Ralph Steadman Quotes


Suspicion and doubt lead to animosity and hatred.

Half of art is accident but there is no accident without free experiment.

I once saw a lump of Greenland breaking off into the sea and moving south which of course will affect the atmosphere and us generally and it'll happen more and more.

Like you do about Nelson Mandela you can't help feeling the guy's a good man.

Animal Farm has seen off all the opposition. It's as valid today as it was fifty years ago.

Governments are not running the show anymore. Scumbag Entrepreneurs are and they have a harsh and ruthless agenda.

Funny thing about Americans. They are the first to adopt weird lifestyles and radical views but they are the most conservative race on earth.

Business should never be allowed to justify mean thug ugly deals for any reason.

You see that's what I think is such a terrible terrible betrayal the trust that people have in government.

I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side.

Whores get bow-legged and bankers get mean which is strange when you think that that if whores get bow-legged bankers should get generous but they never do.

The kids are not brought up to have minds of their own as individuals.

America is ripe for lies and lethargy. The pure mountain air is going and gone. It is a huge burden and a sadness for us all.

I see if I can make human beings look like reptiles.

The betrayal of people's good will good trust that things are being done for the best and they actually ARE being done for the best.

Beware of privilege. It stinks of rotten rotten fish heads many of which were lapping the shore beneath the jetties.

I am an artist and have no right buggering about with verbs and split infinitives which is what being a writer says to me.

I have even written a book about Wine called The Grapes of Ralph.

Americans live with the certain knowledge that the source of their greatness has not yet been released.

Moral authority has been laid to rest world opinion is no more than a game show and the difference between good and evil is about as relevant as changing channels.

Man's idea of God and a God's collusion is an essential part of the equation to wage war.

I am an artist I trade in uncertainty and superstition and cant. I invent dark visions of impossible situations that can never be resolved.

Man has an innate capacity for violence but can only justify it in the name of justice.

Whats a gonzotic frenzy? Well its me in the throes of an ink splattering attempt to capture the feeling I have at that particular time.

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.

Call immediately. Time is running out. We both need to do something monstrous before we die.

I've done the Rolling Stones eating each other.

You see nature will do exactly what it must and if we are a hindrance to its development to even its destructive powers to reform itself and we are in a way we will go.

It makes me so desperately sad to witness just how unforgivably wretched our world has become.

You know we're really destroying ourselves because we're really making the motivating force of anything we do selfish.

There is no truly global justice.

God invented mankind because he loved silly stories.

Hunter and I never got proper journalistic accreditation to go anywhere. Nobody was giving us passes to go in here or there. We always had to somehow talk our way in.

Isolationism is over.

There's no such thing as a mistake really. It's just an opportunity to do something else.

Happiness is a Small Politician' - my mantra then and forever more.