Jean Cocteau // "My hair has always grown in all directions and my teeth too and my beard. My nerves and my soul must surely grow in the same way. That is what makes me incomprehensible to those who grow all in one direction...they do not know how to take me. This organic disorder is a safeguard for me because it keeps the thoughtless at distance."
Bill Murray // "The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself."
Patti Smith // "I got some coffee and stood looking at the sky."
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."
Noam Chomsky // "Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours."
Claude Monet // "My aim is to give you only the things with which I am completely satisfied, even if it means asking you a little more time for them...for if I were to do otherwise I'd turn into a mere painting machine and you would be landed with a pile of incomplete work."
Viggo Mortensen // "One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was: go slow to go fast. We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress."
Janis Joplin // "There isn't going to be a turning point...There isn't going to be any next-month-it'll-be-better, next fucking year, next fucking life. You don't have any time to wait for. You just got to look around you and say: So this is it. This is really all there is to it... Everybody just needing such little things and they can't get them. Everybody needing just a little...confidence from somebody else... Everybody, you know, like reaching out tentatively but drawing back...it seems like such a shame. It's so close to being, like, really right and good and open."
Bill Nye // "The moon is out all day. I don't want to shock you."