“The tragedy here, Mr. Matthews, is not about a dumb girl, or the boy who kills himself because of her. It’s about the all-consuming power of love. And the inevitability of its influence on each of our lives.”—George Feeny, on Romeo and Juliet
“Something like Art is a little bit like the Donkey and the Carrot; and the artist never reaches the Carrot. You never get to Nirvana. It’s not possible. Because your concept, your ambition, is always greater than what you’re able to achieve.”—Sean Scully
“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.”—Zooey Deschanel (via meowology)
“Get money, don’t be no lame.
Bench warmers never ride foreign, so play the game.
Never drop the ball, never accept a loss, get back up if you fall.
And when your numbers called, you better give your all.
I hope you give your all.
You gotta play until the end.
The only difference between a winner and a loser is a winner plays until he wins.”—Truth.
In Socrates and the Alligator Marioni writes: “What I propose, to this gathering of painters, is that we seriously consider a radical break with the problems of the art world establishment. By this I do not mean that we should establish a new formal academy or that we should posture ourselves in…
“Within one linear centimeter of your lower colon there lives and works more bacteria (about 100 billion) than all humans who have ever been born. Yet many people continue to assert that it is we who are in charge of the world.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson
“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson