Saturday, December 31, 2011

Robbie Burns (1759-1796)

Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)

Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Og Mandino

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Octavio Paz (1914-1998)

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ursula K. LeQuin

If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Vincente Aleixandre (1898-1984)

Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Grace Slick

No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it.

Saturday, December 24, 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.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Frederico Fellini (1920-1993)

A different language is a different vision of life.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ace Frehley

I can't even read notes. But I can teach someone how to make a guitar smoke.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

Monday, December 19, 2011

George Harrison (1943-2001)

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

Friday, December 16, 2011

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996)

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

Monday, December 12, 2011

Neal Cassady (1926-1968)

I became the unnatural son of a few score of beaten men.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sid Caesar

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Octavio Paz (1914-1998)

Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kit Carson (1809-1868)

In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Advertising treats all products with the reverence and the seriousness due to sacraments.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

James Joyce (1882-1941)

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or
some previous day.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

I'm armed with more than complete steel, - The justice of my quarrel.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Red Skelton (1913-1997)

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.