Marco Pantani

May 3, 2013

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“Nobody has managed to understand me, not even my family. I am alone.”Marco Pantani

Francesco Clemente

September 4, 2010

“If I have to be honest, I have to bring bad news. The bad news is that I believe that an artist is an artist because he chooses not to tamper with reality; he chooses not to better reality. The creative mind comes at a price, so ultimately, an artist makes an ethical choice—he deals not so much with the world of ideas, but with the world of forms. And the world of forms does not make deals.” – Francesco Clemente

Chuck Close

May 25, 2010

“I wasn’t athletic, I couldn’t catch a ball, I couldn’t throw a ball, I had all kinds of physical limitations as well. So this was it.” – Chuck Close

The Skin Horse

May 23, 2010

“’It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.’” – The Skin Horse

Herbert Vogel

May 23, 2010

“It had to be affordable and had to fit into the appartment” – Herbert Vogel

Lawrence Weiner

May 23, 2010

“People look at the work and say, oh that’s a feasible solution, and they use it and add their things to it and take things away – that’s the point of design to move things on….” – Lawrence Weiner

Daniel Kitson

January 21, 2010

We Are Gathered Here.
By Daniel Kitson.

Everyone you have ever known will die.
And so will you.

And yet we dance in the looming shadows of mortality, we dance and we talk and we eat and we argue. We read books. We care for people. We buy houses. We plant trees and we start to drive and we learn how to make milk frothy. Because something, somewhere in the middle of it all has to matter. As our seconds and minutes and days slip by, something has to be important. And who are we to giggle and point and sneer at what others have found to care about? Who is to say what is beneath us, what is not worthy of our hearts?

Everybody needs something to hold when it gets dark, so who am I, who are any of us, to point at anything and call it facile or redundant or stupid or rubbish?

Even when it quite clearly is.

– Daniel Kitson

Chesley B. Sullenberger III

January 7, 2010

“Brace for impact” – Chesley B. Sullenberger III

John Hillcoat

January 7, 2010

“Action” – John Hillcoat

James Hansen

January 1, 2010

“I believe the biggest obstacle to solving global warming is the role of money in politics” – James Hansen

John McClane

December 11, 2009

“Yippy Ka Yay muthafucka” – John McClane

George Lois

December 11, 2009

“Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” – George Lois

Will Oldham (REPRISE)

June 27, 2009

He’s been on before but current status and this video are amazing. Ladies and gentlemen, Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

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“I am goodbye” – Bonnie “Prince” Billy

 

Sol Lewitt

May 31, 2009

 

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“You shouldn’t be a prisoner of your own ideas. ” – Sol Lewitt

Billy Corgan

May 7, 2009

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“James, that`s a bad situation. I`m not saying it`s not repairable, but it`s pretty far. When you go from being in one of the best bands in the world to some cover band… as far as I`m concerned, he was playing down at the pub.” – Billy Corgan

James Taylor

April 16, 2009

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“Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I’m as bald as a billiard ball!” – James Taylor

Don Logan

April 4, 2009

 

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“You’re on two per cent, two and a half, maybe even three. Depends on the usual bumflufferies. It’s not about the money with you and me is it, Gal? It’s the charge, it’s the bolt, it’s the buzz, it’s the sheer fuck off-ness of it all. Am I right?” – Don Logan

Milton Glaser

March 13, 2009

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“The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.” – Milton Glaser

Alan Arkin

February 23, 2009

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“There’s no such thing as the best performance; it’s arbitrary. What makes something the best performance? When you get 100 people who say this is the best performance, and they’re all kind of titillated by that performance, and there’s another performance that changed 15 people’s lives, what’s the gauge? Because 500 people like something, does that make it better than something that 3 people like?” – Alan Arkin

Tobin Yelland

February 1, 2009

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“I took some classes and found I really liked taking photos, and just read tons of books and tried to emulate my heroes and be a hero myself.” – Tobin Yelland

Phil Selway

January 31, 2009

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“My advice is that if you’re in a band and you feel is good, stick with it and work at it, because basically what we’ve done is kept a school band together for years with nothing happening–until recently.” – Phil Selway

Todd Hido

January 31, 2009

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“There is no secret I could give away. You charge the air by photographing the right person, allowing them be real, and by making a potent image. My images can say so much more than I can honestly.” – Todd Hido

