The thing is, you only got to fuck up once. Be a little slow, be a little late, just once. And how you ain’t never gonna be slow, never be late? You can’t plan for no shit like this, man. It’s life.
-We don’t think you’re slow but on the other hand, it’s not like you go to museums or read books or anything.
-You think I don’t want to? It’s those TV networks, Marge. They won’t let me– one quality show after another, each one fresher and more brilliant than the last. If they only stumbled once, just gave us 30 minutes to ourselves. But they won’t! They won’t let me live!
‘Where’s all this smoke from?’ asked Maria. ‘Nothing seems
to be burning.’
‘CNN,’ Schwarzenegger replied.
‘You mean they’re burning something?’
‘No,’ said Schwarzenegger, ‘they’re shooting something.’
Power to the people, we don’t want it, we want pleasure
And the TV’s try to rape us and I guess that they’re succeeding
And we’re going to these meetings but we’re not doing any meeting
And we’re trying to be faithful but we’re cheating, cheating, cheating
I did once try and stop a woman who was about to get hitby a car. I screamed, “Watch out!” And she said, “Don’t tell me what to do!
Paulie Walnuts: Amazing thing about snakes is that they reproduce spontaneously.
Tony Soprano: What do you mean?
Paulie Walnuts: They have both male and female sex organs. That’s why somebody you don’t trust you call a snake. How can you trust a guy who can literally go fuck themselves?
Tony Soprano: Don’t you think that expression would’ve come from the Adam and Eve story? When the snake tempted Eve to bite the apple?
Paulie Walnuts: Hey, snakes were fucking themselves long before Adam and Eve showed up, T.
Who do we take seriously? Only the lethal believer, the person who kills and dies for faith. Everything else is absorbed. The artist is absorbed, the madman in the street is absorbed and processed and incorporated. Give him a dollar, put him in a TV commercial. Only the terrorist stands outside. The culture hasn’t figured out how to assimilate him.