Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Banana Yoshimoto

"I love feeling the rhythm of other people's lives. It's like traveling."

Banana Yoshimoto AKA よしもと ばなな Yoshimoto Banana,
(born 24 July 1964), pen name of Japanese writer Mahoko Yoshimoto (吉本 真秀子 Yoshimoto Mahoko). She writes her name in hiragana.

Quote of the Week: Rodriguez

"Musicians want to be heard. So I’m not hiding. But I do like to leave it there onstage and be myself, in that sense. Because some people carry it with them."

(AKA Rodríguez and Jesús Rodríguez; born 10 July 1942),
American folk-rock musician based in Detroit, Michigan.

Quote of the Week: Yoko Ono

"The opposite of love is fear, not hate."

(born February 18, 1933),
artist, singer, songwriter, activist.

Quote of the Week: d. Bindi

"It is tremendously narrow-minded to believe that any intelligent life outside of our solar system would have to be carbon-based."

d. Bindi (born 2 August 1947), writer, musician, UFO investigator, Taoist, and Alien Astronaut theorist.

Quote of the Week: Charles Eames

"Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world."

Charles Ormond Eames, Jr. (1907 - 1978), American designer.

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.
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