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“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. -- albert einstein


It is our earth, not yours or mine or his. We are meant to live on it, helping each other, not destroying each other. -- J. Krishnamurti


They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. -- Benjamin Franklin


"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else" -- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States


I demand that a film express either the joy of making cinema or the agony of making cinema. I am not at all interested in anything in between. -- Francois Truffaut


The emphasis in house music and dance culture on physiologically compatible rhythms and this sort of thing is really the rediscovery of the art of natural magic with sound; that sound, properly understood, especially percussive sound, can actually change neurological states, and large groups of people getting together in the presence of this kind of music are creating a telepathic community of bonding that hopefully will be strong enough that it can carry the vision out into the mainstream of society. I think that the youth culture that is emerging in the nineties is an end of the millennium culture that is actually summing up Western civilization and pointing us in an entirely different direction, that we’re going to arrive in the third millennium, in the middle of the archaic revival, which will mean a revival of these physiologically empowering rhythm signatures, a new art, a new social vision, a new relationship to nature, to feminism, to ego. All of these things are taking hold, and not a moment too soon. -- Terence McKenna


I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)


The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. -- Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)


"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others" -- John Andrew Holmes


"Love is the flower you've got to let grow." -- John Lennon


"I know of only one duty, and that is to love." -- Albert Camus


Draw Antonio, draw Antonio, draw. And do not waste Time. -- Michelangelo, on his deathbed, to his apprentice


The heart is incapable of lying -- Gary M. Spolansky


"If the only prayer you say in your wholelife is 'thank you' that would suffice." -- MEISTER ECKHART


Its never too late to have a happy childhood. -- Tom Robbins


You can't try to do things, you simply must do them. -- Ray Bradbury (or YODA)


Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. -- Anne Frank


We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. -- Aristotle


Love liberates everything. -- Maya Angelou


Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. -- Jonathan Swift


Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. -- Zelda Fitzgerald


Two Wolves An old Indian Grandfather said to his grandson who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice........ "Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times." He continued...... "It is as if there are two wolves inside me; One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all round him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way. He saves all his energy for the right fight. But the other wolf, ahhh! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing. Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit." The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked... "Which one wins, Grandfather?" The Grandfather smiled and quietly said...... "The one I feed." -- Indian Author Unknown


Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... -- william gibson


Mitakuye Oyasin. [We are all related.] -- Lakota Belief


Our life is what our thoughts make it. -- Marcus Aurelius Antonius


Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge. -- Stephen Levine


Ignorance is the failure to discriminate between the permanent and the impermanent, the pure and the impure, bliss and suffering, the Self and the non-Self. -- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 2:5


It was one of countless similar songs published for the benefit of the proles by a sub-section of the Music Department. The words of these songs were composed without any human intervention whatever on an instrument known as a versificator. But the woman sang so tunefully as to turn the dreadful rubbish into an almost pleasant sound. He could hear the woman singing and the scrape of her shoes on the flagstones, and the cries of the children in the street, and somewhere in the far distance a faint roar of traffic, and yet the room seemed curiously silent, thanks to the absence of a telescreen." -- George Orwell 1984


"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power." -- George Orwell 1984


"They thought that it would be a disgrace to go forward as a group. Each entered the forest at a point that [they themselves] had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path. If there is a path it is someone else's path and you are not on the adventure". -- -- Joseph Campbell, "The Hero's Journey", 1990


We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. -- Anais Nin


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


"There's some people who can't have a good time 'less they're knocking women to the floor and licking them." -- Dylan Thomas


"the sea, crimson sometimes like fire and the glorious sunsets and the fig trees in the Alameda gardens yes and all the queer little streets and pink and blue and yellow houses and cactuses and Gibraltar as a girl where I was a Flower of the mountain yes and when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes yes yes." -- James Joyce...Ulysses


"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age." -- Anaïs Nin


When its just about money and just about ratings, its just about over. -- Tim Allen


My dad says anybody can act, a few can direct, and nobody can write. -- robert downey jr. Projections 10- interwiew with Mike Figgis


Perhaps when everything is beautiful, nothing is beautiful. -- Stanley Kubrick


The only thing worse than watchin' a bad movie is bein' in one -- Elvis Presley


Maybe it's not to lateTo learn how to loveAnd forget how to hate -- Ozzy Osbourne...Crazy Train


I love acting. It is so much more real than life. -- Oscar Wilde


"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty. -- Konstantin Stanislavisky


Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis. -- Marlon Brando


"It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet. -- George W. Bush Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000


"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the human spirit." -- Albert Schweitzer


Don't knock masturbation, it's sex with someone I love . -- Woody Allen from 'Annie Hall'.


All that we see or seem, Is but a dream within a dream. -- Edgar Allan Poe


As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it. -- Dick Cavett


Drama is life with the dull bits cut out -- Alfred Hitchcock


The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong. The next most distressing thing is to be proved right. -- Aldous Huxley


"He has certainly earned a reputation as a fantastic mayor, because the results speak for themselves. I mean, New York's a safer place for him to be." -- George W. Bush —On Rudy Giuliani, The Edge With Paula Zahn, May 18, 2000


Dreams, as we all know, are very queer things: some partsare presented with appalling vividness, with details workedup with the elaborate finish of jewellery, while others onegallops through, as it were, without noticing them at all, as,for instance, through space and time. Dreams seem to bespurred on not by reason but by desire, not by the head butby the heart, and yet what complicated tricks my reason hasplayed sometimes in dreams, what utterly incomprehensiblethings happen to it! -- Fyodor Dostoevsky---The Dream of a Ridiculous Man


How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping! -- Shakespeare...Much Ado About Nothing I.i. 27-28


Though this be madness, yet there is method in't. -- William Shakespeare...Hamlet II.ii. 205-206


If you're gonna scream, scream with me. Moments like this never last. -- The Misfits... Hybrid Moments


Here comes the sun, and I say, it's all right. -- george harrison


I look at you, see the love there thats sleeping, while my guitar gently weeps. I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping, Still my guitar gently weeps. I don't know why, nobody told you, how to unfold your love. I don't know why, someone controlled you, they bought and sold you. I look at the world and I notice its turning, while my guitar gently weeps. I dont know why, you were diverted, you were perverted too. I don't know how, you were inverted, no one alerted you. I look at you all, see the love there thats sleeping while my guitar gently weeps. For every mistake we must surely be learning. Still my guitar gently weeps. -- george harrison


"A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return." -- Salman Rushdie


"Pleasures may turn a heart to stone, riches may make it callous, but sorrows can not break it. Hearts live by being wounded." -- Oscar Wilde


"Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory." -- Alan Alda


"What you keep for yourself, you lose. What you give away, you keep forever." -- Axel Monthe


"Never follow somebody else's path; it doesn't work the same way twice for anyone...the path follows you and rolls up behind you as you walk, forcing the next person to find their own way." -- J. Michael Straczynski


I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart) -- e.e. cummings


There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. -- William Shakespeare ...Hamlet


An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. -- Gandi


mmmmm...that steak was good. -- dartgirl


To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. -- e. e. cummings


I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing, then teach ten thousand stars not to dance. -- e. e. cummings



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