"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity."
Quote of the Week
"It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me."
Jodie Foster (born 19 November 1962), American actress, film director, and producer.
"Ignorant people should not breed."
"The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all."
"Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree."
Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), publisher, playwright, literary and social critic.
"It ain't about nothing. Don't make it be about something. Why do you have to make it be about something? It ain't about nothing."
"I always try to balance the light with the heavy -- a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes."
"We ordinary people must forge our own beauty. We must set fire to the grayness of our labor with the art of our own lives."
"Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."
"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."
Frank Zappa (21 Dec. 1940 - 4 Dec. 1993), American composer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director.