„You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on, and cop out.“

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Lyrics, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, 1970

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American musician, poet and author 1949 - 2011

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—  Molly Scott Cato British economist and Member of the European Parliament 1963

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„it's back to school time. or as home-schoolers call it, stay-where-you-are time.“

—  Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964

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„If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.“

—  James A. Michener American author 1907 - 1997

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„No use going out or staying at home. No use erecting walls against the impalpable.“

—  Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998

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Context: No use going out or staying at home. No use erecting walls against the impalpable. A mouth will extinguish all the fires, a doubt will root up all the decisions. It will be everywhere without being anywhere. It will blur all the. mirrors. Penetrating walls and convictions, vestments and well-tempered souls, it will install itself in the marrow of everyone. Whistling between body and body, crouching between soul and soul. And all the wounds will open because, with expert and delicate, although somewhat cold, hands, it will irritate sores and pimples, will burst pustules and swellings and dig into the old, badly healed wounds. Oh fountain of blood, forever inexhaustible! Life will be a knife, a gray and agile and cutting and exact and arbitrary blade that falls and slashes and divides. To crack, to claw, to quarter, the verbs that move with giant steps against us!
It is not the sword that shines in the confusion of what will be. It is not the saber, but fear and the whip. I speak of what is already among us. Everywhere there are trembling and whispers, insinuations and murmurs. Everywhere the light wind blows, the breeze that provokes the immense Whiplash each time it unwinds in the air. Already many carry the purple insignia in their flesh. The light wind rises from the meadows of the past, and hurries closer to our time.

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„Man, staying at home is for chumps! You could shake the man's hand! YOU COULD TOTALLY SMOOCH HIM MAYBE.
maybe not but still!“

—  Ryan North Canadian webcomic writer and programmer 1980

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„In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.“

—  David Foster Wallace American fiction writer and essayist 1962 - 2008

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Variant: There is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.
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Context: If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible psychological reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don't bullshit yourself that you're not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.

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„The summer movies are coming out. My advice: just stay home and burn a good book.“

—  Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964

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