Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ricky Nelson (1940-1985)

You can't please everyone so you gotta please yourself.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Carlos Santana

The Devil is like a strainer that separates the mud from the gold.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rodney Dangerfield

I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bill Wyman

But why is it that in music, anything more than 5 years old - apart from a few hits - is never played on radio to the young public?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)

''The whole LSD, STP, marijuana, heroin, hashish, prescription cough medicine crowd suffers from the "Watchtower" itch: you gotta be with us, man, or you're out, you're dead. This pitch is a continual and seeming MUST with those who use the stuff. It's no wonder they keep getting busted.''

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913)

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Oliver Hardy (1892-1957)

We never see ourselves as others see us.

Bob Newhart

I don't know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor. That's kind of regrettable.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stan Laurel (1890-1965)

If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ravi Shankar

Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Johnny Carson (1925-2005)

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kieth Richards

When I listen to what I did under the influence - 10 years of work - I don't think it either enhanced or impaired me. It didn't have that much to do with it.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Steven Tyler

Drugs will get you out of your own way, but we lived it, and that's dangerous. It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul, and that's what happened.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Axl Rose

Sometimes your friends are your lovers, or have been at one time.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967)

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Patsy Cline (1932-1963)

I recorded a song called, I Fall to Pieces, and I was in a car wreck. Now I'm worried because I have a brand-new record, and it's called Crazy!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

John Coltrane (1926-1967)

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mose Allison

As far as I'm concerned, the essentials of jazz are: melodic improvisation, melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)

Poets are Damned... but See with the Eyes of Angels.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

P.T. Barnum (1810-1891)

Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Charles Mingus (1922-1979)

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Arthur Godfrey (1903-1983 )

I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dante Alighieri (1265-1361)

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spencer Tracy (1900-1967)

This mug of mine is as plain as a barn door. Why should people pay 35 cents to look at it?