"Ignorant people should not breed."
"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."
"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.
"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."
"I always try to balance the light with the heavy -- a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes."
"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."
"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."
"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.
"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."
"I am from the planet of elegance."
"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."
"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.
"Delicious autumn! My soul is wedded to it. If I were a bird I'd fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
George Eliot (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880), English novelist, journalist and translator.
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."
Golda Meir (3 May 1898 - 8 December 1978), Israeli teacher and politician.