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!
has written many such words, but what actually brought this on was a post that came up in somebody's thread on Facebook about a week ago that was a quote from William Gibson, who's no slouch himself. So sources outside the canon are encouraged!
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes."--William Gibson (or, gee, I hope he really did say this somewhere along the line, because it's a truly inspirational quote...)
I always liked the mid-1980s tour t-shirt that subverted a Nike advertisement of the time: Life is short; trip hard.
Luck ain't a lady, life is a bitch. I may never be wealthy, but I'll always be rich. - Asylum Street Spankers
nothing like a Grateful Dead concert. - unattributable
"We are what we repeatedly do.Excellence, therefore is not an act but a habit." ~Aristotle
in the GD Almanac: "When in doubt, twirl" "Steal Your Jazz"
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." It used to be framed on the wall of my office when I worked for the Clamshell Alliance against the Seabrook nuclear power plant on the seacoast of NH. It wasn't a bad credo to have on tour, either.
Argument closes off the door to the senses. It always masks violence. Continued too long, argument leads to violence. I have no violent intentions toward you. The God Emperor of Dune
Open your eyes, Clevinger. It doesn't make a damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead. Joseph Heller
Leafs suck, Dad!
Nately: "It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."Old Man: "No, you have that backwards. It is better to live on your feet than to die on your knees." Catch-22 should be required reading for everyone.
"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive."
—Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
when he joined his band ... "If things get weird - just keep on playing" Mr. Pid. Just so on Catch 22. I watched the film again a few months back, for the first time in decades, and it more than stood the test of time.
"Every Little bit helps" said the little old man. As he pissed into the Sea. ( My Grandmom Lilian Bobb)
I know it's not a Grateful Dead quote,but this one works for me: "You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, You just might find You get what you need." --The Rolling Stones
I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me, than a pre-frontal lobotomy.
"God will not have his work made manifestby cowards....Trust thyself : every heart vibrates to that iron string." -Ralph Waldo Emerson, the sage of Concord
"Judge a man by his questions rather thanby his answers." -Voltaire
Who says: Hard times?I'm used to them The speeding planet burns I'm used to that My life's so common it disappears And sometimes even music Cannot substitute for tears -- Paul Simon
"You will not find a stick hard enough to conquer my perseverance." - Diogenes'
"If anything is to be done, let a man do it, let him attack is vigorously! A careless pilgrim only scatters the dust of his passions more widely." - BUDDHA
"In his grove I would sit, in deep meditation, with my body perfectly still, and lose all consciousness of the outside world. Birds would perch on my head. Often snakes would crawl over my motionless body. The ordinary man would not to be able to bear a fraction of the tremendous fervour I felt" -Ramakrisha
"To fathom Hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic." —Dr Humphry Osmond, in response to Aldous Huxley's suggestion, "to make this trivial world sublime, take half a gram of phanerothyme", when the two were working on a name for the new class of substances with which they were working.
"It's like a practical joke played on us by our Maker..." - John Barlow
Flakey Foont "What's it all mean, Mr. Natural"......"Don't mean shit", Mr. Natural....think that's right.....:)))
"Cheerfulness is the atmosphere inwhich all things thrive." -Johann Paul Richter
"Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope."—Freewheelin' Franklin
My wife was trying to come up with that one last weekend. Took us both a few tries and a few minutes to get the wording just exactly perfect. As such things seem to have a way of working out, now we'll be tripping over the quote everywhere we go. Thanks!
All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds. In 1970 at the tender age of 15, I read Trout Fishing in America, Catch-22, and Slaugherhouse-Five all in the same summer. This trio of books warped my outlook on the world in ways that are still being revealed to me today. You can decide whether this is testimony to the enduring relevancy of these works or to how slow on the uptake I am. I'm hoping for the former, wouldn't be surprised by the latter.
"A theory that denies that thoughts can regulate actions does not lend itself readily to the explanation of complex human behavior." From Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory, 1986.
"The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated." -William James
"One can't love humanity. One can only love people.” So many layers to that..and it just about sums it up for me.
'Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.' -MARK TWAIN.
it makes the sandwich hairy, and the pony greasy
it makes the sandwich hairy, and the pony greasy
Johnman! :D This could be a very interesting thread.
" If God created Man in His image, then to Create is God-Like." - Me
"Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better."King Whitney Jr.
"Remember that neither of Us is perfect and that human errors are opportunities not for guilt, but for forgiveness and growth." -Marie Manthey
"All that We are is the result of what we have thought." -Buddha
"Don't forget your history. Know your destiny. In the abundance of water the fool is thirsty." Robert Nesta Marley
smile on your brother.
is from Come Together by Dino Valenti via The Youngbloods and the Airplane. "come on people now smile on your brother"
From the 1949 film She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings; the line is spoken by John Wayne.
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together."
"To fight the darkness do not draw your sword, light a candle." - Zarathushtra
"Masonry teaches man to practice charity and benevolence, to protect chastity, to respect the ties of blood and friendship, to adopt the principles and revere to ordinances of religion, to assist the feeble, guide the blind, raise up the downtrodden, shelter the orphan, guard the Altar, support the government, inculcate morality, promote learning, love man, fear God, implore His mercy and hope for happiness." -From the Grand Lodge F. & A.M. NY For: one of my Dad's that lived just like this, he was one of the best!
"Fly like a butterfly...sting like a bee!" -Anonymous My real Dad used to play this when we were kids. He'd wave his hand in the air like a butterfly; then he'd dive bomb his pointer finger into our sides and tickle us til we were laughing our heads off or almost peeing ourselves! It was so much fun laughing; I am giddy thinking of it. We sher'd some good times for my birthday. Just shering the bliss! You cannot escape the bee... hahahahaha- to bee-ing tickled!
Nothing lasts.—Ken Kesey