

“I am naïve and I have f*cked up but I tell you something else. I believe in change. I don't mind getting my hands dirty because my hands are dirty already. I don't mind giving my life to this because I'm only alive because of the compassion and love of others.”

“I didn't cross the line, you drew it in after I traversed it.”

“I don’t like to be in delineated moments. I don’t like it when your reality feels prescriptive. I don’t like Christmas holidays and their pseudo-joy. I don’t like New Year’s Eve. I don’t like anything that feels like an established electromagnetic paradigm is pulling you into it’s cliched forebear’s footsteps.”

“I like threesomes with two women, not because I'm a cynical sexual predator. Oh no! But because I'm a romantic. I'm looking for "The One." And I'll find her more quickly if I audition two at a time.”

“I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can't be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people.”

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“I'm not better than you; I'm just different than you in a way that's better.”

“If love is something you cherish, it is hard to glean much joy from death, even in one's enemies.”

“If people have some sort of yearning, dissatisfaction or some itching irritability, then it might because they aren't looking in the right direction for a solution. They aren't looking within.”

“If you don't choose heroes, heroes will be chosen for you, and they will not represent values that empower you, they will represent powers that will enslave you.”

“If you have no brothers and sisters it defines you for life; even when you're thirty you refer to yourself as an only child.”

“It's difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you. No one really feels self-confident deep down because it's an artificial idea. Really, people aren't that worried about what you're doing or what you're saying, so you can drift around the world relatively anonymously: you must not feel persecuted and examined. Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you.”

“Life is not a theme park, and if it is, the theme is death.”

“Murderers! Stop murdering. Everyone will die eventually. Just sit down and be patient.”

“My dad's philosophy was that life is a malevolent force, which seeks to destroy you, and you have to struggle with it. Only those who are hard enough will succeed. Most people get crushed, but if you fight, in the end life will go, "F*cking hell. This one's serious. Let him through.”

“Oh, and 13.1 million American people had their homes foreclosed. Because their debt, it turns out, was real; it was only the debt within the financial sector that was imaginary. It was only the people who generated the crisis who got three magical wishes from an economic genie. There was no abracadabra for ordinary people; they just got abraca-f*cked.”

“People don't realize that the future is just now, but later.”

“Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.”

“Society is collapsing, and people are starting to recognize that the reason they feel like they’re mentally ill is that they’re living in a system that’s not designed to suit the human spirit.”

“Strength does not have to be belligerent and loud.”

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