Opium Quotes

Optimism is the opium of the people.

Milan Kundera

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

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

Kerry Thornley

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

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

Andre Malraux

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

Thomas De Quincey

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

Tom Robbins

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

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.

Edmund Wilson

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

Andre Malraux

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

Robert Trout
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