george carlin quotes

George Carlin was a famous American stand-up comedian who is considered one of the influential stand-up comics in history. 

He mostly used to do comedy on deep topics like politics, psychology and religion. So let’s know something about his life. And finally, see some George Carlin Quotes with images.

Who Is George Carlin?

George Carlin’s full name is George Denis Patrick Carlin. He was a comedian as well as a writer, actor and social critic. He was born on May 12, 1937 in the city of Manhattan, United States.

His father Patrick Carlin was an Irish immigrant who was an advertising manager and businessman. And his mother Mary Bearey was Irish-American and worked in the New York City Police Department.

About George Carlin Life :

When George was two months old, his parents separated because of his father’s alcoholism. This is why George and his brother were raised by their mother. George gained dominance over the English language because of his mother. 

He was raised in a locality in Manhattan. Where his friends called him “White Harlem”. George’s primary study was completed at the Roman Catholic Corpus Christi School.

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George Carlin performing in 1969

George further studied completed at Bishop DuBois High School and Salesian High School in Goshen. He won several drama awards by attending Camp Notre Dame in Spofford, New Hampshire. And then enlisted in the United States Air Force. Where he worked as a radar technician.

Along with this, George worked as a disc jockey at the radio station in Shreveport. In 1959, he met DJ Jack Burns while working at radio station KXOL in Fort Worth, Texas.

The two became good friends. In 1960 the both gave a performance in California called The Sailor, Burns & Carlin. After that, they both formed a comedy team.

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George Carlin in 1975

After that, both of them did a lot of comedy shows. Due to which his reputation was greatly enhanced. Even Carlin’s 14 stand-up comedies were filmed by HBO. He satirized mostly on American political and American culture.

He hosted The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson era for three consecutive decades. His final comedy special was “It’s Bad for Ya”. The difference of which was that it was made in just a few months.

George Carlin was ranked in the list of Best 10 American Comedians made in 2004 by Comedy Central. Also in 2017, he was ranked second on the list of 50 Best Stand-Up Comedians by Rolling Stone magazine.

George Carlin was posthumously honored with the Mark Twain Award for American Humor in 2008.

How Did George Carlin Die?

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George Carlin in 2008

George Carlin suffered a heart attack three times in his life. His fourth heart attack occurred on June 22, 2008. And he died with that. At that time he was 71 years old.

Best George Carlin Quotes :

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Electricity is actually organized energy.

“Fighting for peace is not a bad thing.” – George Carlin

“We must learn to read as well as ask questions.” – George Carlin

“Sometimes we should talk to ourselves so that we can accept our answers.” – George Carlin

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People’s planets are not bad, but people are bad.

“Atheism is just a kind of non-prophetic organization.” – George Carlin

“If you can’t speak well for someone, it’s best to keep quiet.” – George Carlin

“Religion can also prove to be like drugs, which can destroy your thinking mind.” – George Carlin

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Don’t sweat for small things.

George Carlin Quotes On Life :

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We have added years to life but have not been able to add life to years.

“We must learn to question everything.” – George Carlin

“Sometimes it happens that you will succeed even if you try to fail.” – George Carlin

“Today our house has become a place to store goods.” – George Carlin

“Your life is in the hands of your feet when your feet are on the brakes.” – George Carlin

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A group of stupid people should never be considered weak.

“There is a frustrated idealist within every emotional person.” – George Carlin

“There is a funny side to every situation. But it is very difficult to find.” – George Carlin

“Remember never argue with a fool in life.” – George Carlin

“Everyone will appreciate your honesty as long as you are honest with them.” – George Carlin

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We have greatly increased our possessions but eroded our values.

George Carlin Quotes Politics :

“Where no one is present there is only an immediate future and a recent past.” – George Carlin

“Most people use language to hide the truth.” – George Carlin

“When someone drives slower than you, that man is stupid to you, And when someone drives faster than you, it makes you feel crazy.” – George Carlin

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Most people work hard enough not to get fired.

“A cat’s “meow” can be a “woof” for him.” – George Carlin

“Religion is like a pair of shoes, you have to find the one that fits you.” – George Carlin

“If you can’t beat someone, arrange to have beaten him.” – George Carlin

“If you think too much, you will be left behind by everyone.” – George Carlin

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If you have selfish and ignorant citizens then you too will become a selfish and bad leader.

George Carlin Quotes Government :

“Most of the government wants to control information and language so that it can control you.” – George Carlin Quotes

“Most of the country was founded by slave owners so they could be free.” – George Carlin Quotes

“War will end when people stop showing up for it.” – George Carlin Quotes

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Most governments do not want a population capable of critical thinking but want obedient workers. Which is absolutely wrong.

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