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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.

Quotes[edit]

Death and the Eternal Forever (2014)[edit]

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)[edit]

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)[edit]

English, Ron and the Rabbbits. We Are the New They (2020). PoPaganda. Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/album/0ECo51P59WwbFY2iIKZ9F4

  • Tomorrow’s the future’s yesterday

Ron English's Fauxlosophy: Volume 2 (2022)[edit]

English, Ron. Ron English's Fauxlosophy: Volume 2 (2022). Kindle Edition, ASIN:B09RH7ZMHB. https://www.amazon.com/Ron-Englishs-Fauxlosophy-2-English-ebook/dp/B09RH7ZMHB/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2FUBHMQ8AUFHK&keywords=fauxlosophy+ron+english&qid=1652366542&sprefix=fauxlosophy+ron+english%2Caps%2C125&sr=8-2

  • 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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