Top 25 Abbie Hoffman Quotes of 2020

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

― Abbie Hoffman

“I’m a nomad. A Jewish road warrior. I do not have a concept of home. I wish I did. But I live with the idea that we have to get out of town before dawn.”

― Abbie Hoffman

“There is a difference between being self-interested and being selfish. I will never be selfish.”

― 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

“I was a fugitive, taking risks with my life. I chose that. I chose to be a volunteer to go to Guatemala when they were having their earthquake, to help people with a team of doctors.”

― 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

“Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.”

― 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

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

― 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

“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

“Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.”

― 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

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

― Abbie Hoffman

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

― Abbie Hoffman

“The majority of people were always sitting in the stands. When I find people who are willing to go against the grain, who are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to change an unjust situation – that’s what blows my mind out.”

― Abbie Hoffman

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

― Abbie Hoffman

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

― Abbie Hoffman

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

― Abbie Hoffman

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

― 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

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

― Abbie Hoffman

“I will say this: In order for the planet to survive, there are going to be acts of ecoterrorism.”

― Abbie Hoffman
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