John Lewis // "I have been beaten, my skull fractured, and arrested more than forty times so that each and every person has the right to register and vote. Friends of mine gave their lives. Do your part. Get out there and vote like you’ve never voted before."
John F. Kennedy // "The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were."
Vincent Van Gogh // "It must be good to die in the knowledge that one has done some truthful work...and to know that, as a result, one will live on in the memory of at least a few and leave a good example for those who come after."
Robert Redford // "I'm interested in that thing that happens where there's a breaking point for some people and not for others. You go through such hardship, things that are almost impossibly difficult, and there's no sign that it's going to get any better, and that's the point when people quit. But some don't."
James Baldwin (& Nina Simone) // "In order to have a conversation with someone, you must reveal yourself."
Jack Nicholson // "I'd prefer if people had no impressions of me. As a kid, I had to tell my own family, 'Please, just don't talk about me!' Because they always got it wrong. Always. I just didn't want them to tell anyone anything about me."
Alan Moore // "In order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely and purely without fear, without desire. Because things that we do without lust of result are the purest actions we shall ever take."
Patti Smith // "That's what artists do, that's what poets do...we all do it. We start with something, and sometimes we destroy everything that we've made in order to get to the core place where we started from."
Ernest Hemingway // "The thing is to become a master, and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing."