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Ron English

Ron English (born June 3, 1959) is an American contemporary artist who explores brand imagery, street art and advertising.



Death and the Eternal Forever (2014)


English, Ron. Death and the Eternal Forever (2014). London. ISBN 978-0-9576649-2-0. OCLC 868078912.

  • The only good artist is a dead artist.
  • Death is more interesting from a distance.
  • The womb is the first portal to the hereafter.
  • The rumors of my death are only a pending reality.
  • Even if you live to one hundred, you’ll still be dead forever.
  • Death is nature’s way of staying in charge.
  • Everyone is dead in heaven.
  • I can no more imagine my demise than remember my birth.
  • There is much to accomplish before I become fertilizer for the foliage.
  • Live life like you're writing your own obituary.
  • No evil comes from the fear of hell, no good comes from the promise of heaven.

Ron English's Fauxlosophy (2016)


English, Ron. Ron English's fauxlosophy (First edition ed.). [Darlington]. ISBN 978-1-908211-45-3. OCLC 928121529.

  • In the future everyone will be dead for 15 minutes.
  • My reflections always get it backwards.
  • Evolution is the myth that keeps on morphing.
  • Narcissism makes me feel better about myself.
  • Fame always finds the village idiot.
  • Art is the canary in the goldmine.
  • Sell a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will put you out of a job.
  • Last place is first place in the very next race.
  • You can’t judge a book while it’s on fire.
  • You don’t protest air pollution by holding your breath.
  • There’s nothing to dream about in heaven.
  • Criminals are the product of arrested development.
  • Familiarity is the enemy of admiration.
  • There’s nothing more dangerous than a good idea.
  • You can lead a horse to Harvard but you can’t make him think.
  • The only ass I follow is my own.
  • If you believe, it doesn’t have to be true.
  • Footprints go unnoticed on a well-worn path.
  • You can’t part the waters without making some waves.
  • The end of the world goes on forever.
  • My heart is in the right place… between my lungs.
  • I’ve built my house with the stones you’ve thrown.
  • Life is hardest on the headstrong.
  • The fastest way to the future is to bypass the past.
  • Every silver lining obscures a cloud.
  • If I wanted your opinion, I wouldn’t bother having one of my own.
  • The best things in life have fleas.
  • A ripe apple never toppled the tree.
  • Patience is wasted on the lazy.
  • Every river is looking for an ocean.
  • My thoughts hold my mind together.
  • Holding contradictory ideas balances the brain.
  • The human heart beats itself to death.
  • Nothing is normal until you get used to it.
  • You’re only young forever.
  • It’s not the journey that weighs you down; it’s the baggage.
  • Talent is the enemy of taste. Taste is the enemy of talent.
  • The longest journey ends where apathy begins.
  • You can’t have your cake and your waistline, too.
  • I’ll stay awake while reason sleeps.
  • Memories forever remake the past.
  • He who laughs last may be the joke.
  • He who laughs last didn’t get the joke.
  • Question, believe, or lose your mind.
  • Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three lefts do.
  • You may know you’re going to die, but you won’t know you’re dead.
  • You are not a clone.
  • We are the new they.
  • The lesser of two evils is not the greater good.
  • Evolution’s the gift that keeps on giving.
  • I may be shallow, but my thoughts are deep.
  • Pacifists lose the war; aggressors lose the peace.
  • Fall is the season the leaves do dread, because gravity loves the color red.
  • Last place gets to stay in the race longer.
  • When all else fails, start a band.
  • In heaven, no one can hear you dream.
  • Behind every great man is a pickpocket.
  • Education prepares the next generation for life and debt.
  • I pray my obituary is a hoax.
  • No brain, no pain.
  • You can’t have your kitsch and your good taste, too.
  • Madness is the genius’ substitute for stupidity.
  • Nothing is true until someone believes.
  • No one should possess more than they can hold in their heart.
  • If questioning something endangers its existence, extinction is probably in its future.
  • The trivial travels faster than the profound.
  • Some days you can’t see the forest for the fire.
  • You’re guaranteed a past, but not a future.
  • It’s always tomorrow on the other side of the world.
  • I believe my own imagination.
  • Memories forever remake themselves.
  • Myths are the unbelievable truth.
  • Evolution is a two-way street.
  • It’s not the size of the brush; it’s the expanse of the imagination.
  • Absinthe makes the mind go wander.
  • I’m complicated, not confused.
  • Adversity is the mother of contention.
  • A stream of consciousness leads to an ocean of revelations.
  • Evolution doesn’t work on creationists.
  • Holding something sacred stunts its evolution.
  • Only the evaporated ascend.
  • The rich don’t start revolutions.
  • Every teardrop returns to a cloud.
  • It’s not God I fear but the woman who bore him.
  • You are the dreams of your ancestors.
  • The water I breathe would drown the more evolved.
  • You can’t remember what you never forgot.
  • Some people play hard to get; I play hard to want.
  • I don’t love myself; I have other people do that for me.
  • Jesus never walked on water, but he was always on thin ice.
  • What you believe is without a clue. What I believe is always true.
  • There is no outfit that can make me fit in.
  • The rules always seem to be in the service of someone else.
  • Being a big fish in a small pond is great until you have to poop.
  • We are the offspring of extinct imagination.
  • Dreaming is easy; I can do it in my sleep.

