Saturday, March 31, 2012

Muddy Waters (1913-1983)

I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them strings with a bottleneck. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)

A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you... where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Muhammad Ali

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sharon Stone

It's my experience that you really can't lose when you try the truth.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jackie Gleason (1916-1987)

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)

It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Voltaire (1694-1778)

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lou Reed

How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

David Carradine (1936-2009)

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Jack Nicholson

I don't have any plugs or tucks but people do what they want. I look at it as mutilation.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Salman Rushdie

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Clint Eastwood

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

George Carlin (1937-2008)

Electricity is really just organized lightning.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Chuck Berry

Don't let the same dog bite you twice.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

P.T. Barnum (1810-1891)

"Without promotion something terrible happens... Nothing!”

Monday, March 5, 2012

Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

Chase after truth like hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


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

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Keith Richards

I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Marlon Brando (1924-2004)

An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Don't find fault, find a remedy.