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posted : 2005.Jan.07 @ 12.27pm
"Those who dance are thought mad by those who don't hear the music."


posted : 2005.Jan.07 @ 2.25pm
Forcing it fuller and fuller
can't compare to just enough,
and honed sharper and sharper
means it won't keep for long.

Once it's full of jade and gold
your house will never be safe.
Proud of wealth and renown
you bring on your own ruin.

Just do what you do, and then leave:
such is the Way of heaven.

Tao te Ching: 09
by Lao Tzu
Translated by David Hinton

posted : 2005.Jan.28 @ 11.55pm
Pablo Picasso

Picasso didn't write about art and his quotes on the subject were gathered mostly
from the remembrances of friends and taken from conversations. Sharp, witty
and ironic his pithy observations often defied transcription.

"The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that
come from all over the place: from the sky,
from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from
a passing shape, from a spider's web."

"There are painters who transform the sun
into a yellow spot, but there are others who,
thanks to their art and intelligence, transform
a yellow spot into the sun. "

"We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the
truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to
convince others of the truthfulness of his lies."

"Museums are just a lot of lies, and the people who make art their living are mostly imposters."

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posted : 2005.Jan.29 @ 7.57am
"I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn."
-- Pablo Picasso

posted : 2005.Feb.04 @ 7.26pm
There is no art, as opposed to not-art.
Show me one piece of art, and I will show you God.

posted : 2005.Feb.05 @ 12.25pm
"I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
Vincent Van Gogh

posted : 2005.Feb.18 @ 5.22am
"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse. However, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that." -Goethe

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Georgia O'Keefe

posted : 2005.Feb.18 @ 10.23am
"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."
Bob Dylan

"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."

posted : 2005.Feb.18 @ 1.02pm

Frank Zappa at his finest:

"On a personal level, Freaking Out is a process whereby an
individual casts off outmoded and restricting standars of
thinking, dress, and social etiquette in order to express
CREATIVELY his relationship to his immediate environment and
the social structure as a whole."
from the liner notes of Freak Out.

"You can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER."

"I have a message to deliver to the cute people of the world...if you're
cute, or maybe you're beautiful...there's MORE OF US UGLY MOTHERFUCKERS
OUT THERE THAN YOU ARE!! So watch out."

"My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a
happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or
her as far away from a church as you can."

"The worst aspect of `typical familyism'
(as media-merchandised) is that it
glorifies involuntary homogenization."

"Information is not knowledge,
Knowledge is not wisdom,
Wisdom is not truth,
Truth is not beauty,
Beauty is not love,
Love is not music
and Music is THE BEST"

"Modern music is a sick puppy."

"Some Scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is
so plentiful, is the basic building block of the
universe. I dispute that. I say there is more
stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic
building block of the universe."

posted : 2005.Feb.21 @ 1.35pm
"Fiction is based on reality unless you're a fairy-tale artist, You have to get your knowledge of life from somewhere. You have to know the material you're writing about before you alter it."

-Hunter S. Thompson R.I.P.

posted : 2005.Feb.25 @ 10.43am
"She had yes, yes in her eyes, but no no's on her face." ~ Fozzy Bear ~

posted : 2005.Mar.10 @ 8.24pm
If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.
~ GoetheThomas Edison

If you miss the first buttonhole, you will not succeed in buttoning up your coat.
~ Goethe

posted : 2005.Mar.14 @ 3.10pm
"…a thing is not seen because
it is visible, but conversely,
is visible because it is seen…"

— passage underlined by
Diane Arbus in her copy of
The Works of Plato

Wake up to find out
that you are the eyes of the World
but the heart has its beaches
its homeland and thoughts of its own
Wake now, discover that you
are the song that the morning brings
but the heart has its seasons
its evenings and songs of its own

— The Grateful Dead


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