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Marvin Gaye // "I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don't quite know how to explain it but it's there. These can't be the only notes in the world, there's got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys."

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Hermann Hesse // "My story isn't pleasant, it's not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves."

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Bill Murray // "The last time doesn’t exist. It’s only this time. And everything is going to be different this time. There’s only now."

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Patti Smith // "I believe that we, this planet, hasn't seen its golden age. Everybody says it's's finished, rock and roll is dead...fuck that! This is my chance in the world. I didn't live back there in Mesopotamia. I wasn't there in the Garden of Eden. I wasn't there with Emperor Han. I'm here right now and I want now to be the golden age... If only every generation would realize that the time for greatness is right now when they're alive...the time to flower is now."

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Pablo Picasso // "Without great solitude, no serious work is possible."

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Ernest Hemingway // "The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."

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Philippe Petit // "I found out that total creativity involves a certain intellectual rebellion...not to become a criminal, have to do things that are a little bit forbidden. You have to feel free."

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Little Richard // "I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs."

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Tilda Swinton // "I am a great friend of chaos. It’s all we have. I mean, this whole concept of being able to manage is risk, life is chance, life is being open to chance. The best things in my life, and probably in anybody’s life, come out of being open to being blown off course."

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David Bowie // "Always go a little further into the water than you feel you're capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth and when you don't feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you're just about in the right place to do something exciting."

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Bill Evans // "I think some young people want a deeper experience. Some people just wanna be hit over the head and, you know, if then they get hit hard enough maybe they'll feel something. You know? But some people want to get inside of something and discover, maybe, more richness. And I think it will always be the same; they're not going to be the great percentage of the people. A great percentage of the people don't want a challenge. They want something to be done to them...they don't want to participate. But there'll always be maybe 15% maybe, 15%, that desire something more, and they'll search it out...and maybe that's where art is, I think."

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Tracy Chapman // "We are the spirit, the collective conscience. We create the pain, and suffering, and beauty in this world."