Sunday, March 31, 2013

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Are we not also married to conscience which we would love to get rid of often enough since it is more bothersome than a man or a woman ever could become?

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

An honest man's the noblest work of God.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)

Growing older is like climbing a mountain: the higher you get, the more strength you need, but the further you see.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dalai Lama

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Alan Alda

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Lao Tzu (400 bc)

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

Listen to me: a family man is never a real family man. An assassin is never entirely assassin. They play a role, you understand. While a dead man, he is really dead. To be or not to be, right?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Leonard Cohen

''The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.''

Monday, March 18, 2013

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.''

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

For, the experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Mary Euphrasia (1796-1868)

A person may rise to the highest degree of contemplation even when busily occupied.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nomar Garciaparra

Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bao Dai (1913-1997)

I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Steve Earle

Me, I'm spiritually retarded, I need to be knee deep in water with a fly rod in my hands, that's about as close to God as I get.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Martin Luther King (1929-1968)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004)

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

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913)

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Jonathan Winters

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.