Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Russell Simmons

russell-simmons"I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the bald headed kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens."

Russell Simmons (born 4 Oct. 1957), American entrepreneur.

Quote of the Week: Richie Havens

richie-havens"Go around the middleman; get your music straight to the people. You've got the Web now. Do it. Don't even hesitate."

Richie Havens
(born 21 January 1941), American folk singer and guitarist.

Quote of the Week: Frank Zappa

frank-zappa"No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to."

(21 Dec. 1940 - 4 Dec. 1993), American composer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director.

Quote of the Week: Buckminster Fuller

bucky_portrait"Evolution is apparently intent that man fulfill a much greater destiny than that of being simple muscle and reflex machine..."

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (12 July 1895 – 1 July 1983), American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, and visionary.

Quote of the Week: Julianne Moore

julianne-moore"I'm looking for the truth. The audience doesn't come to see you, they come to see themselves."

(born 3 December 3 1960),
an American actress.

Quote of the Week: James Dean

james-dean "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

James Byron Dean (8 Feb. 1931 - 30 Sept. 1963), American film actor.
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Quote of the Week: Dan Wilson

dan-wilson-quote"Music is not about selling pieces of plastic, it's about sparking a connection between people, and about giving the listener joy. When you give people joy, there's a good chance they will reward you somehow."

Dan Wilson
(born 20 May 1961), Grammy Award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

Quote of the Week: John Hughes

john-hughes-quote"I like young actors because they're so unspoiled, not like some of those actors who are about half an hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me."

John Hughes, Jr.
(18 Feb. 1950 – 6 Aug. 2009), American film director, producer and writer.

Quote of the Week: Philippe Halsman


"This is the essence of a work of art: that you never touch bottom. If a picture has for everybody exactly the same meaning, it is a platitude, and it is meaningless as a work of art. The same is true for a portrait: if it is not rich in character and meaning, it is a poor portrait."

Philippe Halsman
(2 May 1906 - 25 June 1979), Latvian-born American portrait photographer.

Quote of the Week: Dave Eggers

dave-eggers-quote"When we pass by another person without telling them we love them it’s cruel and wrong and we all know this. It is no way to live, to wait to love. But everyone disappears, no matter who loves them."

Dave Eggers (born 12 March 1970), American writer, editor, and publisher.

Quote of the Week: Rumi

mawlana_rumi"Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet."

Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī),
(30 Sept. 1207 – 17 Dec. 1273), Persian poet, Islamic jurist, theologian, and mystic.

Quote of the Week: Pina Bausch

"I am more interested in what moves people, than how they move."

Philippine "Pina" Bausch
(27 July 27, 1940 – 30 June 2009), German modern dance choreographer

Quote of the Week: Ali Akbar Khan

ali-akbar-khan"If you practice for 10 years, you may begin to please yourself, after 20 years you may become a performer and please the audience, after 30 years you may please even your guru, but you must practice for many more years before you finally become a true artist -- then you may please even God."

Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 1922 - 18 June 2009), Indian classical maestro
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Quote of the Week: William Gibson

gibson-quote"The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it."

William Gibson
(born 17 March 1948), American-Canadian writer.

Quote of the Week: Meryl Streep

meryl-quote"I have a holistic need to work and to have huge ties of love in my life. I can't imagine eschewing one for the other."

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep
(born 22 June, 1949), American actress

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