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Definition of Opium

Opium

  1. The inspissated juice of the Papaver somniferum, or white poppy.

Opium Quotations

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

Religion is the opium of the masses.
Karl Marx

Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
Robert Trout

Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
Jean Cocteau

It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.
Antonin Artaud
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Opium Translations

opium in Dutch is opium
opium in Spanish is opio
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