Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blackout looms as Time Warner, Viacom talks stall



Attention Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers, starting tonight, you will lose your favorite Comedy Central shows on TV and online because of a dispute with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. You can stop this! Time Warner Cable customers call 1-800-762-3786 and Bright House Networks customers call 1-866-309-3279, AND DEMAND THEY KEEP YOUR CHANNEL!

The channels that would be affected are: Comedy Central, CMT: Pure Country, Logo, Palladia, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTV Tr3s, Nickelodeon, Noggin, Nick 2, Nicktoons, Spike, The N, TV Land, VH1, VH1 Classic, and VH1 Soul.

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Art of Ralph Steadman

An Overview

Wiki Page
Official Website

Steadman is renowned for his political and social caricatures and cartoons and also for illustrating a number of picture books. Awards that he has won for his work include the Francis Williams Book Illustration Award for Alice in Wonderland, the American Society of Illustrators' Certificate of Merit, the W H Smith Illustration Award for I Leonardo, the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for Inspector Mouse, the Italian Critica in Erba Prize for That's My Dad, the BBC Design Award for postage stamps, the Black Humour Award in France, and several Designers and Art Directors Association Awards. He was voted Illustrator of the Year by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1979.

Steadman had a long partnership with the American journalist Hunter S. Thompson, drawing pictures for several of his articles and books. He accompanied Thompson to the Kentucky Derby for an article for the magazine Scanlan's, to the Honolulu Marathon for the magazine Running, and illustrated both Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. Much of Steadman's artwork revolves around Raoul Duke-style caricatures of Thompson: bucket hats, cigarette holder and aviator sunglasses.

Steadman appears on the second disc of the Criterion Collection Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas DVD set, in a documentary called "Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision", which was made by the BBC in 1978, of Thompson planning the tower and cannon that his ashes were later blasted out of. The cannon was atop a 153-ft. tower of Thompson's fist gripping a peyote button; Thompson demands that Steadman gives the fist two thumbs, "Right now."

As well as writing and illustrating his own books and Thompson's, Glorious Mr. Ralph Steadman has worked with writers including Ted Hughes and Brian Patten, and also illustrated editions of Alice In Wonderland, Treasure Island, Animal Farm and most recently, Fahrenheit 451.

Among the British public, Steadman is well known for his illustrations for the catalogues of the off-licence chain Oddbins. He also designed the labels for Flying Dog beer and Cardinal "Spiced" Zin' wine, which was banned in Ohio for Steadman's "disturbing" interpretation of a Catholic cardinal on its label.

Steadman also illustrates Will Self's column in The Independent newspaper. Johnny Depp's anthology of songs, Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys (2006) contains two contributions from Steadman; he sings lead on "Little Boy Billee", and sings backing vocals on Eliza Carthy's song "Rolling Sea".

Some Art Pieces

You can see them here too.

Alice in Wonderland
  • Down the Rabbit Hole

  • White Rabbit head

  • A Mad Hatter Tea Party

  • Party Guests

  • Advice From A Caterpillar

Disney Sketches

  • Disney Fun

  • Captain Hook & Smee

  • The Whale

  • Leaving Disney

Other Images of Interest

  • Drawing Breath

  • Smoking Horse

  • Shakespeare

  • Ink Vomit

  • Freud

  • Dallas Police

  • Bag Head

  • Angry Sun

  • Animal Farm

  • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • Between the Eyes

  • Napoleon

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Nietzsche Quotes

Short Overview:

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhəlm ˈniːtʃə]) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for metaphor and aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth raise considerable problems of interpretation, generating an extensive secondary literature in both continental and analytic philosophy. Nevertheless, some of his key ideas include interpreting tragedy as an affirmation of life, an eternal recurrence (which numerous commentators have re-interpreted), a rejection of Platonism, and a repudiation of both Christianity (especially 19th-century) and Egalitarianism (especially in the form of Democracy and Socialism).

Nietzsche began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. At the age of 24 he was appointed to the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel (the youngest individual ever to have held this position),[1] but resigned in 1879 because of health problems, which would plague him for most of his life. In 1889 he exhibited symptoms of serious mental illness, living out his remaining years in the care of his mother and sister until his death in 1900.

The Quotes:
  • In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
  • There are no facts, only interpretations.
  • A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
  • Out of life's school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
  • Only sick music makes money today.
  • It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.
  • Without music, life would be a mistake.
  • How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy.
  • To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
  • Faith: not *wanting* to know what is true.
  • Convictions are the more dangerous enemy of truth than lies.
  • He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.
  • Which is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's?
  • Man is more ape than many of the apes.
  • He who despises himself esteems himself as a self-despiser.
  • There is not enough religion in the world to destroy the world's religions
  • The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
  • In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
  • Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious.
  • Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
  • Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.
  • In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
  • It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
  • Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
  • One should never know too precisely whom one has married.
  • Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
  • One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
  • Jesus died too soon. If he had lived to my age he would have repudiated his doctrine.
  • Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
  • I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
  • Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.
  • Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
  • How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
  • Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
  • The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!
  • In a friend one should have ones best enemy. You should be closest to him with your heart when you resist him.
  • Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.
  • All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
  • A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
  • Memory says, I did that. Pride replies, I could not have done that. Eventually memory yields.
  • The higher a man gets, the smaller he seems to those who cannot fly.

