Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: John Madden

“When you have great players, playing great, well that’s great football!”

John Madden (born 10 April 1936), former American professional football player, Super Bowl-winning head coach, and color commentator for NFL telecasts.

Quote of the Week: Aaron Swartz

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity."

Aaron H. Swartz (8 November 1986 - 11 January 2013), 
American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist.

Quote of the Week: Jodie Foster

"It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me."

Jodie Foster (born 19 November 1962), American actress, film director, and producer.

Quote of the Week: Mr. Gray

"Ignorant people should not breed."

(born 7257 A.Z.),
Intergalactic talk show host, telepathy expert, and pop philosopher. 

Quote of the Week: Ted Hughes

"The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all."

(17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998),
English poet and children's writer.

Quote of the Week: T.S. Eliot

"Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree."

Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), publisher, playwright, literary and social critic.

Quote of the Week: Albert Ayler

"It ain't about nothing. Don't make it be about something. Why do you have to make it be about something? It ain't about nothing."

(1936-1970),
American saxophonist.
(as quoted by bassist Gary Peacock)

Quote of the Week: Bette Midler

"I always try to balance the light with the heavy -- a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes."

Bette Midler (born 1 December 1945),
American singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, and producer.

Quote of the Week: Kenji Miyazawa

‎"We ordinary people must forge our own beauty. We must set fire to the grayness of our labor with the art of our own lives."

(1896-1933),
Japanese author of poetry and children's books.

Quote of the Week: Fran Lebowitz

"Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."

(born 27 October 1950), American author.

Quote of the Week: Frank Zappa

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."

Frank Zappa (21 Dec. 1940 - 4 Dec. 1993), American composer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director.

Quote of the Week: Niels Bohr

"We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough."

(7 October 1885 - 18 November 1962),
Nobel Prize-winning Danish physicist.

Quote of the Week: Ron Carter

"I am from the planet of elegance."

(born 4 May 1937), 
American jazz double-bassist.

Quote of the Week: Neil Young

"In the age of technology we have grown used to many things being convenient and easy. ... Videos can be shared and viewed around the world, and so can music, just like any document. The only problem with this is music is not like that. It is a storm on the senses, weather for the soul, deeper than deep, wider than wide. It is more than what you see or hear. It is what you feel."

Neil Young (born 1945), musician and author (quote from his bio, Waging Heavy Peace)

Quote of the Week: Felix Baumgartner

"Sometimes you have to be up really high to see how small you are."

Felix Baumgartner (born 20 April 1969), Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper.

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