Yes, he did say this...

in General Discussion edited January 2014
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For George Carlin that was quite good.


  • Reply 1 of 9
    A wonderful Message by George Carlin

    The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but

    shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,

    but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and

    smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees

    but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment more experts, yet more

    problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

    We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,

    drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read

    too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our

    possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and

    hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've

    added years to life not life to years.

    We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the

    street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space.

    We've done

    larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but

    polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We

    write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've

    learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more

    information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and


    These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small

    character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of

    two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are

    days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night

    stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to

    quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and

    nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to

    you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just

    hit delete.

    Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going

    to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to

    you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your

    side. Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is

    the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

    Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most

    of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep

    inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday

    that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak

    and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

    Thought I'd share that...
  • Reply 2 of 9
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Why does every quote like this always get attributed to George Carlin?

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  • Reply 3 of 9
    Carlin or not it's wrong.
  • Reply 4 of 9
    Carlin or not, its wrong

    We conquered outer space but not inner space.

    Ahh, that is the defining line of the whole thing. Too true.

    However I didnt like it. It was cool for the first 6 lines but got borring fast.
  • Reply 5 of 9
    [quote]"PARADOX OF OUR TIME"

    One of the more embarrassing items making the internet/e-mail rounds is a sappy load of shit called "The Paradox of Our Time." The main problem I have with it is that as true as some of the expressed sentiments may be, who really gives a shit? Certainly not me.

    I figured out years ago that the human species is totally ****ed and has been for a long time. I also know that the sick, media-consumer culture in America continues to make this so-called problem worse. But the trick, folks, is not to give a ****. Like me. I really don't care. I stopped worrying about all this temporal bullshit a long time ago. It's meaningless. (See the preface of "Braindroppings.")

    Another problem I have with "Paradox" is that the ideas are all expressed in a sort of pseudo-spiritual, New-Age-y, "Gee-whiz-can't-we-do-better-than-this" tone of voice. It's not only bad prose and poetry, it's weak philosophy. I hope I never sound like that.


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  • Reply 6 of 9
    How did that ever get attributed to Carlin in the first place? It doesn't sound anything like him.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    Oh shit. Sorry... <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
  • Reply 8 of 9
    A while ago I was a news story about this essay and the essay was from a high school student. IIRC it was someone from Columbine High School.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Probably one of the shooters. Sick bastards.
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