quote by Jerry Garcia

The real problems are cultural. The problems of the people who take drugs as a cultural trap - I think there's a real problem there, the crack stuff, the hopelessness of the junkie. The urban angst.

— Jerry Garcia

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Hip-hop culture is deeply rooted in the wrong things.

Hip-hop is about drugs right now. It's more so about drugs - about selling drugs, about using drugs - it's bad for kids.


Drug culture quote Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.
Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.

I'm very sad to be compared with Warhol and The Factory, because I have no drugs, you know. We have no drug culture in Japan! Maybe it's because our attitude toward labor is totally different.

Drug culture quote You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop readin
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
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Most people wish they could erase suffering out of the dictionary.

Today's culture of comfort and instant gratification has no patience for suffering - most people want to drug it, escape it, divorce it; do anything but live with it.

I wasn't accepted because I didn't accept the drug culture that most of my peers were involved in. Now it's like a locked room.

The cultural integration of psychedelics won't happen overnight, and the question of young people is perhaps the most difficult involved. The first step is for people who have knowledge of these substances to share it, "coming out" about their own experiences. Drug education should be honest and present a balanced picture of risks and benefits.


Drug culture quote Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will neve
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.

When there is no such thing as religious culture and moral education, serious social problems such as drug addiction and racism fill the gap.

We've got the most prosperous culture in human history and we've also got the biggest spiritual hole in human history. People are saying, "I can't fill the hole with money. I can't fill it with alcohol, or drugs, or sex, so what do I need to fill it with?"

It would be wryly interesting if in human history the cultivation of marijuana led generally to the invention of agriculture, and thereby to civilization.

Drug culture quote A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

First, you have stereotypes, and that will be the black drug dealer, the east Asian kung fu master, the Middle Eastern terrorist in 'True Lies.' Then you have stuff that takes place on culturally specific terrain, that engages with it, but actually subverts assumptions. 'Smashes' stereotypes. That's where I've come into the game.

your culture has become sophisticated, like a computer, or a drug that you take for a headache. You can use it, but you cannot explain how it works. Certainly not to girls who stack up their firewood against the side of the house.


I was about 17 or 18 and there were a lot of clubs and dancing.

It was the beginning of rave culture and a lot of ecstasy. Because of all the drugs, there are certain songs that make me feel high.

Drug culture quote I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.

Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs.

I grew up with an admiration for their culture and was sensitive to their problems.

And so popular culture raises issues that are very important, actually, in the country I think. You get issues of the First Amendment rights and issues of drug use, issues of AIDS, and things like that all arise naturally out of pop culture.

We have allowed our youths to buy into a culture (hip hop) that has been perverted, corrupted and overtaken by prison culture. The music, attitude and behavior expressed in this culture is anti-black, anti-education, demeaning, self-destructive, pro-drug dealing and violent.

Drug culture quote Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our poli
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.

The United States and Mexico are trapped - economically, culturally, politically and because of drug crime - in the same continent.


I think it talks about that there needs to be some proactive attack against drugs infiltrating our culture.

And they drank heavily, partied with great enthusiasm, and relished the drug culture; they moved in and out and slept around, and this was okay because they defined their own morality. They were fighting for the Mexicans and the redwoods, dammit! They had to be good people!

Drug culture quote Your culture is your brand
Your culture is your brand

Music documentaries are hard to tell, but I think they're an amazing vehicle to look at racism, our attitude to sex, the way we judge drugs. There's the ability to get a big audience because of these incredible, iconic, charismatic people. You can look at a number of issues - the challenge is to make sure you choose something that has all those issues. Popular music is like a mirror of culture, of who we are.

The drug culture has shaped at least one major change since the Sixties;

It became the basis for overloading our prisons.

A man can be a hero if he is a scientist, or a soldier, or a drug addict, or a disc jockey, or a crummy mediocre politician. A man can be a hero because he suffers and despairs; or because he thinks logically and analytically; or because he is sensitive; or because he is cruel. Wealth establishes a man as a hero, and so does poverty. Virtually any circumstance in a man's life will make him a hero to some group of people and has a mythic rendering in the culture -- in literature, art, theater, or the daily newspapers.


Drug culture quote I don't do drugs, I am drugs.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs.

Some of these pro-drug messages come from popular culture.

When the National Security Agency recruited me, they put me through a day of lie detector tests. They found out all my weaknesses and immediately seduced me. They used the strongest drugs in our culture, sex, power and money, to win me over.

I'm always uneasy with messages. I think if there is a message, it's about taking control of your life. Not becoming a victim. Be true to yourself. In essence it's about love in the drug culture.

Drug culture quote Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible
Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.

Sex and drugs were simply not discussed in our culture at that time.

I wouldn't want to be so presumptuous as to suggest what my neighbors should or shouldn't do. Great insights might come out of drug dealing and prostitution. I'm not qualified to say. Not that I would promote those practices. I just respect the complexity of their cultural ecosystem and think it would be pretty lame, not to mention fruitless, to waltz in with some kind of reformative agenda.


I am so disconnected from the world of rock 'n' roll.

I was always peripheral, partly because of the drug culture. I was not involved in that.

Drug culture quote I don't do drugs, I am drugs !
I don't do drugs, I am drugs !

The use of language around drugs is really important.

So we find that it's increasingly difficult in our society to find the word "drug" not connected to the word "abuse." The notion of a responsible use of drugs is written out in the language of our culture.

I think a lot of people who were addicts are actually people who had that strong innate need to experience non-ordinary states of consciousness. But because our society has turned into this destructive culture of these horrible drugs that nullify you, they have that experience in a negative way. And then they lose that capacity forever, to have it in a positive way.

I had these glorified ideas about San Francisco and its drug culture - I thought inspiration would just hit me and I would get these San Francisco drugs in my system and all of a sudden an amazing record would come out. But that's not really what happened at all.

Drug culture quote Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
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Drugs became an obsession, like Culture Club had been, like religion later became although I'm through with that now.


I don't think that mass drug taking is a good idea.

But I think that we must have a deputized minority, a shamanic professional class if you will, whose job is to bring ideas out of the deep black water and show them off to the rest of us and perform for our culture some of the cultural functions that shaman perform in pre-literate cultures.

The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness , of fear and pleasure; it's a little like making love, the physical act of love.

I simply don't like the culture of drugs.

I never liked the hippies for it. I think it was a mistake to be all the time stoned and on weed. It didn't look right and it doesn't look right today either and the damage drugs have done to civilizations are too enormous. And besides, I don't need any drug to step out of myself. I don't want them and I do not need them.

Tobacco is the second most dangerous drug available to our culture.

Number one is alcohol follow by many pharmacy pills. So no, marijuana is not more dangerous then tobacco.