Documentary about Harlan Ellison. He has a type Eight personality (from the Enneagram). He is outspoken and outrageous.
He was a pioneer in the science fiction genre, writing famous novels, short stories, and television shows. (He wrote some of the seminal Star Trek and Outer Limits episodes.) As a child he was ruthlessly bullied in a fiercely anti-semitic town in Ohio. He was outspoken even as a child and may have "caused" his being bullied. He can't bear to have people laugh at him to this day. So he has a complex about being "put down" by others.
He makes an interesting point that writer's sell themselves short by not insisting on being paid what they're worth.
In 1965 he marched with King in Selma, Alabama. He considers this one of his proudest moments.
"People these days say stupid things like 'If you're so smart then why aren't you making a million bucks?' 'Everyone's entitled to their own opinion' No! You are not entitled to your own opinion, you are entitled to your INFORMED opinion. Otherwise it's just hot air and farts."
In an interview with Tom Brokaw in 1980, he suggested that college campuses have changed after the buzz of the 60's and after the Nixon era. Now they all just wanted to get into big business and make money.
Art should be like a brick. - Kafka
1967 he edited the anthology "Dangerous Visions" which changed the science fiction genre.
"Trifles make for perfection and perfection is no trifle." Michelangelo
"Genius is the recovery of chilhod at will."
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
Rock singer P.J. Proby: "I am an artist and should be exempt from shit."
sat ci sate ben "It is done quickly enough if it is done well."
He wrote the Outer Limits episode "The Demon with the Glass Hand" and the Star Trek Episode "City on the Edge of Forever"
What "S" star of Lawrence of Arabia wrote a long running bridge column? (Answer Omar Shariff) the girl's answer was "Naomi Campbell"
"The Man who rode Christopher Colombus to shore." A fundamentalist is writing his doctorate in theology about his "atheist righteousness that should not be ignored by chritians."
"Letters From the Earth"
"if one truly belives there is a... that god is a malign thug." mark twain.
The universe does not know we're even here. It is randomn, it doesn't care. There's no laws no rules.
I don't mind getting messages from god, but i do with those who answers them.
It's presumptuous and silly, so that you can blame everything on some unseen deity. You don't have to take responsibiliyt anything. Courage, kindness, friendship, dreams, imagination, taking responsibility for what you do.