Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Eve Ensler

eve_ensler.jpg“The degree to which women hate their bodies is profoundly sad. Let's just put off our self-hatred for 10 years, take over the world, and then we can obsess again.”

Eve Ensler (25 May 1953), playwright of The Vagina Monoloques.

Quote of the Week: Mark Mothersbaugh/DEVO

mark_devo.jpg"To me I think artists in general make a statement, and for the rest of their lives every album, every book are variations on a theme."

Mark Mothersbaugh
(18 May 1950), artist, composer, songwriter and leader of DEVO.

Quote of the Week: Annie Leibovitz

annie_leibovitz.jpg"When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph."

Annie Leibovitz
(2 October 1949), noted American portrait photographer.

Quote of the Week: Pablo Picasso

pablo_picasso.jpg"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun."

Pablo Picasso
(25 Oct. 1881 - 8 April 1973), Spanish painter and sculptor.

Quote of the Week: Martin Scorsese

martin_scorsese.jpg"Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame... ...and what's out."

Martin Scorsese (17 November 1942),

critically acclaimed, award-winning NYC-based director.

Quote of the Week: Henry Rollins

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“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”

Henry Rollins
(born Henry Lawrence Garfield, 13 Feb. 1961), actor, author, singer/songwriter, and spoken word artist.

Quote of the Week: Elvis Costello

elvis_costello.jpg"And I don't feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don't understand it or I don't have some love for some part of it."

Elvis Costello
(born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 Aug. 1954), English singer/songwriter.

Quote of the Week: Alvin Ailey

alvin_ailey.jpg"Its roots are in American Negro culture, which is part of the whole country's heritage. But the dance speaks to everyone. Otherwise it wouldn't work."

Alvin Ailey
(5 Jan. 1931 - 1 Dec. 1, 1989), modern dancer, choreographer, and founder of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Quote of the Week: Jackson Pollack

pollack.jpg“Every good painter paints what he is.”

Jackson Pollack
(28 Jan. 1912 - 11 Aug. 1956), influential American abstract expressionist painter.

Quote of the Week: Anaïs Nin

anin.jpg"I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic -- in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself." (March 25, 1933)

Anaïs Nin (21 Feb. 1903 - 14 Jan. 1977), French-born author.

Quote of the Week: David Lynch

blue_lynch"I don't like the word ironic. I like the word absurdity, and I don't really understand the word 'irony' too much. The irony comes when you try to verbalize the absurd. When irony happens without words, it's much more exalted."

David Lynch (20 Jan. 1946), artist, director and TM leader.

Quote of the Week: Chet Atkins

catkins.jpg"Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me."

Chet Atkins (20 June 1924 - 30 June 2001), influential guitarist and record producer.

Quote of the Week: Henry David Thoureau

thoreau.jpg"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."

Henry David Thoureau (12 July 1817 - 6 May 1862), American author and philosopher.

Quote of the Week: Captain Beefheart

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"It's hard to use the English language. I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt that I didn't want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it's better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself."

Captain Beefheart (born Don Glen Vliet, 15 January 1941), American free-form rock musician and artist.

Quote of the Week: Coco Chanel

coco_chanel.jpg"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."

Coco Chanel
(19 Aug. 1883 - 10 Jan. 1971), pioneering French fashion designer.

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