"A man should be proud of suffering. All suffering is a reminder of our high estate.”
“I’ve got a really violent temper and I like booze and so, you know, shit’s gonna happen...I don’t get fuckin’ pissed at anybody for no reason. If somebody’s fuckin’ kickin’ me in the fuckin’ nuts...then I’m gonna bash your fuckin’ head in...I would never hurt anybody...go out of my way to bully anybody. I never bully anybody. I hate bullies. Bullies are fuckin’ pussies. I’m a bully crusher. You fuck with me, you know, I’ll be the first one to go in the schoolyard and go, ‘Why don’t you pick on somebody your own size? Who the fuck are you? What are you gonna do about it? Well, you’re about to find out. Leave the little guy alone.’ You know what I mean? I never...I’m always about helping people. I would never pick on anybody or do anything like that. Ever. That’s an asshole fuckin’ move man, you know? I mean, you know, like, with Black Label, if a man doesn’t fuckin’ bleed and he doesn’t cry you don’t trust him. He ain’t a fuckin’ man. You know what I mean? He ain’t got fuckin’ balls, so fuck that. You know what I mean? You don’t haze people. You don’t pick on people, beat ‘em up. You don’t do that shit. You know, someone tries to haze me? I go, ‘Yeah. Hey you motherfucker c’mon. You know you motherfuckers better kill me ‘cause I tell you right now, after your fucking five of yous get done kickin’ my ass I’m gonna kill every one of you motherfuckers. I’ll just make sure, when you’re walking home to your house, I’ll just jump out of the bush with a baseball bat and break every fuckin’ goddamn bone in your fuckin’ body. And then I’ll bite your dick and balls off and [?] them in your mouth.” - Ozzy guitarist and Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde (from a YouTube video posted by gladheads on 10 march 2008 titled ‘Is Zakk Wylde a Hellraiser?’).
“I have never learned anything wrong. In the penitentiary, I have never found a bad man. Every man in the penitentiary has always showed me his good side, and circumstances put him where he was. He would not be there, he is good, human, just like the policeman that arrested him is a good human. I have nothing against none of you. I can't judge any of you. But I think it is high time that you all started looking at yourselves, and judging the lie that you live in. I sit and I watch you from nowhere, and I have nothing in my mind, no malice against you and no ribbons for you.” - Charles Manson (to the Court, 19 November 1970, www.mansondirect.com/transa.html).
"When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertiliser, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change." - Thich Nhat Hanh.
"The act of judgement is an act of pride. It involves looking to our own store of knowledge, putting together a few facts, figures or fancies, and coming up with some sort of answer or solution to a given problem or situation. All too often it is the wrong solution or answer, and because of pride, we refuse to correct course.
Whatever you have in your mind ‑ forget it;