"He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Shel Silverstein on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Shel Silverstein on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Shel Silverstein on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Shel Silverstein on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Shel Silverstein on Mahatma Gandhi
"To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something."
"Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary."
"Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth."
"I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins."