“The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.”-Tom Waits
“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”-Leonard Cohen
“There’s no “correct path” to becoming a real artist. You might think you’ll gain legitimacy by going to art school, getting published, getting signed to a record label. But it’s all bullshit, and it’s all in your head. You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected.”-Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
“Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.”-David Bowie
I’ve been listening to a lot of music by Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, and Benjamin Britten.
“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”-Leonard Bernstein (born 25 August 1918)
If my soul could sing, it would sound like Joe Strummer.
Joe Strummer: 21 August 1952-22 December 2002