Charles Bukowski // "Van Gogh writing his brother for paints, Hemingway testing his shotgun...Faulkner drunk in the gutters of his town. The impossibility of being human. Burroughs killing his wife with a gun, Mailer stabbing his. The impossibility of being human. Maupassant going mad in a rowboat, Dostoevsky lined up against a wall to be shot...Sylvia with her head in the oven like a baked potato...Lorca murdered in the road by the Spanish troops...The impossibility, the impossibility. Nietzsche gone totally mad. The impossibility of being human, all too human. This breathing, in and out, out and in. These punks, these cowards, these champions, these mad dogs of glory, moving this little bit of light toward us, impossibly."
Bruce Lee // "If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition...you are not understanding yourself."
David Lynch // "I learned that just beneath the surface there's another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper. I knew it as a kid, but I couldn't find the proof. It was just a kind of feeling. There is goodness in blue skies and flowers, but another force...a wild pain and decay...also accompanies everything."
Angela Davis // "You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time."
Aldous Huxley // "The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted."
William S. Burroughs // "Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax..."
Robert De Niro // "Be in the moment. Period. Just be there. Because if you get all like, 'Oh I got to do this big thing.' It just never works. It just doesn't work. You've just got to let go. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't. Whatever you do is ok, just be truthful, honest, real, and that's all you can ask for."
Claude Monet // "It really is appallingly difficult to do something which is complete in every respect, and I think most people are content with mere approximations. Well, my dear friend, I intend to battle on, scrape off and start again."
Björk // "In my most natural state, I'll be introverted for say, six days in a row, and then on the seventh day I'll become very extroverted... Then I'll have to go back inside myself... It's something I can't really control. It's a bit like the ocean and the tides."