Michael Ivins

January 30, 2009

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Is it overwhelming
To use a crane to crush a fly?
It’s a good time for Superman
To lift the sun into the sky

– The Flaming Lips

Alonzo Clemons

January 14, 2009

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Roald Dahl

January 13, 2009

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“I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do.” Roald Dahl

Ansel Adams

January 13, 2009

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“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” – Ansel Adams

Phil “The voice of cycling” Liggett

January 11, 2009

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“To wear the yellow jersey is to mingle with the gods of cycling” – Phil Liggett

Bud Cort

January 11, 2009

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“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” – Bud Cort

Larry David

January 7, 2009

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“Even back then, I exuded self-confidence, and that drives women crazy.” – Larry David

Patrick Stewart

December 18, 2008

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“I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair.” – Patrick Stewart

George Carlin

December 18, 2008

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“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”  – George Carlin

Jean Luc Goddard

December 12, 2008

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“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order.”  – Jean Luc Goddard

C3P0

December 12, 2008

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“Don’t you call me a mindless philosopher you overweight glob of grease!” – C3PO

Bill Henson

December 12, 2008

 

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“In every form of art, you really want the experience of the images to transcend the medium, for the medium to disappear into the greater experience of viewing the work. So that you forget you are looking at a painting, or a photograph.” – Bill Henson

Frank Lloyd Wright

December 11, 2008

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“A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”  – Frank Lloyd Wright

Marc Johnson

December 9, 2008

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“Ignorance is man’s ruin. Booze and women can sometimes be by-products of that ignorance. There were different times in my life that I was drawn to both in an uncontrollable way. I didn’t understand why at the time, but it had something to do with substitution. Disconnectedness.” – Marc Johnson

Stanley Kubrick

December 5, 2008

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“Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.” – Stanley Kubrick

Peter Garrett

December 3, 2008

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“Whod like to change the world, who wants to shoot the curl
Who gets to work for bread, who wants to get ahead
Who hands out equal rights, who starts and ends that fight
And not not rant and rave, or end up a slave
Who can make hard won gains, fall like the summer rain
Now every man must be, what his life can be

So dont call, me, the tune, I will walk away” – Peter Garrett

Tim Berners-Lee

December 3, 2008

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“Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch” – Tim Berners-Lee

Robert Adler

December 3, 2008

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“As long as it’s done above-board and everybody knows what everybody else is doingand there’s no particular specific legal issue there, I’m not terribly troubled by the way the money is funneled.” – Robert Adler

Saul Bass

November 27, 2008

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“Design is thinking made visual.” – Saul Bass

Mike Mills

November 26, 2008

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“When you feel guilty about being sad, remember that Walt Disney was a manic depressive.” – Mike Mills

Daniel C. Dennett

November 25, 2008

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“I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own right into being just places where things happen in the universe.”  – Daniel C. Dennett

James Randi

November 21, 2008

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Andy Sipowicz

November 20, 2008

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Lt. Arthur Fancy: I just got a call from the Federal Marshals’ office. What the hell were you doing at Giardella’s hotel? 

Det. Andy Sipowicz: I was in the neighborhood. 

Lt. Arthur Fancy: I don’t get you, Sipowicz. You know you’re on probation, and you still go over there and put on a Bozo act!

Allen Ginsberg

November 19, 2008

 

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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by 
madness, starving hysterical naked, 
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn 
looking for an angry fix, 
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly 
connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, 
who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat 
up smoking in the supernatural darkness of 
cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities 
contemplating jazz,

Simon Day

November 18, 2008

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Grant McLennan

November 18, 2008

 

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“Round and round, up and down
Through the streets of your town
Everyday I make my way
Through the streets of your town
Don’t the sun look good today?
But the rain is on its way
Watch the butcher shine his knives
And this town is full of battered wives.” – Grant McLennan

Paul Kelly

November 18, 2008

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“Before too long
The one that you’re loving
Will wish that he’d never met you
Before too long
He who is nothing
Will suddenly come into view
So let the time keep rolling on
It’s on my side” – Paul Kelly

Tim Flannery

November 18, 2008

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“I was trying to get people to see that you can’t just grow for ever and hope that the environment will take care of itself.” – Tim Flannery