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Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 2015 Quotations (57)

"We're raising our children, our kids, our future generation on crap."
~~ chef & businessman Roy Choi of West Los Angeles

“...rush out in the rain to be soaked with the sky.”
~~ Persian poet & mystic Rumi [1207-73]

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
~~ Sir John Lubbock [1834-1913]

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken."
~~ sportswriter James Dent

“They don't think it be like it is, but it do.”
~~ baseball player Oscar Gamble, circa 1975

"No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself."
~~ Anthony Trollope [1815-82]

"[Donald] Trump is a virus that the Republican Party has no immunity from because he actually represents everything that the party stands for, from anti-immigrant hysteria to worship of plutocrat 'job creators'."
~~ podcast host Sam Seder, June 2015

"Form to the sculptor is all and yet it is nothing. It is nothing without the spirit; with the idea it is everything."
~~ Victor Hugo [1802-85]

"Ha`ina `ia mai ana ka puana" means 'disclose the essential message'
~~ Hawaiian saying, often sung at the end of traditional songs or dances

"There are those who do not fear death for they are more afraid of not really living."
~~ ancient proverb

"The only law that matters is gravity."
~~ line in the movie "Point Break" [2015]

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.”
~~ Federico Fellini [1920-93]

"It is not my intention to repeat myself, but in my work there should certainly be references to what I have done in the past. Say what you will, but 'The Trial' is the best film I ever made . . . I have never been so happy as when I made this film."
~~ Orson Welles [1915-85]

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." ("On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.")
~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1900-44]

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."
~~ A.A. Milne [1882-1956]

“The cinema substitutes for our gaze a world more in harmony with our desires.”
~~ André Bazin [1918-58]

“[There are] two types of films: those that employ the resources of the theater (actors, direction, etc.) and use the camera in order to reproduce; [and] those that employ the resources of cinematography and use the camera to create.”
~~ Robert Bresson [1901-99], in "Notes On The Cinematographer" [1975]

“It’s hard to explain the fun to be found in seeing the right kind of bad movie.”
~~ Roger Ebert [1942-2013], in "I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie" [2000]

“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”
~~ Francis Ford Coppola

“Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read ... if you don't read, you will never be a filmmaker.”
~~ Werner Herzog

“I can no longer think what I want to think. My thoughts have been replaced by moving images.”
~~ Georges Duhamel [1884-1966], in "Scènes de La Vie Future" [1930]

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe."
~~ Anatole France [1844-1924]

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
~~ graphic novel & TV series "V For Vendetta"

"We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68], in "Beyond Vietnam" [1967 speech]

'Earth' without 'art' is just 'eh'.

"Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings."
~~ Nelson Mandela [1918-2013]

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
~~ William Pitt [1759-1806]

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."
~~ Abraham Lincoln [1809-65]

"Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry."
~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940], in "The Great Gatsby" [1925]

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
~~ Frederick Douglass [1818-95]

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”
~~ Neil Gaiman

“I think of life as a good book. The further [that] you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.”
~~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
~~ Haruki Murakami

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
~~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis [1929-94]

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.”
~~ John Green

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book [that] you would not read yourself.”
~~ George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
~~ William Styron [1925-2006]

“I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.”
~~ William Lyon Phelps [1865-1943]

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
~~ Joseph Brodsky [1940-96]

“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”
~~ J.K. Rowling

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]

“The book [that] you don’t read won’t help.”
~~ Jim Rohn [1930-2009]

"Four things greater than all things are / Women and horses and power and war."
~~ Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936]

"I'm so hungry I could eat a vegetable."
~~ comic strip character Dennis the Menace, as drawn by Hank Ketcham [1920-2001]

"The first rule in politics is never defend. Always attack."
~~ Sen. Tom Harkin

"The historical record makes homo sapiens look like an ecological serial killer."
~~ Prof. Yuval Noah Harari

"Life is like a roll of masking tape - it goes a lot faster toward the end."
~~ Funky Winkerbean comic strip, as drawn by Tom Batiuk

"There is no such thing as not voting."
~~ David Foster Wallace [1962-2008]

"Art has to offer something other than stylized despair."
~~ novelist Ben Lerner

"From now, know that every border you cross, every purchase you make, every call you dial, every cellphone tower you pass, friend you keep, article you write, [web]site you visit, subject line you type is in the hands of a system whose reach is unlimited but whose safeguards are not."
~~ June 2013 email from whistleblower Edward Snowden to filmmaker Laura Poitras

"The U.S. Supreme Court put the government up for sale."
~~ Howard Dean, in 2015

"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast [that] it invented romance."
~~ Bern Williams

"There is no opposite of an idea. So an idea goes everywhere."
~~ Jean-Luc Godard

"Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality."
~~ Jean-Luc Godard

"Where there is great love there are always miracles."
~~ Willa Cather [1873-1947]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

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