The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. So I’d rather die for a cause, than live a life that is worthless.— Immortal Technique
The most delighting Immortal Technique quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
A pretty face can capture my attention but only a beautiful mind can hold it.
I'd rather be proud of what I am, rather than desperatly try to be something I'm really not; just to fit in.
Hell is not a place you go if you're not a Christian, it's the failure of your life's greatest ambition.
So when the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never, Because the dance with the devil might last you forever.
Ignorance is venomous and it murders the soul, spreading like a virus, running rampant, out of control.
Those people who kill women, children, and defenseless civilians are about as Muslim as mass murderer Christopher Columbus was a Christian.
If you don't have self-respect, if you don't have dignity, if you don't have some true knowledge of self and who you are, and where you're coming from, then you're absolutely lost.
You can make the future, but it starts with leaving the past.
A man who walks with God, can walk anywhere. Hence, I fear nothing.
You can’t stop a revolution from breathin’, so to beat ‘em they offer people the illusion of freedom.
True wealth is having your health, and knowledge of self.
Maybe we'll stop training our kids to stop looking at someone and automatically seeing them as Black or White or of this religion or that one etc, and instead, as a human being. Maybe we can stop forcing our ideas like, "I don't want them to marry this person because they are of this religion or this color" on them.
Poverty makes people do reckless things, but [the rich] do worse to protect their [interests]
As much as racism bleeds America, we need to understand that classism is the real issue.
I don't need to put jewels on to make myself feel important.
I'd rather drop them for the benefit of less fortunate people. I don't need to put gold on my body, and I'm not criticizing people who do, but for me, I'd rather be around my family and see them be happy because that's worth more to me than gold.
The Devil crept into Heaven, God overslept on the 7th, The New World Order was born on September 11.
I never tried to be Jay Z or Big Poppa, I'm underground like them dead children buried in Gaza
My revolution is born out of love for my people, not out of hatred for others.
Rich people, they stay out of jail not just because they have more money but because they grew up in a culture where they're educated by people to say, "I don't have to talk to the cops. If I get arrested, I'm not going to say a word to them. I'm just going to wait until my family lawyer gets here".
Using some economic issues to make one group of people, regardless of race or religion, the scapegoat for all the problems of the country is just the stupidest, and yet, the most creative propaganda scheme that you can come up with.
My enemy is not the average white guy, its not the kid down the block or the kids I see on the streets. My enemy is the white I don't see: the people in The white House, the corporate monoply owners. Fake liberal politicians-those are my enemies.
I Freestyle my Destiny, It's not written in Pages.
Read between the lines and free your mind
I feel my body weakening but my spirit is fine, ready to go to war with devils at the drop of a dime
Devils used to be God's angels that fell from the top.
There is no diversity cos we're burnin in the melting pot.
I'm not trying to sell pipe dreams to people.
I'm not giving them some fake utopia. I'm not telling them it's easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it. But you don't fight the fights you can win, you fight the fights that need fighting. That's the most important part.
People who go out and try to be a rebel at night, Try to make up for the fact that they settled in life.
When we look at these types of things it echoes to lessons we haven't learned from the past. We still don't see Rome as a negative thing; we glorify the Roman Empire. It was a fascist state under the control of an incredibly authoritarian militant pre-emptive striking genocidal regime.
The business of beauty isn't a natural model;
It's built to be the opposite of the cultures we topple. These magazines got you caught in a hustle, Cause when you starve yourself, your body doesn't burn fat, it burns muscles.
I jerk off inside books, and give life to words, leaving concepts stuck together you've probably never heard
Working your whole life wondering where the day went, the subway stays packed like a multicultural slaveship.
I won't trade humanity for patriotism.
The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you.
Universal truth is not measured in mass appeal, This is the last time I kneel and pray to the sky, Cause almost everything that I was always ever told was a lie...
Scary rock n' roll bands had all the devilish imagery.
But at the same time, it's not because they were devil worshippers, they were saying that society is run by devils. It was human society that created these things, they become the devils. This is what you worship. This money is what you worship. This idea is what you worship.
The perfect world for me is to find some sort of inner peace.
I believe that a man that walks with God can walk anywhere.
You don't have to either choose to save the world or become a sellout.
I say to people, "Listen dude, how can you save the world if you can't even save yourself? Why don't you try to affect one person's life who's in your life, and that would be historic."
I see the world for what it is, beyond the white and the black.
The mind of a child is where the Revolution begins.
I hate it when they tell us how far we've came to be;
as if our people's history started with slavery.
I just want to be remembered as someone who wanted people to think free and wanted people to be free, whether it's at the end of the day, or at the end of the mortal coil.
We still haven't gotten the message; we still don't see that it's bad. And then we copy everything about their [Roman Empire] structure. I mean Paul Bremer was the proconsul of Iraq. We're still using ancient terminology, we still have Senators and we have an Emperor, almost.
Universal truth is not measured in mass appeal.
It isn't me making money as much as it is me spending my money in a way that I feel is effective. My methodology is to say I'm not just going to throw money at a problem but rather personally invest myself in it.
I would love for [Jesus] to come back because I would love for him to face what is happening and to really have some sort of perspective. In that same respect, I'm sure that Prophet Muhammad would be disgusted by what some people use his name to justify.
King Abdullah has died. A divisive figure in the Middle East. The sad irony is that the USA preached democracy in the face of absolute rule.
I hope one of my fans has one of your kids shot: and blames it on acid, prozac, and slipknot.
There was a lot of rebelliousness, without focus, in my younger years.
And even when people ask me, "Oh you went to prison and you went to college for a couple years?" I'm like "Yeah, I learned more in prison than I think I ever learned in college." That's the sad truth.