I’m taking early retirement. I want my share of
Social Security before the whole system goes bust.
– David Letterman
In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without
examination, from authorities who have not themselves
examined the questions at issue but have taken them at
second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions
about them were not worth a brass farthing.
– Mark Twain
Is there equality before the law? At every stage of the judicial
process–facing the policeman, appearing in court, being freed
on bond, being sentenced by the judge–the poor person is
treated worse than the rich, the black treated worse than the
white, the politically or personally odd character is treated
worse than the orthodox.
– Howard Zinn
The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.
– Pablo Picasso
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
– Bertolt Brecht
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
– Hunter S. Thompson
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should be burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
– Jack London
The lure of the distant and the difficult is
deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
– John Burroughs
Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.
– Pete Seeger
Source: wisdom quotes
Look, I really don’t want to wax philosophical, but I will say that
if you’re alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to
jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life
is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if
you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy, or at
least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively.
– Mel Brooks
The key to the future of the world is finding the
optimistic stories and letting them be known.
– Pete Seeger
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw
A great pleasure in life
is doing what people
say you cannot do.
– Walter Bagehot
There is only one way
to avoid criticism:
and be nothing.
There is neither a foreign war nor a civil
war; there is only just and unjust war.
– Victor Hugo
A picture is a poem without words.
I wonder if other dogs think poodles
are members of a weird religious cult.
– Rita Rudner
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
– Francis Bacon