The revolution you dream of is not ours. You don’t want to change the world, you want to blow it up.
Revolutionary movements attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.
All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.[Toutes les révolutions modernes ont abouti à un renforcement de l’État.]
Some men hope for revolution but when you revolt and set up your new government you find your new government is still the same old Papa, he has only put on a cardboard mask.
Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
Revolution sounds very romantic, you know, but it ain’t, it’s blood and guts and madness; it’s little kids killed who get in the way, it’s little kids who don’t understand what the fuck is going on. it’s your whore, your wife ripped in the belly with a bayonet and then raped in the a** while you watch. it’s men torturing men who used to laugh at Mickey Mouse cartoons.
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.[Les pensées qui prétendent mener notre monde au nom de la révolution sont devenues en réalité des idéologies de consentement, non de révolte.]