Top 18 Opium Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Opium Quotes from famous people such as Khaled Hosseini, Kerry Thornley, Andre Malraux, Dennis C. Blair, Milan Kundera, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Too often, stories about Afghanistan center around the

Too often, stories about Afghanistan center around the various wars, the opium trade, the war on terrorism. Precious little is said about the Afghan people themselves – their culture, their traditions, how they lived in their country and how they manage abroad as exiles.
Khaled Hosseini
If organized religion is the opium of the masses, then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe.
Kerry Thornley
Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.
Andre Malraux
I think you can go back in history and look at what the effect in Asia and the world was of a divided, fractured China from, you know, the opium wars through the Chinese civil war, and I don’t think it was pretty for Asia or the world.
Dennis C. Blair
Optimism is the opium of the people.
Milan Kundera
The East India Company established a monopoly over the production of opium, shortly after taking over Bengal.
Robert Trout
Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.
Thomas de Quincey
I started writing ‘The Lord of Opium’ in 2008 and produced about 80 pages before disaster struck. Three eye operations nearly put an end to my career.
Nancy Farmer
Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
John Desmond Bernal
Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it’s the cyanide.
Tom Robbins
Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium.
Thomas Sydenham
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Karl Marx
What I like about Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium is that it’s an understated scent that’s somehow familiar.
Edie Campbell
Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
Robert Trout
Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
Edmund Wilson
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Karl Marx
If you make a treaty first with the United States and settle the matter of the opium trade, England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
Townsend Harris