Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Elizabeth Taylor

"So much to do, so little done, such things to be."

Elizabeth Taylor (27 Feb. 1932 - 23 March 2011), English-born American actress.

Quote of the Week: Plato

"How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?"

Plato (427 BC – 347 BC), Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates.

Quote of the Week: Jane Austen

"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal."

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817), English novelist.

Quote of the Week: Alan Rickman

"I've never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision."

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
(born 21 February 1946), English actor and theatre director.

Quote of the Week: Colin Firth

"As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I'm not greedy for that stuff."

Colin Firth (born 10 September 1960), Academy-Award winning English actor.

Quote of the Week: Zadie Smith

"She wore her sexuality with an older woman's ease, and not like an awkward purse, never knowing how to hold it, where to hang it, or when to just put it down."

Zadie Smith (born 25 October 1975), English novelist.

Quote of the Week: Paul Verlaine

"The poet is a madman lost in adventure."

Paul Verlaine
(30 March 1844 - 8 Jan 1896),
French poet associated with the Symbolist movement.

Quote of the Week: George Bernard Shaw

"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.  I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 - 2 November 1950), Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

Quote of the Week: Stephen Merritt

stephen-merritt-quote"Sixty-nine songs later, I think it's fair to say that I am a love expert. I know everything there is to say about love that can be said in 50 words or less, with a very basic vocabulary, without offending anybody, and while singing and playing guitar and synthesizer."

Stephen Merritt (born 17 January 1966), American singer-songwriter.

Quote of the Week: Lynda Barry

lynda-berry-photo"... I plan as much as I can in advance because my magical hippie vibe can only go so far."

Lynda Barry
(born 2 January 1956), American cartoonist and author.

Quote of the Week: Martin Luther King, Jr.

martin-luther-king-quote"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
(15 Jan. 1929 - 4 April 1968), American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement.

Quote of the Week: Antonin Artaud

antonin-artaud-quote"I have need of angels. Enough hell has swallowed me for too many years."

Antonin Artaud
(4 September 1896 - 4 March 1948), French playwright, poet, actor, and theater director. Read more »

Quote of the Week: Natalie Portman

natalie-portman-quote"When a guy tells me I'm cute, it's not something desirable. Cute is more like what you want your pet to be."

Natalie Portman
(9 June 9 1981), Israeli-American actress. Read more »

Quote of the Week: Captain Beefheart

captain-beefheart-quote"I was like an egg rolling through time until I was 24. Then the egg cracked and I popped out."

Captain Beefheart born Don Van Vliet
(15 Jan. 1941 - 17 Dec. 2010), musician, singer-songwriter and artist.

Quote of the Week: Bob Hope

bob-hope-quote"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things -- not the great occasions -- give off the greatest glow of happiness."

Bob Hope
(29 May 1903 – 27 July 2003), American comedian and actor. Read more »

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