Books

from A Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi

 

“You are an observer, with a body to experience your observations.”

“Everything changes, and using memory keeps you from seeing that change, seeing things as they truly are. Try to forget everything about what you’re looking at and you will discover a whole New World. Decide not to anticipate a specific appearance or behavior based on your memory and emotions. When you practice detachment, but are sure of your choices and intentions, you will find a world that has been hiding, right in front of your eyes, all along.”

 

Film

from A BUCKET OF BLOOD by Roger Corman

“A canvas is a canvas or a painting. A rock is a rock or a statue. A sound is a sound or it’s music.” -Walter Paisley

“I’m proud to say my poetry is only understood by that minority which is aware.” -Maxwell H. Brock

People

from John Stewart

(on Drumpf) “The idea being ‘All he’s saying is muslims are evil and shouldn’t be allowed in this country. he’s just telling it like it is, but god forbid you say happy holidays in December. It’s fuckin’ war.’ So who is it who’s sensitive here? We’re only talking about the trigger points. And the trigger points to me seem to be, on one side, grounded in a certain reality of life that only those with no experience or empathy for what those individuals are going through are having and other other seems to be a clinging to a societal paradigm that just does exist anymore and probably never did. When was America great? What is this time that he speaks of? 81-82? What are we talking about?”

 

from John Howe

“What a folly to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard of throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.”

 

from Katie Goodman

Like the casino sign says, “You must be present to win.”

from Bob Dylan

“I was born very far from where I am meant to be, so I am on my way home.”

“You’re born, you know, with the wrong names, wrong parents. I mean, that happens. You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free.”