"I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom."
Umberto Eco OMRI (5 January 1932 - 19 February 2016), Italian novelist, essayist, literary critic, philosopher, and semiotician; best known for his historical mystery novel The Name of the Rose.
OK Go is an American alternative rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, but now based in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andy Ross, who joined them in 2005, replacing Andy Duncan.
"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."
Frank Zappa (21 December 1940 - 4 December 1993), American composer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director.
"If one classroom of first graders can be saved just by requiring background checks and a ban on military style weapons, wouldn't it be worth it? One teenager in a movie theater, one student nurse, one pastor in the pulpit, one little pre-schooler? If the answer is no, or the answer is just more vicious rhetoric, then we should be ashamed. That child could be yours. It was almost mine. So don't tell me to keep my mouth shut."
Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955), American singer-songwriter and author, eldest daugther of Johnny Cash.
"A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners."
Pope Francis born Jorge Mario Bergoglio (17 December 1936), 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City.
"The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead."
Igor Stravinsky (17 June 1882 - 6 April 1971), Russian composer, pianist, and conductor.
"If Sunday is the Lord's day, then Saturday belongs to the Devil. It is the only night of the week when he gives out free passes to the late show at the Too Much Fun Club."
Hunter S. Thompson (18 July 1937 - 20 February 2005), American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement.
"Frankly I am sick and tired of the US Air Force lying to the public, the press, and members of Congress about UFOs."
Stanton T. Friedman (born July 29, 1934), professional ufologist who is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell incident. He worked as a nuclear physicist on research and development projects for several large companies.
Today is the 68th anniversary of the crash at Roswell in 1947!
"There are many vampires in the world today... you only have to think of the film business."
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (27 May 1922 - 7 June 2015), an English actor, singer and author.
"I gave it everything I had and have no regrets."
"I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host."
David Letterman (born 12 April 1947), American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor. After 33 years, he's the retired talk show host of The David Letterman Show.
"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you."
B.B. King (16 September 1925 - 14 May 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. RIP, Mr. King, you are a blues legend.
"The basis of artistic creation is not what is, but what might be; not the real, but the possible." - Rudolf Steiner in The Aesthetics of Goethe's Worldview
Rudolf Steiner (27 February 1861 - 30 March 1925), Austrian mystic, philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist.
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
Socrates (born circa 470 BC, died 399 BC), a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy.
"People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people."
John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born 9 June 1963), an award-winning American actor, producer, and musician.