Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Richard Blackmore

The mare set off for home with the speed of a
swallow, and going as smoothly and silently.
I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent
and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze
flitting over the flowers, but swift as the
summer lightening.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Aleister Crowly

I was not content to believe in a personal
devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense
of the word. I wanted to get hold of him
personally and become his chief of staff.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Louis L'Amour

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man
who angers, for each rage leaves him less
than he had been before - it takes something
from him.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lao Tzu

All difficult things have their origin in that
which is easy, and great things in that which
is small.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Joe Hill

I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't
waste any time in mourning - organize.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Have you heard that it was good to gain the
day? I also say it is good to fall, battles
are lost in the same spirit in which they
are won.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lou Reed

I always thought martial arts was the most modern
choreography we could have right now, and I always
wanted to put it to music.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down,
if we really accepted that Africans were equal
to us, we would all do more to put the fire out.
We're standing around with watering cans, when
what we really need is the fire brigade.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Oscar Peterson

Some people try to get very philosophical
and cerebral about what they're trying to
say with jazz. You don't need any prologues,
you just play.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ambrose Bierce

Abscond - to move in a mysterious way,
commonly with the property of another.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

William Shakespeare

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a
wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Miles Davis

Don't play what's there, play what's not there.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his
mind and won't change the subject.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Denis Leary

I think we should take Iraq and Iran and
combine them into one country and call it
Irate. All the pissed off people live in
one place and get it over with.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Johnny Cash

How well I have learned that there is no
fence to sit on between heaven and hell.
There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and
in that chasm is no place for any man.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sarah Vaughan

When I sing, trouble can sit right on my
shoulder and I don't even notice.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hugh Hefner

Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Constantly risking absurdity and death
whenever he performs above the heads of
his audience, the poet, like an acrobat,
climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his
own making.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Jimi Hendrix

I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Kahlil Gibran

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest,
with visions to be realized, than lord among
those without dreams and desires.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

J.S. Bach

If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be
an idiot on my own accord.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Czeslaw Milosz

At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor,
Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds.
I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this:
To glorify things just because they are.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bonnie Raitt

Religion is for people who are scared to go
to hell. Spirituality is for people who have
already been there.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dolly Parton

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Malcolm X

Education is the passport to the future, for
tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Al Capone

Capitalism is the legitimate racket
of the ruling class.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Benny Hill

Girls are like pianos. When they're not
upright, they're grand.