Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, writer, and activist. After beginning his career as a comedian and later becoming an MTV presenter, Brand first achieved renown in 2004 as the host of Big Brother’s Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off. Profoundly inspirational Russell Brand quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.
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Famous Russell Brand Quotes
I know change is possible, I know there is an alternative because I live a completely different life to the one I was born with. I also know that the solution is not fame or money or any transient adornment of the individual. The only revolution that can really change the world is the one in your own consciousness, and mine has already begun.
We all need something to help us unwind at the end of the day.
The right to free speech is important but isn’t as important as we’re all humans beings together, let’s find solutions together’.
Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] – ‘I shall have heroin, but I shan’t have a hamburger.’ What a sexy little paradox.
If you don’t choose your own heroes, heroes will be chosen for you, and they will not represent values that empower you, they will represent powers that will enslave you.
Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends time and space.
Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you.
We all need something to help us unwind at the end of the day. You might have a glass of wine, or a joint, or a big delicious blob of heroin to silence your silly brainbox of its witterings but there has to be some form of punctuation, or life just seems utterly relentless.
Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.
If we don’t want our young people to tear apart our communities then don’t let people in power tear apart the values that hold our communities together.
We all place ourselves in danger to one degree or another when we stand up, but we place our children and grandchildren in even greater danger when we don’t.
If people have some sort of yearning, dissatisfaction or some itching irritability, then it might be because they aren’t looking in the right direction for a solution. They aren’t looking within.
Honesty has always been an integral part of my operation, really.
Inspirational Russell Brand Quotes
My mum brought me up on her own. All we really had was each other.
People that say the system works, work for the system.
Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions or death.
Be led by your talent, not by your self-loathing; those other things you just have to manage.
When I was growing up, I thought I’d be a lot happier if I was famous and successful and if I had money.
Strength does not have to be belligerent and loud.
As a person, I’m more doubtful, introspective and analytical.
I’m buying things for people I don’t even know. I’m like Willy Wonka.
Sometimes, as a comedian, a line will come to you that is so beautiful, so perfect, that you think: I did not create this line. This line belongs to all of us.
Question all information when you receive it.
If you can be free from pride, self-pity, self-centered-ness, selfishness, jealousy, envy, intolerance, impatience, greed, gluttony, lust, sloth, arrogance, and dishonesty, then there is a state of serenity and connectedness within.
As long as we prioritize material truths over spiritual truths we will live in tyranny because we are living an illusion.
I do a lot of kundalini yoga.
The more that I’ve detached myself from the things that I thought would make me happy like money and fame and other people’s opinions, the more truth is being revealed.
I couldn’t possibly have sex with someone with such a slender grasp on grammar!
The apathy doesn’t come from us, the people, the apathy comes from the politicians; they are apathetic to our needs. They are only interested in servicing the needs of corporations. The planet is being destroyed, we are creating an underclass, exploiting poor people all over the world, and the genuine legitimate problems of the world are not being addressed by our political parties.
For me, happiness occurs arbitrarily: a moment of eye contact on a bus, where all at once you fall in love; or a frozen second in a park where it’s enough that there are trees in the world.
Obviously, I don’t vote. As I believe democracy is a pointless spectacle where we choose between two indistinguishable political parties, neither of whom represent the people, but the interests of powerful business elites that run the world.
Sometimes close friendships have a tidal beat that pulls you towards different shores, through the ocean that connects you remains.
What was alien was being ordinary, being humdrum, being trapped into appeasing, having to crush and stifle my opinions, not being allowed to be brilliant, tricking myself into mediocrity.
How we treat the vulnerable is how we define ourselves as a species.
I’ve always had this impulse to be destructive.
Fear travels fast. Love travels a little more slowly. Rationale takes a little more consideration.
If you’ve got any concern at all about animal welfare, you’ve got to not eat meat.
The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics are wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.