Sunday, October 31, 2010

Robertson Davies

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog;
fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the
wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

W.H. Auden

A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon,
but not about a man pushing a button that
releases a bomb

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hermann Hesse

Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough
for a joke.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ruben Dario

Sweet as sweetest Grecian honey will my
song be when I sing, O Beloved, in the
season of the Spring!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Peter Falk

If your mind is at work, we're in danger
of reproducing another cliche. If we can
keep our minds out of it and our thoughts
out of it, maybe we'll come up with
something original.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ron Wood

My real self is probably more creative and
more frightening than any sort of drink or
drug-induced state.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Muhammed Ali

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years
of his life.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Robert Blake

Don't give it to the audience; leave it to the audience

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sydney Carter

Faith may be encouraged by what has happened
in the past, or what is thought to have happened
in the past, but the only proof of it is in the

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hsin Hsin Ming, Verses On The Faith Mind

One thing, all things:
move among and intermingle,
without distinction.
To live in this realization
is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
To live in this faith is the road to non-duality,
Because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Annie Dillard

"Experiencing the present purely is
being empty and hollow; you catch
grace as a man fills his cup
under a waterfall."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lucille Ball

Politics should be the part-time profession
of every citizen who would protect the rights
and privileges of free people and who would
preserve what is good and fruitful in our
national heritage.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend may well be reckoned the
masterpiece of nature.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hannah Arendt

The sad truth is that most evil is done by
people who never make up their minds to be
good or evil.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Edward Fitzgerald

And much as Wine has played the Infidel,
And robbed me of my Robe of Honor Well,
I often wonder what the Vintners buy One
half so precious as the stuff they sell.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

John Berry

The bird of paradise alights only upon
the hand that does not grasp.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Louis L'Amour

For one who reads, there is no limit to
the number of lives that may be lived,
for fiction, biography, and history offer
an inexhaustible number of lives in many
parts of the world, in all periods of time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thomas Hood

"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening
To Silence."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Matsuo Basho

The temple bell stops but I still hear
the sound coming out of the flowers

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Amy Vanderbilt

We must learn which ceremonies may be
breached occasionally at our convenience
and which ones may never be if we are to
live pleasantly with our fellow man.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Joan Jett

Girls have got balls. They're just a little
higher up that's all.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jackson Pollock

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you.
There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that
my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end.
He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Yo Yo Ma

I learn something not because I have to,
but because I really want to. That's the
same view I have for performing. I'm
performing because I really want to, not
because I have to bring bread back home.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mikhail Kalashnikov

I wanted to invent an engine that could
run for ever. I could have developed
a new train, had I stayed in the railway.
It would have looked like the AK-47 though.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Leo Fender

The design of each element should be
thought out in order to be easy to
make and easy to repair.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Al Pacino

It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.