Monday, October 31, 2011

Homer


It is not good to have a rule of many.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Muhammed Ali


A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Michelle Shocked


I walked along that slippery slope where if you fail through lack of faith, you sell your soul to the devil.

Monday, October 24, 2011

James Joyce (1882-1941)


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

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Alfred Newman (1900-1970)


Crime does not pay as well as politics.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Karl Marx (1818-1883)


History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Rita Dove


Being true to yourself really means being true to all the complexities of the human spirit.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)


If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spike Milligan (1918-2002)


A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

George Carlin (1937-2008)


Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Jim Morrison (1943-1971)


Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Don Rickles


Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)


An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gene Krupa (1909-1973)


Well I guess I like variety pretty much, but I do enjoy this work very much. Particularly with Buddy on the gig, we get a chance to knock each other out It's just wonderful.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Zsa Zsa Gabor


Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement. He gave me 5000 Gideon Bibles.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lawrence Ferlinghetti


And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)


A functioning police state needs no police.

Monday, October 10, 2011

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)


Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ornette Coleman


I decided, if I'm going to be poor and black and all, the least thing I'm going to do is to try and find out who I am. I created everything about me.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Johannes Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Brian May


What is left of your dream?
Just the words on your stone.
A man who learned how to teach
then forgot how to learn.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Charles Simic


Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Miles Davis (1926-1991)


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

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)


People can die of mere imagination

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monty Hall


It was a show that you played at home and you're saying to the contestant do this and do that. When you at home are involved in yelling at the screen, then you know you've got an audience.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ryunosuke Satoro


Extend a hand whether or not you know it shall be grasped.