Tom Waits Quoted

One of my VERY favorite artists is Mr. Tom Waits. I say artist because he is a musician, poet, singer, songwriter and playwright amongst other things. If you have ever seen or heard any of his live performances you will most definitely catch his humerus bantering and creative story telling. A great example is his VH1 Storyteller's session. His words, phrases and comparisons might be silly and nonsensical, but that's what makes him Tom Waits.

I have compiled a number of his goofy/philosophical/off the wall quotes and want to share them with you. Enjoy.

The Quotes:

  • "There ain't no devil, there's just god when he's drunk."

  • "There's a place down the street; Seven X's. What does that mean? Maybe it's... girls without skin."

  • "It ain't no sin to take off your skin, and dance around in your bones."

  • "All the donuts have names that sound like prostitutes."

  • "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."

  • "I don't have a drinking problem 'Cept when I can't get a drink."

  • "I knew him when he was nothing and he hasn't changed a bit."

  • " seems a stray bullet actually pierced the testicle of a Union soldier and lodged itself in the ovaries of a woman standing approximately 100 ft. away. She's alright, the baby's doing fine...of course the soldier's a little pissed off..."

  • "...You end up taking advantage of yourself. There ain't no way around that."

  • "I'm so goddamn horny the crack of dawn better watch itself around me."

  • "Coleen's belly was shakin' like jelly And I'm gettin' harder than Chinese algebra."

  • "Oh I don't mind going to weddings, just as long as it's not my own..."

  • "And i'm glad that you're gone, but i wish to the lord that you'd come home."

  • "I'm not weird about it or anything (Masturbating in this instance). I don't tie myself up first or anything."

  • "Let me fall out of the window with confetti in my hair" Deal out jacks are better on a blanket by the stairs, I'd tell you all my secrets but I'll lie about my past, So send me off to bed forevermore."

  • "Never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead."

  • "I want to thank you all for being here tonight; it'd be mighty strange here tonight if nobody showed up."

  • "Wake me up in my dreams."

  • "It takes much more than just wild courage Or you'll hit just the tattered clouds you must have just the right bullets And the first one's always free."

  • "The sky turned black and bruised and we had months of heavy rain."

  • "If you've lost all hope/If you've lost all your faith I know you can be cared for/I know you can be safe And all of the shamefuls/And all of the whores And even the soldier who pierced the side of the Lord Is down there by the train."

  • "Broken umbrellas like dead birds; steam comes out of the grill like the whole God-damn town is ready to blow."

  • "...If you want a taste of madness, you'll have to wait in line. You'll probably see someone you know on Heartattack and Vine."

  • "And the moon's teeth-marks are on the sky, Like a tarp thrown all over this."

  • "The cat'll sleep in the mailbox and we'll never go to town, till we bury every dream in the cold cold ground."

  • "Crawlin' down Cahuenga on a broken set of legs..."

  • "And it is such a sad old feeling, All the fields are soft and green. And it's memories that I'm stealing, But you're innocent when you dream."

  • "The piano is fire wood, Times Square is a dream."

  • "Won't you tell me, brave captain why are the wicked, so strong, how can the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on."

  • "I know a girl, she been married so many times, she got rice marks all over her face."

  • "Well, I don't mind working cause I used to be jerking off most of the time, in bars."

  • "I lost my St. Christopher now that I've kissed her."

  • "I'm reliable sources, I'll tell ya anything you want me to know."

  • "My friends think I'm ugly, I gotta masculine face."

  • "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."

  • "And when they pulled her from the wreck, you know she still had on her shades."

  • "It's harder to get rid of than tattoos."

  • "I don't need no make-up, i got real scars, i got hair on my chest, i look good without a shirt."

  • "'Cause there's nothin' strange About an axe with bloodstains in the barn. There's always some killin' You got to do around the farm."

  • "There's nothing wrong with her that a hundred Dollar's can't fix."

  • "... while making feet for children's shoes ..."

  • "They take apart their nightmares and they leave 'em by the door."

  • "They all come from nice families, but somewhere along the line they picked up ways that just aren't RIGHT."

  • "and the things you can't remember tell the things you can't forget that history puts a saint in every dream."

  • "You can tell me that it's gospel but I know that it's only church."

  • "Matilda asks the sailors `are those dreams or are those prayers?'"

  • "I've got a bottle for a trumpet, a hatbox for a drum..."

  • "The Moon ain't romantic. It's intimidating as Hell."

