Thursday, July 29, 2010

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I cannot believe he has been dead two years already. I still miss him. This is one of my favorite quotes of his:

"I don't like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: "Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, 'There is no "I" in team.' What you should tell them is, 'Maybe not. But there is an "I" in independence, individuality and integrity.'" Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, "We're the So-and-Sos," take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it's unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don't participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you're not a team player, congratulate them on being observant." --George Carlin

10 comments:

Annie Coe said...

My God, has it been two years?!
I miss him too and I love this quote and I totally agree.
xoxo

kenza said...

Wonderful wonderful quote and homage!
And yes the "never join a group with a name" --I have been a fervent believer in that... Groups, labels, etc. are so restrictive, so limiting...

Agneta said...

I remember this man as an unusually & very cool standup comedian artist, with lots of black humor.

Thanks for your nice, friendly comments on my blog, they always make me so wonderfully warm in my heart.

LAV

Agneta

GeNeRaCiOn AsErE said...

la muerte siempre nos sorprende

GeNeRaCiOn AsErE said...

yoli, pasamos por los cayos hace un tiempo e hicimos esto,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0vFL2-LgIo
pero que conste, que no se me ha olvidado el mojito.
;)
tony

willow said...

What a great quote!! Excellent post, Yoli.

Lonnie Hanzon said...

Billy was like George. Thank you for your condolencess.
I was so moved and changed by Billy. He would have loved you.
Lonnie

Lonnie Hanzon said...

Billy was like George. Thank you for your condolencess.
I was so moved and changed by Billy. He would have loved you.
Lonnie

Lonnie Hanzon said...

i loved his craft of word so much.
Thanks for your words. Billy was a great man.
Love, love, love

Serline said...

Sounds like a good description of my hubby. And he was a George Carlin fan too.