Best 189 of Revolutionary quotes - MyQuotes
Women make natural anarchists and revolutionaries, because they've always been second-class citizens, kinda having had to claw their way up.
An aesthetic movement with a revolutionary dynamism and no popular appeal should proceed quite otherwise than by public scandal, publicity stunt, noisy expulsion and excommunication.
Life tests the big dreamers the Passionate revolutionaries.
If you want to preach a revolutionary message, wear a suit.
I see why Demokracy is illegal. First comes yelling. Frustration. Indecision. Disagreements. Ideas.
Photography has become an outstanding and indispensable means of propaganda in the revolutionary struggle.
Unless we make revolutionary reforms, some day - in some unknown serra - some unknown Fidel Castro will rise up in Brazil.
If you think like others, how can you be sure you're thinking at all?
To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act.
In the heat of the battle, all internal barriers break down; the puppet bourgeoisie of businessmen and shopkeepers, the urban proletariat, which is always in a privileged position, the lumpen-proletariat of the shanty towns - all fall into line with the stand made by the rural masses, that veritable reservoir of a national revolutionary army; for in those countries where colonialism has deliberately held up development, the peasantry, when it rises, quickly stands out as the revolutionary class. For it knows naked oppression, and suffers far more from it than the workers in the towns, and in order not to die of hunger, it demands no less than a complete demolishing of all existing structures. In order to triumph, the national revolution must be socialist
Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex (plain ones included).
Myra Breckenridge is the antithesis of sex symbol. Shes revolutionary; shes a warrior.
England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases.
Henry David Thoreau
I saw that the State was half-witted, that it was timid as a lone woman with her silver spoons, and that it did not know its friends from its foes, and I lost all my remaining respect for it, and pitied it.
I was enticed like a fly to a pot of honey by something reminiscent of a religious cult offering salvation. We were not urged to commit collective suicide, because the Day of Judgment was nigh, but to give up our individuality for the benefit of a collective intoxication, at the heart of which was a Little Red Book that had replaced all other forms of enlightenment. It contained all wisdom, the answers to all questions, expressions of all the social and political visions the world needed in order to progress from its present state and install once and for all paradise on earth, rather than a paradise in some remote kingdom in the sky. But what we didn’t even begin to understand was that the sayings comprised living words. They were not inscribed in stone. They described reality. We read the sayings without interpreting them. As if the Little Red Book was a dead catechism, a revolutionary liturgy.
Prayers Are Free, But Change is going to cost you.
Ireland unfree shall never be at peace
The most revolutionary statement in history is "Love thine enemy
Real music is always revolutionary, for it cements the ranks of the people; it arouses them and leads them onward.
Revolutionary art and visionary physics are both investigations into the nature of reality.
We don't hear much from revolutionary feminists who are white because they're not serving the bourgeois agenda of the status quo.
The revolutionary simpleton is everywhere.
Nothing could be easier than disturbing a status quo instituted by others; the real work of the sinister current is to break the rules we rigidly establish for ourselves.” -Zeena Schreck for "Contemporary notions of Kundalini, its background and role within new Western religiosity," University of Stockholm, Malin Fitger 2004
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Darnell Lamont Walker
Communities that can't read and translate what the powers are putting out will always be tricked.
I used to be very revolutionary, but now I think that nothing can be gained by brute force. People must be drawn to good by goodness.
There has been no more revolutionary contribution than the one which the Hindus (Indians) made when they invented ZERO.
The true focus of revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive situations that we seek to escape, but that piece of the oppressor which is planted deep within each of us.
Questioning growth is deemed to be the act of lunatics, idealists and revolutionaries. But question it we must.
I need you to do more than survive. As writers, as revolutionaries, tell the truth, your truth in your own way.
I was about 16 when punk started to happen. It was so exciting. You had a social depression going on in the U.K. There was a sanitation strike. London was really grim, gray. You had Margaret Thatcher coming in. It was a really revolutionary time.
The government recognized immediately that Rap music has enormous revolutionary potential and politicians immediately came together to end it.
I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don't know why. Because they're harder. They're much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you've completely failed.
There is no more democratic government than a revolutionary government.
All kinds of people read poetry: revolutionaries, scholars, sentimentalists etc. But above all else, lovers read poetry. Why? Because we fell in love. And then we fell in love with love.
Revolt is not reform, and one revolutionary administration is not good government.
To be a revolutionary is to be in possession of an imagination capable of leaping across the frontier of the familiar to envision a new order in which what is gained eclipses the ill-serving comforts of what is lost.
Once again, he who ignores the problems of revolutionary strategy would do better not to talk about revolutions at all.
If we understand the revolutionary transformations caused by new media, we can anticipate and control them; but if we continue in our self-induced subliminal trance, we will be their slaves.
Trends of the times be damned.
My advice for Obama concerning Iran is just to do what you already promised you would do, open up communications with Iran. Which is what I did after the Shah was deposed, as you know when the revolutionary government came in, I still had diplomatic relations with Iran, otherwise the hostages wouldn't have been there. We had about, as you know, 60 some diplomats in Iran, they had about the same number in Washington.
We know that permanent sobriety can be attained only by a most revolutionary change in the life and outlook of the individual.
My show was revolutionary, ground-breaking. When I came on the scene, people were not doing a thing.
Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.
Revolutionaries - true revolutionaries - are aggressive, ruthless, and generally seize the main chance, as William Henry Drayton did when he saw that stump-speaking was getting him nowhere. But defenders of the status quo tend toward caution and legalisms and inaction until it is too late
The most revolutionary aspect of the Protestant teaching however, is the fact that the Protestants began to look for ways and means to serve God better through inventions, discoveries, researches, sciences, factories, industries, etc.
The Palestinian cause is not a cause for Palestinians only, but a cause for every revolutionary, wherever he is, as a cause of the exploited and oppressed masses in our era.
Revolutionary realism tries to draw the maximum advantage from every situation - that is what makes it revolutionary - but at the same time it does not permit us to set ourselves fantastic aims - that is what makes it realistic.
What is in the minds of the majority the society is unmindful of.