Ralph Steadman in 2006
15 May 1936
Wallasey, Merseyside, England
|Known for||Painting, drawing, caricatures, cartoons|
Hunter and I never got proper journalistic accreditation to go anywhere. Nobody was giving us passes to go in here or there. We always had to somehow talk our way in.
You see, nature will do exactly what it must, and if we are a hindrance to its development, to even its destructive powers to reform itself and we are in a way, we will go.
Man has an innate capacity for violence, but can only justify it in the name of justice.
Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
I am an artist and have no right buggering about with verbs and split infinitives, which is what being a writer says to me.
I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side.
It makes me so desperately sad to witness just how unforgivably wretched our world has become.
You see that's what I think is such a terrible, terrible betrayal, the trust that people have in government.
You know, we're really destroying ourselves because we're really making the motivating force of anything we do selfish.
Man's idea of God, and a God's collusion, is an essential part of the equation to wage war.
Governments are not running the show anymore. Scumbag Entrepreneurs are, and they have a harsh and ruthless agenda.
Business should never be allowed to justify mean, thug ugly deals for any reason.
Like you do about Nelson Mandela, you can't help feeling the guy's a good man.
Moral authority has been laid to rest, world opinion is no more than a game show and the difference between good and evil is about as relevant as changing channels.
I once saw a lump of Greenland breaking off into the sea and moving south, which of course will affect the atmosphere and us generally, and it'll happen more and more.