These would all obviously be better delivered by the man himself, but enjoy!
'They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Liiie. When you're high, you can do everything you normally do, just as well, you just realise it's not worth the f---ing effort. There is a difference.'
'No one has handguns in England, not even the cops. Now! In England last year they had fourteen deaths from handguns. Fourteen. Now! United States, I think you know how we feel about handguns. Whoo! I'm getting a warm, tingly feeling just saying the f---ing word to be honest with you. 23,000 deaths from handguns. But there's no connection...and you'd be a fool and a communist to make one. There's no connection between having a gun and shooting someone with it, and not having a gun and not shooting someone. There've been studies made, and there is no connection at all there. Yes. It's absolute truth. You know, fourteen deaths from handguns - probably American tourists, too...'
'A lot of things are changing, and they all seem to be stemming from the return of a gentleman named Bill Hicks. A man who I can't figure out if he is near enlightenment or a black beast. I don't know. He's a genius and a putz and a child and a master all in one. And with the return of him on Wednesday, my life has been shaken like thunder. I have experienced every emotion and every shade of feeling since he's been back. Elation, joy, bliss, anger, depression, awe, love, hate, wonder, laughter, disappointment, fear, pain, have all passed through me. And generally all at the same time.'
Dwight Slade's journal, American Scream, The Bill Hicks Story (by Cynthia True).
'He screamed into the microphone. His vision of a machine-gun-toting Jesus was positively malevolent. He acted out violent, bloody fantasies toward his former girlfriend, an assortment of politicians - even the Reagans' dog. he unearthed new, unimagined lows in bad taste...This is not a warm person. But is he funny? Oh yes.'
News and Observer reporter Michael Hetzer on Bill Hicks