Hayao Miyazaki // "In my grandparents' time, it was believed that spirits existed everywhere...in trees, rivers, insects, wells, anything... I like the idea that we should all treasure everything because spirits might exist there, and we should treasure everything because there is a kind of life to everything."
Stevie Nicks // "Don’t listen to other people. In your heart of hearts, you know what’s best for you."
Miles Davis // "Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent."
Henry Rollins // "If you hate your parents, the man or the establishment, don't show them up by getting wasted and wrapping your car around a tree. If you really want to rebel against them, out-learn them, outlive them, and know more than they do."
Tennessee Williams // "I will read long books and the journals of dead writers. I will feel closer to them than I ever felt to people I used to know before I withdrew from the world. It will be sweet and cool this friendship of mine with dead poets, for I won’t have to touch them or answer their questions. They will talk to me and not expect me to answer. And I’ll get sleepy listening to their voices explaining the mysteries to me. I’ll fall asleep with the book still in my fingers, and it will rain."
Anais Nin // "It was not the truth they wanted, but an illusion they could bear to live with."
Rick Rubin // "If you listen carefully, people explain to you what it is that they need."
Brad Pitt // "It doesn't mean fuck-all to me until...until you live it. That's why I never understood growing up with, 'don't do this, don't do that,' it's all about don'ts, and I was like how the fuck do you know who you are and what works for you if you don't find out where the edge is, where's your line? You've got to step over it to know where it is."
Al Pacino // "My weaknesses...I wish I could come up with something. I'd probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they're the same thing."