Saturday, December 31, 2011

Robbie Burns (1759-1796)

Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)

Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Og Mandino

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Octavio Paz (1914-1998)

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ursula K. LeQuin

If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Vincente Aleixandre (1898-1984)

Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Grace Slick

No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ginger Baker

They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that's the case, there should be an immediate abortion.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Frederico Fellini (1920-1993)

A different language is a different vision of life.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ace Frehley

I can't even read notes. But I can teach someone how to make a guitar smoke.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

Monday, December 19, 2011

George Harrison (1943-2001)

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

Friday, December 16, 2011

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996)

A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Neal Cassady (1926-1968)

I became the unnatural son of a few score of beaten men.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sid Caesar

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Octavio Paz (1914-1998)

Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kit Carson (1809-1868)

In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Advertising treats all products with the reverence and the seriousness due to sacraments.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

James Joyce (1882-1941)

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or
some previous day.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

I'm armed with more than complete steel, - The justice of my quarrel.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Red Skelton (1913-1997)

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bill Cosby

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Johnny Winter

I think it will always be around it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lascelles Abercrombie

But the development of human society does not go straight forward; and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process, the series a recurring series - though not in exact repetition.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

David Crosby

I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bruce Springsteen

Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Confucius (551-479 B.C.)

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bob Dylan

A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Jonathan Winters

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Phyllis Diller

A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jerry Lewis

When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Leonard Cohen

I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That's what sitting on your ass does to your face.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mae West (1893-1980)

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966)

All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death's wing flashed ahead.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jimmy Hoffa (1913-1975)

I may have many faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ravi Shankar

Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thich Nhat Hanh

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Andy Rooney (1919-2011)

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.