Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Michael Franti

michael_franti2"Through music I either tame my demons or unleash them and allow them to be what they are. I don't want the music to be about provocation, I want the music to bring you to a place where you feel at home."

Michael Franti
(21 April 1966) is an American poet, musician, and composer of multi-ethnic music.

Quote of the Week: Olafur Eliasson

olafur_eliasson"I was interested in how we engage the world. How do we use our skin as our eyes? If you read a cityscape or a landscape with just your mind, and not your body, it becomes like a picture or representation, not something you really engage with."

Olafur Eliasson (born 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark), Danish-Icelandic artist.

Quote of the Week: Andrew Bird

andrew_bird"For some reason my voice is more chesty and boomy in the morning. It’s a mix of grogginess and caffeine-inspired confidence, before I remember how to be neurotic."

Andrew Bird (11 July 1973), American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

Quote of the Week: Louise Bourgeois

bourgeois"Once I was beset by anxiety but I pushed the fear away by studying the sky, determining when the moon would come out and where the sun would appear in the morning."

Louise Bourgeois (25 Dec 1911), Paris-born American sculptor, painter and printmaker.

Quote of the Week: Bob Costas

bob_costas"I don't believe there's a single American sitting around saying, 'I'd like to see Bob Costas' take on this.'"

Bob Costas (22 March 1952), American sportscaster.

Quote Of The Week: Bridget Riley

bridget_riley"For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.. an event rather than an appearance. These forces can only be tackled by treating color and form as ultimate identities, freeing them from all descriptive or functional roles."

Bridget Riley (24 April 1931), British Op-art painter.

Quote of the Week: Aimee Mann

aimee_mann"The knock-out punch is always the one you never see coming."

Aimee Mann
(8 September 1950), singer/songwriter.

Quote of the Week: Philip Michael Ondaatje


"The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human. Meander if you want to get to town."

Philip Michael Ondaatje, OC (12 Sept. 1943), Sri Lankan Canadian novelist and poet.

Quote of the Week: Andy Warhol

warhol"I asked ten or fifteen people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question: 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money."

Andy Warhol (6 Aug. 1928 - 22 Feb. 1987), artist. filmmaker, and pop icon.

Quote of the Week: Michael Bernard Loggins

michael_smile"Life is grand. Life is handy. Life is real."

Michael Bernard Loggins

San Francisco-based artist and author. Read more »

Quote of the Week: Katharine Hepburn

katharine_hepburn"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."

Katharine Hepburn
(12 May 1907 - 29 June 2003), American actress of film, television and stage.

Quote of the Week: Salma Hayak

salma"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves."

Salma Hayak (2 September 1966), Mexican-born actress.

Quote of the Week: Allen Ginsberg

ginsberg"Love. Watch for it coming! It enters the house of the body without your seeking."

Allen Ginsberg
(3 June 1926 - 5 April 1997), American poet.

Quote of the Week: Alain de Botton


"The most attractive are not those who allow us to kiss them at once (we soon feel ungrateful) or those who never allow us to kiss them (we soon forget them), but those who coyly lead us between the two extremes."

Alain de Botton (20 December 1969), Swiss writer of essayistic books.

Quote of the Week: Ryan McGinley

McGinley"I am definitely the boss. I organize the trip, I pay for the gas, the food, the motels. I write the checks and I'm the one that, when we get busted for being naked, raises his hand and says 'This is all my fault.'"

Ryan McGinley (born 1977), NYC photographer.

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