2. “Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body”
GEORGE CARLIN DID NOT SAY THIS:
“Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body”
The real author of this quote (if you just replace “your” with “my”) seems to be Roger J. Corless, from his book “The Vision of Buddhism: the Space Under the Tree”. The saying may be older than that.
In any case, it’s certainly not from George Carlin. The quotation doesn’t show up at all on any of Carlin’s albums, HBO specials, or books. It’s a mystery why many would think this was an actual Carlin quote in the first place, as it doesn’t sound like something that he’d say. Granted he had rants about mindless mass consumerism, but he wasn’t inherently anti-materialistic, and he rarely used similes. If anything, he had praised the value of stuff in his different variations of his “A Place For My Stuff” routine. For example, in Carlin on Campus (1984), “That’s the meaning of life: trying to find a place to keep your stuff!”