Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: John Cage

"If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience."

John Cage (5 September 1912 - 12 August 1992), American composer.

Quote of the Week: Mickey Rooney

"Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day."

Mickey Rooney (23 September 1920 - 6 April 2014), American actor.

Quote of the Week: Kurt Cobain

“If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.” 

Kurt Donald Cobain (20 February 1967 - 5 April 1994), American musician and artist. Known as the frontman of the rock band Nirvana.

Quote of the Week: Shailene Woodley

"I think you get the most honest performances when an actor shows up to set with their lines memorized. That's a very important thing that a lot of people seem to forget. You have a pre-conceived notion of what you want the scene to be, but once you get there, that goes out the window and it turns out to be a way that you never imagined."

Shailene Woodley (born November 15, 1991), American actress.

Quote of the Week: William Butler Yeats

"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."

William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 - 28 January 1939),

Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.

Quote of the Week: Matthew McConaughey

"If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."

Abigail Adams (née Smith; 22 November 1744 - 28 October 1818), wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President.

Adams's life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. The letters serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front.

Quote of the Week: Matthew McConaughey

"So to any of us … whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to and whoever we’re chasing, to that I say Amen, to that I say all right, all right, all right, and to that I say: Just keep living, huh?"

Matthew McConaughey (born November 4, 1969), Oscar-winning American actor. Quote is from his Academy Awards acceptance speech for Best Actor 2014 for Dallas Buyers Club.

Quote of the Week: Audre Lorde

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak."

Audre Lorde

(born Audrey Geraldine Lorde, 18 February 1934 - November 17, 1992),

Caribbean-American writer and civil rights activist.

Quote of the Week: Jimmy Haslam

"Absolutely we would welcome Michael Sam to the Cleveland Browns organization if he can help us win games and he's the right football player for this team. We are intent on creating an environment that is supportive, accepting and respectful of individual rights and differences."

Jimmy Haslam (born March 1954), CEO of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain and majority owner of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team.

Quote of the Week: Philip Seymour Hoffman

"People actually live with their id exposed. They're not good at concealing what's going on inside."

Philip Seymour Hoffman (23 July 1967 - 2 February 2014), American actor and director. Read more »

Quote of the Week: Macklemore

"We made a great album, but I do think we have benefited from being white and the media grabbing on to something. A song like "Thrift Shop" was safe enough for the kids. It was like, 'This is music that my mom likes and that I can like as a teenager,' and even though I’m cussing my ass off in the song, the fact that I’m a white guy, parents feel safe. They let their six-year-olds listen to it. I mean, it's just… it's different. And would that success have been the same if I would have been a black dude? I think the answer is no."

Ben "Macklemore" Haggerty (born 19 June 1983), GRAMMY-award winning American rapper and half of Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis.

Quote of the Week: Richard Sherman

"You can’t get in Peyton's head. If you get in his head, you’ll get lost."

Richard Kevin Sherman (born 30 March 1988), American NFL football cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks.

Quote of the Week: Tina Fey

"Meryl Streep is so brilliant in Osage: August County, proving that there are still great parts in Hollywood for Meryl Streep over 60."

Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born 18 May 1970), American actress, comedian, writer and producer.

Quote of the Week: Patti Smith

"In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. For nothing is more precious than the life force and may the love of that force guide you as you go."

Patti Smith (born 30 December 1946), American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist.

Quote of the Week: Manolo Blahnik

"Men tell me that I've saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it's cheaper than a divorce."

Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik Rodríguez CBE (born 28 November 1942), Spanish fashion designer.

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