Maya Angelou // "I’m grateful for being here, for being able to think, for being able to see, for being able to taste, for appreciating love...for knowing that it exists in a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, and yet love exists. I’m grateful to know that it exists."
Miles Davis // "If you sacrifice your art because of some woman, or some man, or for some color, or for some wealth, you can’t be trusted."
Bob Dylan // "People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent."
Björk // "I'm self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 percent, then I shut off, which scares people sometimes."
Carl Sagan // "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam... Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and in triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark...this distant image of our tiny world...to me, underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
Christopher Walken // "I'm not a big fan of other people's punctuation. When I read...I've got a sort of automatic eraser. I don't see punctuation or capitals or instructions. I want to decide when the sentence is over. Who's to say when a sentence ends and the other one begins? Sometimes it begins in the middle of the next sentence."
Jim Harrison // "We set this house on fire, forgetting that we live within."
Jane Goodall // "There’s still a lot worth fighting for."
Jorge Luis Borges // "I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited."