"It's great to be in a film that's able to have people really want to become socially conscious, to walk out of the theatre and want to do something.â€
(29 Nov. 1964), award-winning American actor.
"The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn't indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn't detect." Joan of Arc
(30 Nov. 1835 - 21 April 1910), prolific author and beloved American humorist.
Eve Ensler (25 May 1953), playwright of The Vagina Monoloques.
(2 October 1949), noted American portrait photographer.
(25 Oct. 1881 - 8 April 1973), Spanish painter and sculptor.
"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.
â€œScar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.â€
(born Henry Lawrence Garfield, 13 Feb. 1961), actor, author, singer/songwriter, and spoken word artist.
(born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 Aug. 1954), English singer/songwriter.
(5 Jan. 1931 - 1 Dec. 1, 1989), modern dancer, choreographer, and founder of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
(28 Jan. 1912 - 11 Aug. 1956), influential American abstract expressionist painter.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.