African Proverbs

-The person who is not hungry says that the coconut has a hard shell.

-Smooth seas do not make for a skillful sailor.

-A wise man who knows proverbs, reconciles difficulties.
Ashanti of Ghana

-Rain beats a leopard’s skin, but … Read the rest

Shelley Winters Quotations

I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
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Thomas Paine Quotations

-I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will … Read the rest

Dogen Zenji

Not to study the Buddha way is to fall into the realm of shameless and erroneous ways. All preceding and succeeding Buddhas always practice the Buddha way.

-A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even … Read the rest

Joan of Arc

-I know this now. Every man gives his life to what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, so they give their lives to little or nothing.

-The future … Read the rest

Li Po

The birds have vanished in the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and I until only the mountain remains.
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Oscar Levant Quotations

-Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.

-Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.

-There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

-The only difference between the Democrats and the … Read the rest

Jacques Barzun

-An artist has every right – one may even say a duty – to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.

-Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form – or else it is … Read the rest

Wei Wu Wei

-Destroy ‘the ego’, hound it, beat it, snub it, tell it where it gets off? Great fun, no doubt, but where is it? Must you not find it first? Isn’t there a word about catching your goose before you can … Read the rest

William Gibson Quotations

-It’s impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.

-Time moves in one direction, memory in another.

-The deadliest bullshit is odorless and transparent.

-The future has already … Read the rest