Podcast 171 – “The Technology of Freedom”


Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary


Dr. Timothy Leary[NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.]

“Many people are afraid to be free. They’re afraid that if liberty were to seep through the land then they would loose something. The just don’t trust themselves enough to be free.”

“Prison is a luxury. Unfortunately it is wasted on people who don’t know how to use it.”

“The objective is to get as far away from The Man as you can.”

“There’s only one technology of freedom. It’s the human brain.”

“You’ve got to be smart to be free, and most people don’t want to take the responsibility to be free.”

“You are as old as the last time you changed your mind.” (Anon quoted by Leary?)

“Liberty is inexorably intertwined with intelligence.”

“Every time you hear that word ’security’ watch out, because somebody’s going to take some of your freedom away.”

“One way to become more intelligent is to migrate to where people are as intelligent or more intelligent than you.”

“I’m basically pro-drugs. Drugs give you more options. Now I’m not pro any one drug. I’m pro-freedom-of-drugs.”

“We can only go as far outward as we have gone inward.”


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