Nina Simone // "What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did."
Hannah Arendt // "Power corresponds to the human ability not just to act but to act in concert. Power is never the property of an individual; it belongs to a group and remains in existence only so long as the group keeps together. When we say of somebody that he is 'in power' we actually refer to his being empowered by a certain number of people to act in their name. The moment the group, from which the power originated to begin with...disappears, his power also vanishes."
James Baldwin // "You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It...taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who ever had been alive... An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian. His role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are. He has to tell, because nobody else can tell, what it is like to be alive."
Joni Mitchell // "This is what I think about people: They want, they want and they want. However, if I actually gave them what they wanted, then they'd just get sick of it... People get sick of your name. People get sick of your face. It doesn't matter what you do. Recognizing those times, I would go even further out. I figured they're going to get me anyway, so I may as well stretch out."
Albert Camus // "No man can say what he is. But sometimes he can say what he is not."
Bill Murray // "It pays off when you're in an elevator and people are uncomfortable, you can just say, 'That's a beautiful scarf.' It's just thinking about making someone else feel comfortable...we're all vibrating together. If I can make yours just a little bit groovier, it'll affect me. It comes back, somehow."
Alfred Hitchcock // "There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it."
Tupac Shakur // "We wouldn't ask why a rose that grew from the concrete had damaged petals. On the contrary, we would all celebrate its tenacity... Well, we are the rose, this is the concrete, and these are my damaged petals. Don't ask me why...ask me how."
Lauren Bacall // "You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought."