Saturday, June 30, 2012

Robert Wyatt

It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Johnny Cash (1932-2003)

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.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tom Smothers

The ultimate censorship is the flick of the dial.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mary Tyler Moore

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.

Carol Burnett

We don't stop going to school when we graduate.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Patty Duke

I joke around a lot about the manic times because they're funny. We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990)

During three decades, along all the highways of my youth, Frank had always been there for me.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Octavio Paz (1914-1998)

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

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bruce Springsteen

I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Geoffry Chaucer (1343-1400)

The guilty think all talk is of themselves.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Paul Celan (1920-1970)

Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

James Joyce (1882-1941)

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996)

Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gregory Corso (1930-2001)

I just trust people and they sense everything's gonna be alright.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Soupy Sales (1926-2009)

"What starts with 'f' and ends with 'uck'? a fire truck"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Confucius (551 BC-479 BC)


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jerry Lewis

I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941)

A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971)

When you understand one thing through
and through, you understand everything.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jeff Beck

I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Arnold Palmer

I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone's golf game. It's called an eraser.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ed Sullivan (1902-1974)

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers

Monday, June 4, 2012

Neil Diamond

I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move, with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.

Friday, June 1, 2012

John Candy (1950-1994)

“Whoever said nothing is impossible obviously hasn't tried nailing Jell-O to a tree.”