Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Erwin Schrödinger

"For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice."

(12 August 1887 - 4 January 1961)
Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics.

Quote of the Week: Wallace Shawn

"Contrary to the popular misconception, the actor is not necessarily a specialist in imitating or portraying what he knows about other people. On the contrary, the actor may simply be a person who's more willing than others to reveal some truths about himself."

Wallace Michael "Wally" Shawn (born 12 November 1943), American actor, playwright, and essayist.

Quote of the Week: Woody Allen

"Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering -- and it's all over much too soon."

Woody Allen (born 1 December 1935), American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, and playwright.

Quote of the Week: Cicely Tyson

"In my early years, there were a number of experiences that made me decide I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. There were a number of issues I wanted to address. And I wanted to use my career as a platform."

Cicely L. Tyson (born 19 December 1933), American actress.

Quote of the Week: William J. Cunningham

"It is as true today as it ever was: He who seeks beauty will find it." 

William J. Cunningham (born 13 March 1929), fashion photographer for The New York Times,  known for his candid and street photography.

Quote of the Week: Edgar Mitchell

"The evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident and that indeed an alien craft did crash and that material was recovered from that crash site."

Edgar Mitchell (born September 17, 1930), American pilot, retired Captain in the United States Navy, NASA astronaut, and sixth person to walk on the Moon.

Quote of the Week: Amanda Palmer

“I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is, ‘How do we make people pay for music?’ What if we started asking, ‘How do we LET people pay for music?’”

Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer (born 30 April 1976), American performer who first rose to prominence as the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the duo The Dresden Dolls.

Quote of the Week: Andrei Tarkovsky

"Never try to convey your idea to the audience. It is a thankless and senseless task. Show them life, and they’ll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it."

(4 April 1932 - 29 December 1986),
Soviet and Russian filmmaker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director.

Quote of the Week: Ai Weiwei

"I call on people to be 'obsessed citizens', forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life."

(born 1957),
Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism.

Quote of the Week: Thelonious Monk

"A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination."

(October 10, 1917 - February 17, 1982),
American jazz pianist and composer.

Quote of the Week: Ernest Hemmingway

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

(21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961),
American author and journalist.

Quote of the Week: Howard Zinn

"No politician who voted funds for war, no business contractor for the military, no general who ordered young men into battle, no FBI man who spied on anti-war activities, should be invited to public ceremonies on this sacred day. Let the dead of past wars be honored. Let those who live pledge themselves never to embark on mass slaughter again."

(August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010),
American military veteran (WWII) and historian.

Quote of the Week: Arnold Schoenberg

"I believe that art is born not of 'I can' but 'I must.'"

(1874-1951),
Austrian composer, music pedagogue, and painter.

Quote of the Week: Sophia Loren

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."

Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934),
Italian actress.

Quote of the Week: Diane Ackerman

"Love is the white light of emotion. It includes many feelings which, out of laziness and confusion, we crowd into one simple word. Art is the prism that sets them free…"

Diane Ackerman (born 7 October 1948), American author, poet, and naturalist.

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