Archives - June 2011
June 1, 2011
Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.
June 2, 2011
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
June 3, 2011
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
June 4, 2011
I took a speed reading course and read WAR AND PEACE in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
June 5, 2011
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
June 6, 2011
Studios are passé for me. I'd rather play in a garage, in a truck, or a rehearsal hall, a club, or a basement.
June 7, 2011
I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
June 8, 2011
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
June 9, 2011
We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.
June 10, 2011
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
June 11, 2011
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk to blossom.
June 12, 2011
We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.
June 13, 2011
The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.
June 14, 2011
According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.
June 15, 2011
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
June 16, 2011
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
June 17, 2011
Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
June 18, 2011
It's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?
June 19, 2011
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
June 20, 2011
Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.
June 21, 2011
Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
June 22, 2011
Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants.
June 23, 2011
The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh.
June 24, 2011
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
June 25, 2011
Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of --- for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
June 26, 2011
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.
June 27, 2011
Music is the universal language of mankind.
June 28, 2011
The little things, I can obey. But the big things --- how we think, what we value --- those you must choose yourself. You can't let anyone --- or any society --- determine those for you.
June 29, 2011
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
June 30, 2011
Eating words has never given me indigestion.