Opium Quotes

The President wishes the Japanese to be very prudent about the introduction of opium, and if a treaty is made, he wishes that opium may be strictly prohibited.

Townsend Harris

I was left alone on the veranda with a Chinese neighbor who said in a low voice, Just why are you here in this rough-living country? He expected me to smirk in a manner that would show him I was in the opium business too, in secret. But I looked at him earnestly and answered, For the love of One who loves you. And then I told him of Christ. He said nothing, but backed away with amazement and awe on his face.

Isobel Kuhn

Optimism is the opium of the people.

Milan Kundera

The country's first drug ban explicitly targeted the opium of "the heathen Chinee." Cocaine was first banned in the south to prevent an uprising of hopped-up "cocainized Negroes."

Dan Baum

If organized religion is the opium of the masses, then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe.

Kerry Thornley

The expense of a war could be paid in time; but the expense of opium, when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time.

Townsend Harris

Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium!

Thomas de Quincey

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.

Edmund Wilson

Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists.

Henri-Frederic Amiel

Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.

Thomas De Quincey

Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.

Andre Malraux

Whereas wine disorders the mental faculties, opium introduces amongst them the most exquisite order, legislation and harmony. Wine robs a man of self-possession; opium greatly invigorates it.

Thomas De Quincey

Music is no different from opium. Music affects the human mind in a way that makes peoplethinkof nothing but music and sensual matters† Music is a treason to the country, a treason to our youth, and we should cut out all this music and replace it with something instructive.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.

Karl Marx

Religion is the opium of the masses.

Karl Marx

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.

Tom Robbins

Many Chinese saw opium as a poison introduced by foreign enemies.

Robert Trout

There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.

Andre Malraux

He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie.

Anais Nin

It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud

Coleridge, poet and philosopher wrecked in a mist of opium.

Matthew Arnold

Reproof is a medicine like mercury or opium; if it be improperly administered it will do harm instead of good.

James Burgh

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