Monday, December 31, 2012

Carlos Santana

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mary Oliver

To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Donald Trump

Everything in life is luck.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1846)

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

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Will Rogers (1879-1935)

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Albert Camus (1913-1960)

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Edgar Allan Poe

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Eric Clapton

An obsession is where something will not leave your mind.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Friday, December 14, 2012

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Norman Mailer (1923-2007)

Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wayne Gretzky

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bob Dylan

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dalai Lama

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Confucius (551 BC-479 BC)

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lao Tzu (c. 450 BC)

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Don Rickles

Show business is my life. When I was a kid I sold insurance, but nobody laughed.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

Monday, December 3, 2012

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

John Abercrombie

You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.