Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Charles M. Schulz

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

Charles M Schulz ( 26 Nov. 1922 - 12 Feb. 2000) - American cartoonist, creator of Peanuts.

Quote of the Week: John Barlow

"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds."

John Perry Barlow (3 October 1947 - 7 February 2018) - American poet and essayist, a cattle rancher, and a cyber-libertarian political activist who was associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties. He was also a lyricist for the Grateful Dead via Bob Weir and a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Freedom of the Press Foundation. He was Fellow Emeritus at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he had maintained an affiliation since 1998. The above tune -- "The Music Never Stopped" -- was co-written by Mr. Weir for The Dead and appeared on their album Blues For Allah (1975). He passed away in his sleep at the age of 70. RIP, Mr. Barlow.

Quote of the Week: Langston Hughes

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."

Langston Hughes (1 February 1902 - 22 May 1967) American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.

Quote of the Week: Martin Scorsese

martin_scorsese.jpg"Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame... ...and what's out."

Martin Scorsese

(17 November 1942) - A critically acclaimed, award-winning NYC-based director.

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 January 1946) - American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. Check out his TV series Twin Peaks!

Quote of the Week: Henry Rollins

elvis_costello.jpg"Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on." 

Henry Rollins (born Henry Lawrence Garfield, 13 February 1961) - American actor, author, singer/songwriter, and spoken word artist. Former lead singer of the punk rock band Black Flag and the Rollins Band.

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

"Every good painter paints what he is."

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

Quote of the Week: Ron Carter

"I felt a responsibility to present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound"

Ron Carter (born 4 May 1937) - Legendary American jazz double-bassist who has played on thousands of albums and played with most of the giants in jazz and rock. Read more »

Quote of the Week: Coco Chanel

coco_chanel.jpg"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little -- if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."

Coco Chanel (19 Aug. 1883 - 10 Jan. 1971) - Pioneering French fashion designer.

Quote of the Week: Neil deGrasse Tyson

"We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk, and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there."

Neil deGrasse Tyson (born 5 October 1958) - American astrophysicist.

Quote of the Week: Anaïs Nin

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"I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic -- in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself." (March 25, 1933)

Anaïs Nin (21 Feb. 1903 - 14 Jan. 1977) - French-born author.

Quote of the Week: Walter Becker

"My primary influences were the best jazz players from the '50s and '60s and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians."

Walter Becker (20 Feb. 1950 - 2 Sept. 2017) - American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder of the American rock band Steely Dan. RIP, Walter.

Quote of the Week: Henry David Thoureau

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"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."

Henry David Thoureau (12 July 1817 - 6 May 1862) - American author and philosopher.

Quote of the Week: Sam Shepard

"To sing a song is quite different than to write a poem. I'm not and never will be a novelist, but to write a novel is not the same thing as writing a play. There is a difference in form, but essentially what you're after is the same thing."

Sam Shepard (5 November 1943 - 27 July 2017) - American actor, writer, playwright, director, winner of three Pulitzer Prices in theater. I shall always remember your brilliant play/musical The Tooth of Crime at La Mama Theatre starring Ray Wise. Or the Quaid Brothers in True West at the Cherry Lane Theater. I'd forgotten that you and Bob Dylan wrote the epic "Brownsville Girl" from Dylan's Knocked Out Loaded. You were a guy's guy; a dude well before The Big Lebowski. RIP, Sam.

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