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.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chuck Barris

The Gong Show provided me with five years of the happiest times of my life, but that's that. And to be known as the guy who gave the world The Gong Show - listen, my Uncle George isn't known as anything. So I guess it isn't so bad in that context.