Zadie Smith // "Not everyone wants this conventional little life you're rowing your boat toward. I like my river of fire...I'm not afraid."
Michel Foucault // "What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn't everyone's life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?"
Steve Irwin // "I'm very embarrassing to look at. You know why? Here's why I'm embarrassing: 'cause there's a little bit of me in everybody...I'm like the boy that never grew up. I'm very, very passionate about what I do. I mean, I love what I do...and people are like "God, give this guy a Valium or something, you know? Can't he have a bad day?"
Rick Rubin // "Everyone has their own way of coping and dealing with the world... If something is painful, if you're sensitive or uncomfortable, if you feel like you're different, your choices are to examine this and figure it out, or to numb yourself and ignore it. Most people tend to numb themselves and ignore their problems to avoid how they feel. Most people...just look for ways to kill the pain. We live in a kill-the-pain society. TV kills the pain. Doctors prescribe drugs to kill the pain. Somehow I got into tuning into how I feel and trying to understand it."
Bob Dylan // “I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.”
Albert Camus // “But above all, in order to be, never try to seem.”
Stevie Nicks // "There were times when I was between twenty and twenty-seven...that my dad would say, 'How long are you going to do this? You have no money, you're not happy, you work constantly, you work at restaurants, you clean houses, you get sick very easily...you don't have any friends, why are you doing this?' And I would just say, 'Because it's just what I came here to do.'"
Henry Miller // "I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it. We must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and the soul."
Bob Marley // "My home is in my head."