Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thomas Jefferson

Whether I retire to bed early or
late, I rise with the sun.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bernard Barton

No age, sex, or condition is above or below the
absolute necessity of modesty; but without it
one is vastly beneath the rank of man.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

James M. Barrie

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Emily Dickinson

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say
it just begins to live that day.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Steven Biko

The most potent weapon in the hands of the
oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Marie Beyle

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep
that their interests and his own are the same.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lao Tzu

The softest things in the world overcome the
hardest things in the world.Through this I
know the advantage of taking no action.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

So long as we eat our bread together, we shall
have sufficient even for the least. Not until
one person desires to keep his own bread for
himself does hunger ensue.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sarah Bernhardt

Life begets life. Energy begets energy.
It is by spending oneself that one
becomes rich.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mike Garofalo

No flowers, no bees;
No bees, no flowers.
Blooming and buzzing,
Buzzing and blooming;
Married and still in Love.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Paul Celan

Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see
any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pearl Bailey

Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing
anything, except perhaps violence.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Charles Baudelaire

Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is
nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand
how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without
convulsing in disgust.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lord Byron

Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt
night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Archibald MacLeish

We are as great as our belief in human liberty
- no greater. And our belief in human liberty
is only ours when it is larger than ourselves.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Basil Bunting

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with
a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is
infectious and destructive. It is confusing
and destructive to try and explain anything
in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Toru Takemitsu

Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions
in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on a
piece of paper.

Friday, August 13, 2010

L.L. Cool J.

I try to do the right thing with money. Save a dollar here
and there, clip some coupons. Buy ten gold chains instead
of 20. Four summer homes instead of eight.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sai Baba

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for
every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts
of the moment that create your future. The outline
of your future path already exists, for you created
its pattern by your past.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Samuel Butler

A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his
property at the resurrection, and each tried to
recover it from all his forefathers.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ambrose Bierce

Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly
inconsistent with one's own opinion.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Puff Daddy

Don't get yourself in certain circumstances or instances,
because it's not a good feeling to be sitting in that
chair where you've got 12 people that are in control
of your life. You have an opportunity to be in control
of your life for yourself by the decisions that you make.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saskya Pandita

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity.
The quarrels of men often arise from too great a

Saturday, August 7, 2010

John Cage

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I'm frightened of the old ones.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bertolt Brecht

Everyone needs help from everyone.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jack Paar

I have never seen a bad television program, because I refuse to.
God gave me a mind, and a wrist that turns things off.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Anthony Hecht

Children know from a remarkably early age that things are being kept
from them, that grown-ups participate in a world of mysteries

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Heda Bejar

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Charlie Haden

As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity,
for creating something that's never been before, the art form
of jazz will flourish.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust
all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real
enemy will be slain.