Over second and third cups flow matters of high finance, high state, common gossip and low comedy. [Coffee] is a social binder, a warmer of tongues, a soberer of minds, a stimulant of wit, a foiler of sleep if you want it so. From roadside mugs to the classic demi-tasse, it is the perfect democrat.
Jeff Beck and Rhonda Smith on bass.
The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., “Over the Teacups,” 1891
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
And man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: “Look at this Godawful mess.”
Art Buchwald, 1970
The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life must be understood backwards; but… it must be lived forward.
Soren Kierkegaard in Experience
Last night I discovered a new form of oral contraceptive. I asked a girl to go to bed with me and she said no.
“Because one believes in oneself , one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
The first lady of scat, Ella Fitzgerald.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
You must trust your intuition–you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.
Guitar: Jeff Beck
Guitar & Vocal: Eric Clapton
Bass: Mo Foster
Drums: Simon Phillips