Friday, September 30, 2011

Robert Hunter

You who choose to lead must follow. But if you fall, you fall alone.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rainer W. Fassbinder

It isn't easy to accept that suffering can also be beautiful... it's difficult. It's something you can only understand if you dig deeply into yourself.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Henry Constable (1562-1613)

My lady's presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yo Yo Ma

It took me way beyond what I knew, into places of which I was totally scared, but as I became less frightened, I welcomed new ways of thinking and approaching something. It made me an infinitely richer person, and I think a better musician.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dalai Lama

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Walter Raleigh (1554-1618)

Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may happily strike out his teeth.

Friday, September 23, 2011

W.C. Fields (1880-1946)

Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)

Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

James Joyce (1882-1941)

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004)

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ali McGraw

I don't enjoy other people's dramas, and I don't enjoy mine.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Phil Lesh

In a way, it's my way of dealing with, finding closure with Grateful Dead music, and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lauren Bacall

A man's illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lu Xun (1881-1936)

To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gary Snyder

There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)

And as far as I'm concerned, it's like I say, drugs are not the problem. Other stuff is the problem.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Barack Obama

Al Qaeda is still a threat. We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein Obama got elected as president, suddenly everything is going to be OK.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996)

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

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Steve Allen (1921-2000)

One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Arthur Conan Doyle

For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.

Monday, September 5, 2011

St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tom Wolfe

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Confucious (557BC-479BC)

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ram Das

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.