“Nobody has managed to understand me, not even my family. I am alone.”Marco Pantani
“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
“’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
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.
“I believe the biggest obstacle to solving global warming is the role of money in politics” – James Hansen
He’s been on before but current status and this video are amazing. Ladies and gentlemen, Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
“I am goodbye” – Bonnie “Prince” Billy
“You shouldn’t be a prisoner of your own ideas. ” – Sol Lewitt
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
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
“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
“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” – Ansel Adams
“To wear the yellow jersey is to mingle with the gods of cycling” – Phil Liggett
“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” – Bud Cort
“Even back then, I exuded self-confidence, and that drives women crazy.” – Larry David
“I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair.” – Patrick Stewart
“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” – George Carlin
“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order.” – Jean Luc Goddard
“Don’t you call me a mindless philosopher you overweight glob of grease!” – C3PO
“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
“A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
“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
“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
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