Sometimes you come across a quote, a line, a statement that just nails it, at some level. Cosmic, comic, whatever.
If you'd like to share it, post it here, duly credited!
Americans learn only from catastrophe, not from experience.
"Crimes of passion" - that phrase drives me crazy.
A man murdering his girlfriend is not a crime of passion.
Premature ejaculation, that's a crime of passion.
"This is your life. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid."
- Frederick Beuchner
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
- Virginia Woolf
“Those who willingly accept being conned are as corrupt as those who con them.”
― Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito
that is seriously obscure, and seriously funny...
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
"Free jazz to me is the beginning and it's expansion. It is the chants on top of foot stomps and hand claps. It is the scripture over top of the choir. Free Jazz is what's needed to travel. It is the sound of protest, of peace and of sorrow all at the same time. You cannot go to war without a drum, you cannot time travel, seek outer and inner dimensions without free jazz. Alice Coltrane music is a liberation technology, Sun Ra music is a liberation technology."
- Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother)
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything
is completely different.
"When the primal scream entered the sound world of the universe it was the first man-made, artificial addendum.
Music is the art of the intonated sense;
the sound, the groan, the cry and the song where
the aural quintessence of the spiritual world of human beings.
The aura that personifies sound is transparent through timbre and tone, envelops and tightens the other side of sound,
the space of meanings and feelings.
Children's games, adult's games, god's games...
You can be an idol or a god among the people,
but how to makes sense of the Divine Game?
Just remember that this knowledge or awareness is the Truth. Consonance or dissonance, free music, pop music,
all is searching and hunting for the Great Harmony.
As fullness is born into the emptiness of Universal Truth,
Absolute Harmony is born into Silence.
This three dimensional illusion we call Life
will never be perfect because it is made to be imperfect.
It is only a school for feelings and the fantasy,
designed to improve the hidden chords of thought.
Art exists in order to develop the capacity of human beings to imagine. A hidden knowledge of life exists to serve your capacity to develop. Develop your imagination. It's healthy."
- Sainkho Namtchylak