Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Lorde

"I didn't expect to be in this world but I think it's kind of cool. For a long time pop has been this laughable, shameful thing. But it's actually gratifying and fun and can unite populations, which I think is incredibly powerful. So hopefully I am showing that pop can be taken seriously."

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name Lorde, New Zealand singer-songwriter.


Quote of the Week: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph_Waldo_Emerson"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."

(25 May 25 1803 - 27 April 1882),
American essayist, philosopher, and poet.

Quote of the Week: John Green

"There are only a few things in this world that turn me into a giant squid of anger, and one of them begins 'My boyfriend thinks I'm too smart for him.' The Venn diagram of boys who don't like smart girls and boys you don't want to date is a circle."

John Michael Green (born 24 August 1977), American writer of young adult fiction; YouTube vlogger and educator. Read more »

Quote of the Week: Lou Reed

"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz."

Lou Reed (2 March 1942 - 27 October 2013), American musician, singer and songwriter, and co-founder of the Velvet Underground.

Quote of the Week: Jamie Campbell Bower

“I tend to thrive on being misquoted. It’s the only way I sound good.”

Jamie Campbell Bower (born 22 November 1988), English actor, singer and former model.

Quote of the Week: Shane MacGowan

"When I'm writing a song, it gives me more actual pleasure to hear someone else sing it than do it meself."

Shane MacGowan (born 25 December 1957) is an Anglo-Irish musician and singer, best known as the singer and songwriter of The Pogues.

Quote of the Week: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both go to the making of a genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

(27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791),
baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

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.

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