Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Leonard Cohen

"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."

Leonard Cohen (21 September 1934 - 7 November 2016), Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and artist. RIP, Mr. Cohen. We shall miss your artistry.

Quote of the Week: Vin Scully

"It's a wonderful feeling to be a bridge to the past and to unite generations. The sport of baseball does that, and I am just a part of it."

Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully (born 29 November 1927) - American sports broadcaster and Brooklyn/LA Dodgers MLB play-by-play baseball announcer for 67 years!

Quote of the Week: Leonard Nimoy

"I am intrigued with scriptural mythology that tells us that God created a divine feminine presence to dwell amongst humanity. This concept has had a constant influence on the work. I have imagined her as ubiquitous, watchful, and often in motion. This work is, in effect, the photographic image of the invisible.”

Leonard Nimoy (26 March 1931 - 27 February 2015), American actor best known as Spock on the hit TV & movie series Star Trek.

Quote of the Week: Mother Theresa

"A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, must empty ourselves. The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace."

Mother Theresa (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, 26 August 1910 - 5 September 1997), was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun who started the Missionaries of Charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work with people. Pope Francis canonized her a saint 19 years after her death.

Quote of the Week: Simone Biles

 

"I'm not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I'm the first Simone Biles."

Simone Biles (born March 14, 1997), American gymnast and multiple 2016 Olympic Gold medalist.

 

Quote of the Week: Elie Wiesel

"No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them."

Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE (30 September 1928 - 2 July 2016), Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor.

Quote of the Week: Bernie Worrell

"I talk by playing, not by words."

Bernie Worrell (19 April 1944 - 24 June 2016), American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads.

Quote of the Week: Groucho Marx

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."

Groucho Marx (2 October 1890 - 19 August 1977), Born Julius Henry Marx, he was an American comedian and film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era.

Quote of the Week: David Crosby

"We don’t make money off of records any more. We make records because they will last longer than us and they are the music we made with our lives."

David Crosby (August 14, 1941), American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and a founding member of three bands -- The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and CPR.

Quote of the Week: Kevin Hart

"I want to take a moment to applaud all of my actors and actresses of color that didn’t get nominated tonight. The reason why I say this is because I want them to understand that tonight should not determine the hard work and effort that you put into your craft. At the end of the day, we love what we do and we’re breaking major ground doing it. These problems of today will eventually become problems of the old. Let's not let this negative issue of diversity beat us."

Kevin Hart (born July 6, 1979), American comedian, actor, writer and producer; introducing performer The Weeknd at the 2016 Oscars.

Quote of the Week: Umberto Eco

"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.

Quote of the Week: OK Go

 

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Posted by OK Go on Thursday, February 11, 2016

"Gravity's just a habit that you’re really sure you can’t break." – OK Go

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.

Quote of the Week: Frank Zappa

"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.

Quote of the Week: Rosanne Cash

"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.

Quote of the Week: Pope Francis

"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.

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