Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Hayao Miyazaki

“Personally I am very pessimistic. But when, for instance, one of my staff has a baby you can't help but bless them for a good future. Because I can't tell that child, 'Oh, you shouldn't have come into this life.' And yet I know the world is heading in a bad direction. So with those conflicting thoughts in mind, I think about what kind of films I should be making.”

Hayao Miyazaki (born 5 January 1941), Japanese film director, animator, manga artist, producer, and screenwriter.   

Quote of the Week: Rumi

"Whether one moves slowly or with speed, the one who is a seeker will be a finder. Always seek with your whole self, for the search is an excellent guide on the way."

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī AKA Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūm, and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi
(30 September 1207 - 17 December 1273)
13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.


Quote of the Week: Miley Cyrus

"Every career thing I do can't be perfect, and sometimes my decisions are wrong. I always say the minute I stop making mistakes is the minute I stop learning, and I've definitely learned a lot."

(born Destiny Hope Cyrus; 23 November 1992),
American actress and recording artist.

Quote of the Week: Zora Neale Hurston

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”

Zora Neale Hurston

(7 January 1891 - 28 January 1960), 

American folklorist, anthropologist, and author.

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.
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