Salvador Dali

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.


Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The best and most outstanding characteristic of our common people is their sense of justice and their desire for it. The cockerel-like habit of always wanting to be first in every situation, and at all costs, and whether one is worthy of it or not - this is unknown among the common people. One has only to remove the outer, superficial husk and look at the kernel within attentively, closely and without prejudice, and one will see in the common people things one had no inkling of. There is not much that our men of learning can teach the common people. I would even say the reverse: it is they who should take a few lessons from the common people.

From House of the Dead


Jim Morrison

Words dissemble, words be quick, words resemble walking sticks.


Igor Stravinsky

The very act of putting my work on paper, or, as we say, kneading the dough, is for me inseparable from the pleasure of creation. So far as I am concerned, I cannot separate the spiritual effort from the psychological and physical effort; they confront me on the same level and do not present a hierarchy.


Jeff Hart

Only when one begins to enjoy the process of life can life itself be enjoyed.


Eddie Vedder

I wish I was as fortunate as me.


Jeff Hart

There is a time and a place for dispassionate argument, but do not equate passionate argument with stridency.


Anonymous Shoshone

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thought nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.