Sunday, January 12, 2014
The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
--George Bernard Shaw
Let's face it: It's difficult enough to be funny without worrying about what is going to offend whom.
“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fu***** what."
"It's not about going around trying to stir up trouble. As long as you're honest and you articulate what you believe to be true, somebody somewhere will become your enemy whether you like it or not.”
― Criss Jami
“Anything designed to be inoffensive isn't worth your time -- life itself is pretty offensive, ending as it does with death.”
― Holly Lisle
Offence is important; that's how you know you care about things. Imagine a life where you're not offended. So dull.
--In America today, if your sensibilities are offended by something that has happened, you get an enormous amount of credibility and are taken very seriously.
I offended somebody. I don't know how. I don't know why. I never even said anything personal to her. She went running to complain to the principal and I was put on the carpet. I went through a dreadful 24 hours of self-flagellation and intense feelings of inadequacy. And then I realized that I have saved myself the woe of knowing a very unpleasant person! Tant pis!