And with the shrieking bird on the hood, it is an orgy of image and power. It is a Trans Am.
-Road Test, 1977
Despair says ‘I cannot lift that weight.’ Happiness says ‘I do not have to.’
-James Richardson, Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten-Second Essays
Sebastian and I constructed our days. We would carve each day like a piece of sculpture, leaving behind us a trail of days like a gallery.
-Tennessee Williams, Suddenly Last Summer
…a stone, a leaf, an unfound door; of a stone, a leaf, a door…O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again.
-Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward Angel
I just wish I had my own tropical island. I wish I could go to China I wish I could go to outer space, man, I wish I had my own planet I wish there were 200 of me and man I wish, I wish I could just sit around with computers and machines and just brainstorm all day.
-Vernon, in George Washington (written by David Gordon Green, monologue by Damian Jewan Lee)
It’s getting hard to be someone, but it all works out. It doesn’t matter much to me.
-John Lennon, Strawberry Fields
Souriez, Pierre, le ciel est plein d’etoiles.
-unknown for certain, maybe French in Action?
Every dream comes from God. For instance, some people want a little terrier, and get laughed at. Some people want the long hair.
-priest counsels from confessional in New Waterford Girl (Tricia Fish, writer)
Even with years of buildup and knowing there was no way they could live up to the legend, Radiohead were so much better than even my highest expectation, that my whole outlook on the world had to be immediately revised.
-unidentified Deerhoof member
To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. If we remember those times and places — and there are so many — where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. To live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.