Bertrand Russell or Russell Brand?

By Manolo the Shoeblogger
Bertrand Russell and Russell Brand, Separated at Birth?

Stand-Up Philosophers

Manolo says, flippant and glib, best selling author and pop philosopher, seemingly profound, but oh so shallow … is it the Russell Brand or the Bertrand Russell?

    1. “It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe.”
    2. “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
    3. “In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. “
    4.”Be led by your talent, not by your self-loathing; those other things you just have to manage.”
    5. “Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.”
    6. “Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.”
    7. “The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.”
    8. “Say I feel all sad and self-indulgent, then get stung by a wasp, my misery feels quite abstract and I long just to be in spirtual pain once more – ‘damn you tiny assassin, clad in yellow and black, how I crave my former innocence, where melancholy was my only trial’.”
    9. “The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy – I mean that if you are happy you will be good.”
    10. “People don’t realize that the future is just now, but later.”

Manolo asks, which quote is whose? Russell Brand or Bertrand Russell?

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7 Responses to “Bertrand Russell or Russell Brand?”




  1. Vicki Says:

    Bertrand Russell. Like for reals, are they like related? British blood shows itself. Rule Britannia.




  2. Manolo the Shoeblogger Says:

    Some of the quotes are B. Russell and some are R. Brand, but you are exactly correct, once the superficial details of hair and dress are removed, the resemblance is somewhat striking.




  3. Lindsay0606 Says:

    I think numbers seven, eight, and ten are Mr. Brand.




  4. beth Says:

    Manolo, you are my hero for this post.




  5. Virginia Postrel Says:

    I’m going with numbers 1, 4, 8, and 10 for Russell Brand. Maybe 9 also.




  6. Nora Charles Says:

    Both gentlemens are the overrated.




  7. AuroraB Says:

    1,4,5,8,10 are Russell Brand. Actually quite an entertraining character, if you remember he is always playing a character.













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