“Going to the cinema is like returning to the womb; you sit there, still and meditative in the darkness, waiting for life to appear on the screen.”
~ Federico Fellini
“We all end in the ocean. We all start in the streams.
We’re all carried along, by the river of dreams.”
~ Billy Joel
“I’m still learning about music. The best way to learn is to listen to the audience. When you listen to the audience, they will tell you what they like. I wish these big corporations, instead of telling the audience what they should have, would listen.”
~ Tony Bennett
“I spent my entire youth writing slowly with revisions and endless rehashing speculation and deleting and got so I was writing one sentence a day and the sentence had no FEELING. Goddamn it, FEELING is what I like in art, not CRAFTINESS and the hiding of feelings.”
~ Jack Kerouac
“The Beat Generation, that was a vision that we had, John Clellon Holmes and I, and Allen Ginsberg in an even wilder way, in the late forties, of a generation of crazy, illuminated hipsters suddenly rising and roaming America, serious, bumming and hitchhiking everywhere, ragged, beatific, beautiful in an ugly graceful new way.”
~ Jack Kerouac
Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.”
~ Michel Foucault
“The most difficult thing to get people to do is to accept the obvious.”
~ Dick Gregory
“The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.”
~ Bertrand Russell
A word is dead
When it is said,
I say it just
Begins to live
~Emily Dickinson, “A Word is Dead
Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.
~Greg Egan, “Distress”
“If we understand the mechanisms and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
~ Edward Bernays
The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.
“A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe
“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
~ Edward R. Murrow
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”
~ Robert Frost
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.
~Ray Bradbury, The Golden Apples of the Sun
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
~Neil deGrasse Tyson
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’
~Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin
An Intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
–Lawrence J. Peter
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.