All my life I have stood against banning Communism or other extremist organisations because, if you do that, they go underground and it gives them an excitement that they don't get if they are allowed to pursue their policies openly. We'll beat them into the ground on argument... We are all unequal. No one, thank heavens, is like anyone else, however much the Socialists may pretend otherwise. We believe that everyone has the right to be unequal but to us every human being is equally important. The men in the Soviet politburo don't have to worry about the ebb and flow of public opinion. They put guns before butter, while we put just about everything before guns. They know that they are a super power in only one sense--the military sense. They are a failure in human and economic terms No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well. Oh, but you know, you do not achieve anything without trouble, ever. They're casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations, because there is no such thing as an entitlement unless someone has first met an obligation. Mr. Chairman, you have invited me to speak on the subject of Britain and Europe. Perhaps I should congratulate you on your courage. If you believe some of the things said and written about my views on Europe, it must seem rather like inviting Genghis Khan to speak on the virtues of peaceful coexistence! ...The European Community is one manifestation of that European identity, but it is not the only one. We must never forget that east of the Iron Curtain, peoples who once enjoyed a full share of European culture, freedom and identity have been cut off from their roots. We shall always look on Warsaw, Prague and Budapest as great European cities...To try to suppress nationhood and concentrate power at the centre of a European conglomerate would be highly damaging and would jeopardise the objectives we seek to achieve. Europe will be stronger precisely because it has France as France, Spain as Spain, Britain as Britain, each with its own customs, traditions and identity. It would be folly to try to fit them into some sort of identikit European personality...it is ironic that just when those countries such as the Soviet Union, which have tried to run everything from the centre, are learning that success depends on dispersing power and decisions away from the centre, there are some in the Community who seem to want to move in the opposite direction. It is always important in matters of high politics to know what you do not know. Those who think they know, but are mistaken, and act upon their mistakes, are the most dangerous people to have in charge. Singapore's success shows us that: A country's wealth need not depend on natural resources, it may even ultimately benefit from their absence. The greatest resource of all is Man. What government has to do is to set the framework for human talent to flourish. The feminists hate me, don't they? And I don't blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison. --Margaret Thatcher
The concept of dreaming is known to the waking mind but to the dreamer there is no waking, no real world, no sanity; there is only the screaming bedlam of sleep.
There's no time for us There's no place for us What is this thing that fills our dreams Yet slips away from us? There's no chance for us It's all decided for us This world has only one sweet moment Set aside for us. Touch my tears with your lips Touch my world with your fingertips And we can have forever And we can love forever Who wants to live forever? Who wants to live forever? Forever... is our today Oh Who waits forever anyway? --Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
Hide in your shell 'cos the world is out to bleed you for a ride What will you gain making your life a little longer? Heaven or Hell, was the journey cold that gave your eyes of steel? Shelter behind painting your mind and playing joker Too Frightening to listen to a stranger Too Beautiful to put your pride in danger You're waiting for someone to understand you But you've got demons in your closet And you're screaming out to stop it Saying life's begun to cheat you Friends are out to beat you Grab on to what you scramble for Don't let the tears linger on inside now 'Cos it's sure time you gained control If I can help you, if I can help you If I can help you, just let me know Well, let me show you the nearest signpost To get your heart back and on the road If I can help you, if I can help you If I can help you, just let me know. All through the night as you lie awake and hold yourself so tight What do you need, a second-hand-movie-star to tend you? I as a boy, I believed the saying the cure for pain was love How would it be if you could see the world through my eyes? Too Frightening- the fire's getting colder Too Beautiful- to think you're getting older You're waiting for someone to bring you answer. But what you see is just an illusion You're surrounded by confusion Saying life's begun to cheat you Friends are out to beat you Grab on to what you can scramble for Don't let the tears... ... just let me know I wanna know... I wanna know you... Well let me know you I wanna feel you I wanna touch you Please let me near you Can you hear what I'm saying? Well I'm hoping, I'm dreamin', I'm prayin' I know what you're thinkin' See what you're seein' Never ever let yourself go Hold yourself down, hold yourself down Why d'ya hold yourself down? Why don't you listen, you can Trust me, There's a place I know the way to A place there is need to feel you Feel that you're alone Hear me I know exactly what you're feelin' 'Cos all your troubles are within you Please begin to see that I'm just bleeding to Love me, love you Loving is the way to Help me, help you - Why must we be so cool, oh so cool? --Roger Hodgson - Hide In Your Shell
When I was young it seemed that life was so wonderful a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical And all the birds in the trees well they'd be singing so happily joyfully, oh playfully watching me But then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible, logical, oh responsible, practical And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable clinical, oh intellectual, cynical. Oh watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, a liberal, oh fanatical, criminal Oh won't you sign up your name we'd like to feel you're acceptable respectable, presentable - & vegetable! But at night when all the world's asleep The questions run too deep for such a simple man Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned I know it sounds absurd but please tell me who I am Who I am? --Roger Hodgson - The Logical Song
Dreamer, you know you are a dreamer Well can you put your hands in your head, oh no I said, "Dreamer, you're nothing but a dreamer" Well can you put your hands in your head, oh no I said "Far out, what a day, a year, a laugh it is" You know, well you know you had it comin' to you Now there's not a lot I can do Dreamer, you stupid little dreamer So now you put your head in your hands, oh no Work it out someday If I could see something You can see anything you want boy If I could be someone You can be anyone, celebrate boy Well if I could do something You can do something If I could do anything But can you do something out of this world? Take a dream on a Sunday Take a life, take a holiday Take a lie, take a dreamer Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream along --Roger Hodgson - Dreamer