Decadent Lifestyle

John Lennon on marijuana

john lennon

“Marijuana was the main thing that promoted non-violence amongst the youth, because as soon as they have it, they - first of all you have to laugh on your first experiences. There’s nothing else you do but laugh, and then, when you’ve got over that and you realize that people aren’t laughing at you, but with you, it’s a community thing, and nothing would ever stop it, nothing on earth is going to stop it, and the only thing to do is to find out how to use it for good, or for the best.”

— John Lennon


Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna

“People have a right to get stoned. They have a right to think and explore their own minds. This is as intimate a part of their being as their sexuality. Any culture which mitigates that is clearly afraid of a full and fair and open dialogue about what reality is and what real human values ought to be.”

—Terence McKenna


Anaïs Nin

Anais Nin

“I want to hear raucous music, to see faces, to brush against bodies, to drink fiery Benedictine. Beautiful women and handsome men arouse fierce desires in me. I want to dance. I want drugs. I want to know perverse people, to be intimate with them. I never look at naive faces. I want to bite into life, and to be torn by it.”

- Anaïs Nin


Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais


Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

“Something else is hurting you - that’s why you need pot or whiskey, or whips and rubber suits, or screaming music turned so fucking loud you can’t think.”

Charles Bukowski


Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson


Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks

“I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your fuckin' mouth.”

- Bill Hicks


Advice from Tom Waits

Tom Waits

“Break windows, smoke cigars, and stay up late. Tell 'em to do that, they'll find a little pot of gold.”

- Tom Waits, when asked for advice for younger musicians


Pain and pleasure

“Sex should be a perfect balance of pain and pleasure. Without that symmetry, sex becomes a routine rather than an indulgence.”

- Marquis de Sade


Decorate your life with music


“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.”

- Frank Zappa