Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Frank Zappa (1940-1993)

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

AY Jackson (1882-1974)

We broke from old tradition. I am an objective painter, I should like to go abstract, but I don't know how. (A. Y. Jackson)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

The moon is brighter since the barn burned.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Terry Fox (1958-1981)

Even though I'm not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lao Tzu

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Morton Feldman (1926-1987)

Since music has never had a Rembrandt, we have remained nothing more than musicians.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jack Nicholson

A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)

It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Charles Laughton

They can't censor the gleam in my eye.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Buster Keaton

I don't act, anyway. The stuff is all injected as we go along. My pictures are made without script or written directions of any kind.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Charlie Watts

Mick's not good on his own problems, but he's very good at other people's. He's been wonderful over the years. I don't mean I ring him up every week, but he's fantastic.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Steven Tyler

Drugs will get you out of your own way, but we lived it, and that's dangerous. It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul, and that's what happened.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Peter Townshend

If I told you what it takes to reach the highest high you'd laugh and say nothing that simple, but you've been told many times before messiah's point you to the door though no one's got the guts to leave the temple.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

John Keats (1795-1821)

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jack Paar (1916-2004)

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Billy Graham

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tom Waits

Their memory's like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can't remember Tell the things you can't forget that History puts a saint in every dream.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lenny Bruce (1925-1966)

Communism is like one big phone company.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Orson Welles (1015-1985)

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

Friday, August 12, 2011

James Taylor

Being on a boat that's moving through the water, it's so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what's important and what's not.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jack Benny (1894-1974)

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Don Rickles

When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. I don't mind, but he has it in his back pocket.

Tuesday, August 9, 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.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Van Morrison

A famous person to themselves, they don't get up in the morning and think, I'm famous. I'm not famous to me. Famous is a perception.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Alice B. Toklas

What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the guinea hen.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pat Metheny

Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Robin Trower

A certain death of an artist is overconfidence.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Telly Savalas (1924-1994)

We're all born bald, baby.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Billy Martin (1928-1989)

There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Steve Earle

You see things differently at 40 than you do at 31. Especially if you got to 40 the way I did.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Marquis de Sade (1740-1814)

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.