Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Alvin Ailey

alvin_ailey.jpg"Its roots are in American Negro culture, which is part of the whole country's heritage. But the dance speaks to everyone. Otherwise it wouldn't work."

Alvin Ailey
(5 Jan. 1931 - 1 Dec. 1, 1989), modern dancer, choreographer, and founder of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Quote of the Week: Jackson Pollack

pollack.jpg“Every good painter paints what he is.”

Jackson Pollack
(28 Jan. 1912 - 11 Aug. 1956), influential American abstract expressionist painter.

Quote of the Week: David Lynch

blue_lynch"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.

Quote of the Week: Chet Atkins

catkins.jpg"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.

Quote of the Week: Captain Beefheart

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"It's hard to use the English language. I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt that I didn't want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it's better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself."

Captain Beefheart (born Don Glen Vliet, 15 January 1941), American free-form rock musician and artist.

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