Monday, November 05, 2007

what a break

Don't look back. Just go ahead. Give ideas away. Under every idea, there's a new idea waiting to be born.
Diana Vreeland, quoted in Andre Leon Talley's biography ALT, 2002

Hope is costly, but not as costly as giving up.
Anne Lamott, paraphrasing Augustine in a Salon essay, 2003

I am exhasuted from trying to believe unbeliveable things.
Stephen Wright, said on The Late Show with David Letterman, Feb 21, 2003

The worst thing you can do is make your mistakes slowly.
David Sedaris, Speaking at Lisner Auditorium, GWU, April 9, 2003

If you saw my hometown, you would understand everything about me.
Rickey Smith, American Idol contestant, in his biographical film on Fox TV, March 2003

If you dance, you might understand the words better.
David Bryne, in the self-interview portion of the Stop Making Sense DVD

Walking on water wasn't built in a day
Jack Kerouac, in the film The Life and Times OF Allen Ginsburg

If I had a mind, it got covered in love.
Allen Ginsburg, in the film The Life and Times OF Allen Ginsburg

Crede qua absurdum est. (Believe in that which is absurd.)
On the bathroom wall, One World Cafe, S. Charles St, Baltimore MD, Feb 12, 2002

I have come to believe that falling obsessively in love is one of life's necessary assignments. It cracks you open.
Rosemary Sullivan, in Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion and Romantic Obsession, 2002

The softest thing in the world will overcome the hardest.
lao-tzu, Tao-te Ching

I'm alive! Holy shit, what a break.
Frank Cross in Scrooged, screenplay by Micheal O'Donahue and Mitch Glazer

It's going to get even weirder
You will do something stupid again today.
two fortune cookies, quoted in Salon's online forum Table Talk

Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule overall.
Apocrapha, the Gospel of Thomas, fragments attribited to Didymos Judas Thomas, about 200 ce

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