Peter Fonda

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Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an American actor and an icon of the counterculture of the 1960s.

  • "I really think that most of the people who tried LSD did it for the wrong reasons. Most of the drugs that were made were not really LSD -- they were some sort of type of LSD. I thought that was an abused drug in that it was never meant for a person to drop and then go walking down the street, watching things fall down on you. It was designed for you to look inside yourself. Quite a liberating experience if you can pull it off. And cocaine was not really happening. In terms of what do I think about drugs in the sixties, and why would I have such a casual attitude, it took us quite a long time to find out that we had been lied to by our parents' generation. The moralities that were followed during our parents' generation were basically arbitrary morals. This false morality caused a tremendous rift between the two generaations, which was brought on by the beatniks."
Time magazine interview, April 2000, Peter's got the fire still burnin' inside