Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: David Cronenberg

cronenberg2
"Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion."

David Cronenberg
(born 16 March 1943), Canadian film director and actor.

Quote of the Week: Neil Diamond

neil-diamond"This is my job. Someone much greater than me gave me that job. He said, ‘You, you with that stupid look on your face — go out and sing until I tell you to stop.’ I haven’t heard the word yet so I’m just going to keep doing it."

Neil Diamond (born 24 January 1941), American singer-songwriter.

Quote of the Week: Martha Graham

martha-graham"There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost."

Martha Graham
(11 May 1894 – 1 April 1991), American dancer and choreographer.

Quote of the Week: Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt-Brecht
"Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life."

Bertolt Brecht
(10 Feb. 1898 - 14 Aug. 1956), German poet, playwright, and theatre director.

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

usher-photo
"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.

Syndicate content