Quotation Explorer - 'Opium'

A true opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death - the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged. - Czesław Miłosz
The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine, forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den. - Phillip Adams
To aspire is to go back to the start of the journey when you're one lap away from the finish line, we have to begin with the end in mind and dig for for the opium goals. - Goitsemang Mvula
Sex does not thrive on monotony. Without feeling, inventions, moods,no surprises in bed. Sex must be mixed with tears, laughter, words, promises, scenes, jealousy, envy, all the spices of fear, foreign travel, new faces, novels, stories, dreams, fantasies, music, dancing, opium, wine. - Anaïs Nin
All I want in this life are three...a moonlit beach on the starlit sea,a breath of opium, and thee. - Roman Payne
...then he stretched himself alongside her to smoke a cigarette with all the ceremony of an opium dreamer. - Anaïs Nin
Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. - Karl Marx
I like the posture, but not the yoga. I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping. - Roman Payne
Atheism is the opium of the mathematicians. Atheism is the religion of Mathematics. - Bill Gaede
This diary is my kief, hashish and opium pipe. This is my drug and my vice. - Anaïs Nin
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. - Karl Marx
Tao. Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads nowhither. - W. Somerset Maugham
There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman. - André Malraux
Religion is the opium of the poor - Ernest Hemingway
I think that everything should be made available to everybody, and I mean LSD, cocaine, codeine, grass, opium, the works. Nothing on earth available to any man should be confiscated and made unlawful by other men in more seemingly powerful and advantageous positions. - Charles Bukowski
The artist's greatest creation beganthe night he washed his memory of his failuresrubbed opium on his lipsdrank the wine that women offered himand lay down and wept. - Roman Payne
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