Today’s Quote

October 3, 2007

Truthdig talks to Mort Sahl, iconoclastic comedian:

What they do to deter heroism in this country is they keep you on the defensive. It’s a strategy. They try to tie you up, get you defending yourself all the time, [where you’re] trying to prove you’re not crazy. People just have to remember what we’re all here for: to find our way home and to search for justice and romance along the way. Heroism is just learning how to listen to your better angels.

I was startled to see how little of Mort Sahl is available on CD, but here it is.


2 Responses to “Today’s Quote”

  1. whig Says:

    Steps to take: First, tell the truth; and second, trust yourself. You can’t go wrong.

  2. Scott Stiefel Says:

    I have an old LP of him at the Hungry I. Didn’t really move me. You can have it if you can play it.

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