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George Carlin
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We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life, not life to years. George Carlin
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And off we go, out onto the highway looking for a little fun. Perhaps a flatbed truck loaded with human cadavers will explode in front of a Star Trek reunion. One can only dream and hope. George Carlin
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If people stand in a circle long enough, they'll eventually begin to dance George Carlin
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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
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The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music. George Carlin
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How is it possible to have a civil war? George Carlin
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I often warn people: "Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, 'There is no "I" in team.' What you should tell them is, 'Maybe not. But there is an "I" in independence, individuality and integrity. George Carlin
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There are ten thousand people in the United States in a persistent vegetative state. Just enough to start a small town. Think of them as veggie-burghers. George Carlin
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I've never owned a telescope, but it's something I'm thinking of looking into. George Carlin
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I went through the usual stages: imp, rascal, scalawag, whippersnapper. And, of course, after that it's just a small step to full-blown sociopath. George Carlin
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If this is the best God can do, I'm not impressed. George Carlin
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I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam. George Carlin
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You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar. George Carlin
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It's never just a game when you're winning. George Carlin
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People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point. George Carlin
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I think I am, therefore, I am... I think. George Carlin
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The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept. George Carlin
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One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. George Carlin
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One can never know for sure what a deserted area looks like. George Carlin
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The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going. George Carlin
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Always do whatever's next. George Carlin
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I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect. George Carlin
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If we could just find out who's in charge, we could kill him. George Carlin
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I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work. George Carlin
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I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. George Carlin
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All the media and the politicians ever talk about is things that separate us, things that make us different from one another George Carlin
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If honesty were suddenly introduced into American life, the whole system would collapse. George Carlin
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If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay you to do it? George Carlin
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Barry Goldwater has definitely decided to be a candidate in '64. He will campaign in all thirteen states. George Carlin
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I tell ya, if I hadn't chosen the career of being a performer, I think linguistics would have been a natural area that I'd have loved - to teach it, probably, Language has always fascinated me. There's a genetic inheritance there a good language gene, which I inherited [from my mother and grandfather] and she fostered that in me as he fostered that in her. George Carlin
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We are all precancerous. George Carlin
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There was about a two-year period at the end of the '60s, when I realized I was in the wrong place and entertaining the wrong people with the wrong material and that I was not being true to myself. I went through a metamorphosis into something more authentic for me, a more authentic stage voice and writing voice. George Carlin
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I'm a believer that things happen. Fate is what happens. George Carlin
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I believe my first duty is to survive. And I'm not just talking about criminals coming into my home. I once seriously considered getting a gun to protect myself from the police. If I need a weapon to continue living, I'll get one. And I'll use it. George Carlin
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I really haven't seen this many people in one place since they took group photographs of all the criminals and lawbreakers in the Ronald Reagan administration. George Carlin
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Comedy is grievances. It's a recitation of grievances - whether they're inconsequential, superficial - like "my wife shops too much", or "kids today", all those old-fashioned themes - or, if it's deeper, and somewhat more thoughtful, about social imbalance and inequities, and the folly of human behavior. It's usually a complaint. George Carlin
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I think it's important to break taboos for the same reason it's important to break laws and rules - because either you're a slave to them, or you're taking matters into your hands. George Carlin
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That's really a part of my nature , it goes along with autonomy and independence of action - it's just that I don't identify with the local group, no matter what it is, whether it's the human species or the American democracy, the nation, the country, religions, political parties, nothing. None of these have my allegiance because I'm not really concerned with what they do. I don't feel a part of any of this. George Carlin
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I'm not in show business because I don't have to go to the meetings, I'm just not a part of it, I don't belong to it. When you "belong" to something. You want to think about that word, "belong." People should think about that: it means they own you. If you belong to something it owns you, and I just don't care for that. I like spinning out here like one of those subatomic particles that they can't quite pin down. George Carlin
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I feel sorry for confetti. Its useful life lasts about two seconds. And it can never be used again. George Carlin
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And, of course, the funniest food: "kumquats". I don't even bring them home anymore. I sit there laughing and they go to waste. George Carlin
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Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game. Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle. George Carlin
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Never give up on an idea simply because it is bad and doesn't work. George Carlin
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Never underestimate the role pretension plays when it comes to creating euphemistic language. George Carlin
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We now buy watches primarily for their looks, price, or additional functions. The fact that they tell time seems lost. George Carlin
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Sometimes a fireman will go to great strenuous lengths to save a raccoon that's stuck in a drainpipe and then go out on the weekend and kill several of them for amusement. George Carlin
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If you're reading it in a book, folks, it ain't self-help. It's help. George Carlin
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If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages? George Carlin
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Suppose I could shoot myself in the mouth, but what if I miss? People will laugh at me. George Carlin
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Did you ever look at your watch, and you look away... and you don't know what time it is? George Carlin
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The next time a prostitute solicits your business, ask for the clergyman's rate. George Carlin
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Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It's just stale bread to begin with. George Carlin
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The US Army has announced that although it is true they performed mind-destroying drug tests on hundreds of soldiers in the 1960s, none of the victims have been promoted beyond the rank of lieutenant colonel. George Carlin
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Hitler never bothered with restaurant reservations; he just dropped by. And somehow they always found him a table. George Carlin
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Where ideas are concerned, America can be counted on to do one of two things: Take a good idea and run it completely into the ground, or take a bad idea and run it completely into the ground. George Carlin
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I was surprised when I started getting old. I always thought it was one of those things that would happen to someone else. George Carlin
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There is a planet named Pluto, but we don't have one named Goofy. Goofy would be a good name for this planet. It certainly qualifies. George Carlin
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Every day I beat my own previous record for the number of consecutive days I"ve stayed alive. George Carlin
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Interesting form of murder we come up with: Assassination. We assassinate people who've told us to live together in harmony and try to love one another. Apparently we are not ready to live together. George Carlin
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At best, God can be viewed as nothing more than an uncaring incompetent father-figure George Carlin
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Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to mankind - the ironic part is that it's presented as a good thing, and its effect is absolutely catastrophic to individuals and to societies. George Carlin
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If a movie is described as a romantic comedy you can usually find me next door playing pinball. George Carlin
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If drumsticks are for playing drums, you would think that breadsticks would be for playing bread, wouldn't you? "Would you like some breadsticks?" "No, thank you, I don't play bread. I play drums. Perhaps I'll have a drum roll." George Carlin
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Baseball is the only major sport that appears backward in a mirror. George Carlin
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If a man smiles all the time, he's probably selling something that does' work. George Carlin
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Capitalism tries for a delicate balance: It attempts to work things out so that everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from getting violent and trying to take other people's stuff. George Carlin
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I'm a high-tech low-life. A cutting edge, state-of-the-art bi-coastal multi-tasker and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond! George Carlin
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Do' just teach your children to read... Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. George Carlin
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Let a smile be your umbrella, and you'll end up with a face full of rain. George Carlin
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When you're born in this world you're given a ticket to the Freak Show. And when you're born in America, you're given a front row seat. And some of us get to sit there with notebooks. George Carlin
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