In our latest in the ‘in 10 great quotes’ series, we look at Penn Jillette
Well at least we know where he’s starting from!
I’m a hardcore libertarian - I want everything legal - but I also believe that you have the right to free association.
Just because libertarians don’t think something shouldn’t be illegal, doesn’t mean that they like it;
I’ve never had a drink of alcohol or any drug in my life.
He goes on;
If I go out to dinner with you and you order wine, I leave. I won’t be around drugs and alcohol at all.
Penn Jillette on an an uncomfortable truth;
The fact is that violence gives you a rush.
Penn Jillette expands on his previous comment;
When you’re watching Psycho, there’ s that moment when you have a visceral reaction to watching someone being stabbed. And then you have the intellectual revelation that you’re not, and that’s where the celebration comes in.
It’s not censorship if someone refuses to pay you if you say things they dislike;
The First Amendment says nothing about your getting paid for saying anything. It just says you can say it. I don’t believe that if a corporation pulls all the money out of you or a network pulls their money away or you get fired, you’re being censored.
just so happens his views are sound, but;
We aren’t people who believe that just because we’re performers our opinions on everything need to be known.