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And now, some fun quotations!
"Oh! to be a conductor, to weld a hundred men into one singing giant, to build up the most gorgeous arabesques of sound, to wave a hand and make the clamoring strings sink to a mutter, to wave again, and hear the brass crashing out in triumph, to throw up a finger, then another and another, and to know that with every one the orchestra would bound forward into a still more ecstatic surge and sweep..." --J.B. Priestley
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness... Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life."
--Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
"Surely even the most malignant ghost is a lonely thing, left out in the dark, desperate to be heard."
"The Cosmos is also within us: we're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself."
"I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home."
"What a fine persecution--to be kept intrigued without ever fully being enlightened." --Tom Stoppard
"I am not my shoes." --Irvin D. Yalom
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." --Shakespeare
"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony." --Benjamin Britten
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." --Isaac Asimov
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx
"I do not consider it an insult but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure--that is all that agnosticism means." --Clarence Darrow Current Mood: Introductory