Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Dr. Seuss

dr-seuss-geisel"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."

Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel (2 March 1904 – 24 Sept. 1991), writer and cartoonist.

Quote of the Week: Mark Oliver Everett

mark-everett"It’s so exacting writing a book. It’s just paper, ink and your thoughts and your sentences have to be exactly right. There’s nothing to hide behind; there’s no mix to cushion things."

Mark Oliver Everett
(10 April 1963), leader of the American rock band the Eels AKA E.

Quote of the Week: Brandon Lee

brandon-lee"We reduce ourselves at a certain point in our lives to kind of solely pursuing things that we already know how to do. And I think that's rather unfortunate. It's so much more interesting and usually illuminating to put yourself in a situation where you don't know what's going to happen..."

Brandon Bruce Lee (1 Feb. 1965 – 31 March 1993), American actor.

Quote of the Week: David Foster Wallace

david-foster-wallace-quote"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."

David Foster Wallace
(21 Feb. 1962 – 12 Sept. 2008), American author of novels, essays, and short stories.

Quote of the Week: Drew Barrymore

drew-barrymore"I can't imagine why we all don't want desperately to take care of each other."

Drew Blyth Barrymore
(born 22 February 1975), American actress and film producer.

Quote of the Week: Joshua Bell

joshua-bell-photo"There's a tendency, because the Beethoven (Violin Concerto) is played so often, to try to milk every moment and enforce music onto it. It becomes like an actor overacting a part... I tend to like to err on the side of letting the beauty come out, rather than inflicting an interpretation upon it."

Joshua Bell (born 9 Dec. 1967), American Grammy Award-winning violinist.

Quote of the Week: Miriam Makeba

miriam-makeba"I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit."

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 - 9 Nov. 2008), South African singer, AKA Mama Afrika.

Quote of the Week: Studs Terkel

studs-terkel"When you become part of something, in some way you count. It could be a march; it could be a rally, even a brief one. You're part of something, and you suddenly realize you count. To count is very important." Read more »

Quote of the Week: Usher

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"I'm a flamboyant type of guy, a cooler version of Liberace."

Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978),
American R&B and pop singer-songwriter and actor.

Quote of the Week: David Mamet

david-mamet
"It's only words... unless they're true."

David Mamet
(30 Nov. 1947), American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and film director.

Quote of the Week: Nikos Kazantzakis

nikos-kazantzakis
"Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels."

Nikos Kazantzakis
(18 Feb. 1883 - 26 Oct 1957), Greek writer and philosopher.

Quote of the Week: Jenny Holzer

jenny-holzer
"Expiring for love is beautiful but stupid."

Jenny Holzer
(born 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio), American conceptual artist.

Quote of the Week: Paul Newman

paul-newman"I picture my epitaph: "Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown."

Paul Leonard Newman (26 Jan. 1925 – 26 Sept. 2008), American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian and auto racing enthusiast.

Quote of the Week: Lily Tomlin

lily-tomlin"Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past."

Lily Tomlin
(1 September 1939), American actress, comedian, writer and producer.

Quote of the Week: Neko Case

neko-case"Western culture is into making everyone's feelings black and white. If you're sad, that's negative, automatically. Well, sadness has many parts to it. It can be very gratifying. I'm not saying I sit around being sad all the time, but when I am sad, now, I pay attention to it."

Neko Case (8 September 1970), American alt country singer-songwriter.

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