We Are the New They (2020)


English, Ron and the Rabbbits. We Are the New They (2020). PoPaganda. Spotify.

  • Tomorrow’s the future’s yesterday

Ron English's Fauxlosophy: Volume 2 (2022)


English, Ron. Ron English's Fauxlosophy: Volume 2 (2022). Kindle Edition, ASIN:B09RH7ZMHB.

  • A man with a bomb has never to beg.
  • Everyone matters more than you except to yourself.
  • Her beauty is best experienced in the dark.
  • He who has not sinned lacks a stone.
  • Dodge the draft or dodge the bullets.
  • Happiness isn’t having something for yourself but wanting it for everyone.
  • Good things come to those with bait.
  • Don't let your actions betray your intentions.
  • Doing is thinking in the third dimension.
  • A full house beats one of a kind.
  • A gun in the hand is worth a corpse in the Promised Land.
  • Death would be better if it weren’t forever.
  • The irreplaceable get stuck where they are.
  • Most aliens are expressionists.
  • It’s better to be happy than in pursuit of it.
  • I believe my best guesses.
  • A skeleton in the closet saves on a grave.
  • Animals are never naked.
  • An army of one answers to none.
  • If someone’s face lacks a smile, offer them yours.
  • I’m in love with your pretense like you’re in love with mine.
  • If it’s good enough for the cosmos, it’s good enough for humankind.
  • Anything worth doing can be done by someone else.
  • Sometimes you have to do something dangerous to get death's attention.
  • Increasing your odds gets you closer to your goal.
  • In heaven you get the hang-over before the intoxication.
  • I only speak to drown out my thoughts.
  • Life is fair. Everyone gets more than they deserve.
  • I would talk to myself but I’m not a good listener.
  • The few think for the many.
  • I was reincarnated as my former self.
  • I have an undeveloped photographic memory.
  • I could kill two birds if I wasn't so stoned.
  • It’s better to get the last laugh than the joke.
  • It’s easier to solve problems if you don’t have to live with the solutions.
  • In a land of plenty it is better to consume than create.
  • In fraud we trust.
  • Mad to the marrow.
  • If you want to get hit by a car, stand in the road.
  • If you got everything you wanted there would be nothing left for anyone else.
  • If God had meant man to fly he would have gone a little easier on the gravity.
  • I hope my journey to death lasts at least ninety years.
  • Those who cannot create consume.
  • They wouldn’t criticize you if they didn’t feel threatened..
  • Thinking is not doing.
  • Heaven is a Christian-free eternity.
  • There is nothing more exhilarating than understanding.
  • There is no right I would not gladly forgo to expand your power.
  • The low road leads to da feet.
  • The indoctrinated's different drummer is a metronome.
  • The impossible has no past.
  • The inevitable only exists through lack of intervention.
  • The heart’s desire is expressed in blood.
  • The first thing on my to-do list is to make a to-do list.
  • The only thing I would do different is more of the same.
  • A shadow never sees the sun.
  • It takes a different kind of courage to be a coward.
  • Our existence is nearly a biological impossibility.
  • If the folks back home could see me now, they’d know the surveillance system works.
  • Oncoming traffic appears closer in the rearview mirror.
  • Only the dead find peace, only the living desire it.
  • Memories have their own way with the past.
  • Money is the root of all motivation.
  • Nothing’s a mistake until you make it.
  • One percent intention, ninety nine percent desire.
  • The road to hell is littered with ads.
  • Out of the clear blue nowhere.
  • The opinions of others are articulated by my inner voice.
  • My failure is a window for your success.
  • Patience grows old.
  • The revolution will go unnoticed.
  • I only appear selfish to a saint.
  • Nobody understands a prostitute better than a politician.
  • Being misunderstood is the measure of an artist, being understood is the measure of a man.
  • Mirrors reverse life, memories reverse time.
  • No is a bigger word than I.
  • My parents saved me from nonexistence.
  • If listening was as important as speaking, you would have twice as many ears as mouths.
  • Mistakes clear the path for success.
  • Memories remake the past, dreams remake the future.
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