Best Quotes by Harlan Ellison (Top 10)

  1. You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.
  2. I know that pain is the most important thing in the universes. Greater than survival, greater than love, greater even than the beauty it brings about. For without pain, there can be no pleasure. Without sadness, there can be no happiness. Without misery there can be no beauty. And without these, life is endless, hopeless, doomed and damned. Adult. You have become adult.
  3. The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
  4. I don't mind you thinking I'm stupid, but don't talk to me like I'm stupid.
  5. Like a wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we were, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment.
  6. I will use big words from time to time, the meanings of which I may only vaguely perceive, in hopes such cupidity will send you scampering to your dictionary: I will call such behavior 'public service'.
  7. The world is turning into a cesspool of imbeciles.
  8. You must never be afraid to go there.
  9. K is for "Kenghis Khan"; He was a very nice person. History has no record of him. There is a moral in that, somewhere.
  10. In these days of widespread illiteracy, functional illiteracy... anything that keeps people stupid is a felony.

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