  • "I did my time in the jail of your arms."

  • "And I floated down stream on an old dead tree."

  • "Cross my wooden leg, swear on my glass eye."

  • "Dig your fingers in the ground. Toss and heave the world around."

  • "She was sharp as a razor and soft as a prayer."

  • "And the earth died screaming As I lay dreaming."

  • "It's new, it's improved, it's old fashioned."

  • "The moon was sharp enough to draw blood from a stone."

  • "One look in his eyes... and everyone denies... ever having met him."

  • "Even jesus wanted just a little more time, when he was walkin' Spanish down the hall."

  • "The rooms, they smell like diesel, and you take on the dreams of the ones that have slept there."

  • "I'll take a rusty nail, scratch your initials in my arm..."

  • "I thought I heard a saxophone, I'm drunk on the moon."

  • "Romeo is bleeding, but not so as you'd notice."

  • "Broadway's like a serpent spewing shiny top-down cars."

  • "I stay in a place called 'Rooms'... There's a whole chain of them."

  • "I've lost my equilibrium, my car keys and my pride."

  • "It's hard to believe that the same moon shining down on this Chinatown fair could shine down on Illinois and find you there... I love you baby."

  • "Tom do this, Tom do that, Tom...don't do that."

  • "I'm gonna make like a bakery delivery truck and haul buns."

  • "I'll ride upon a field mouse, I was dancin' in the slaughterhouse."

  • "I'd like to go drowning, but the ocean doesn't want me today."

  • "The monkey rode a blade on an overhead fan."

  • "Will you sell me one of those if I shave my head."

  • "Well I fell in love with a Gun Street Girl!"

  • "Blew a hole in the hood of a yellow Corvette."

  • "...Well I hear that it pays well. How do your pistol and your Bible and your sleeping pills go?"

  • "Well pale face said to the eyeball kid She just goes clank and boom and steam."

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Is Steve Jobs, the REAL Dorian Gray!?

A friend told me about this post on Boing Boing Gadgets that I simply just had to read. It's pretty hilarious and the Dorian Gray comparisons of Steve Jobs weight/figure to iPod's weight/figure is a trip! I just extracted a portion of the original post here and linked to the original post below the title.


Inside Steve's Brain Slices: Marvin Battelle on the Thinness of Mac

"....Let's talk about Steve Jobs. I know many of you are concerned by his weight loss. Over the course of a year, Steve Jobs has gone from the robust picture of what you might call "health" to a ghastly, reptiloid skeleton. His skin is translucent. His eyes insanely bulge from sepulchral hollows bored in a fleshless brainpan, underlined by a yellowing rictus that only stops chattering long enough to shout "BOOM!" with a puff of dust.

Is he sick, you wonder? Jobs had cancer, after all. Maybe it came back? Under a blanket in their grandmother's basements, the Cult of Mac flaps their hands around their heads, mascara streaking down their filthy cheeks as they lift their voice up to a shrill falsetto: "Leave Steve Jobs alone!" The internet divides itself into camps: in one corner, those morbidly fascinated by the prospect of a Fortune 500 tech company being driven by a voodoo-resurrected skeleton. The rest, equally fascinated mingers who pretend that they are somehow above the ghoulish delectability of speculating about a man who seems in the midst of the slow process of teleporting himself to Flatland.

But let me ask you a question: did it ever occur to you that Steve Jobs' growing emaciation and Apple's insane obsession with thinness were linked? That we may all, in fact, be witnessing a Dorian Gray scenario, in which the corporeality of one man is ineffably linked with his own insane philosophical ideal? That the thinner Nano, the thinner MacBooks, the contemptuous dumping of the "fat" iPod Classic have their avatar in the chattering skeleton remote-controlled by Imagineers at every Apple press event? A man who has boasted for years of a caloric intake in the negative? A galvanic leader of men who once — by his mocking repetition of the phrase "You're fat, fatty" over and over and over again — reduced no less a personage than Carrot Top to hysterical tears?

In short, hasn't it ever occurred to you that Steve Jobs is getting thinner at the exact same rate as Apple's products?

BOOM! Oh man. Do you feel that? That sense of cosmic rightness, of understanding the whole universe, of seeing the nebulous weave between all things, like 1,500 milligrams of dextromethorphan plunged right through your trephinated shunt? No, don't struggle: just ride it out, my little poppies. Let it wash all over you. Isn't it wonderful? I feel like this all the time."

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Ever Quotable Sir Oscar Wilde

Sir Oscar Wilde, how ever so quotable he is. His words have a magical way about them.They are full of wit and quip. It is quite a talent for one who has passed away 108 years ago, God rest his mighty soul, to leave behind such amazing words and phrases that stand the test of time and are still quite relevant today. I do hope you enjoy my extractions for I feel they are rather humorous, entertaining, truthful, sad and above all inspiring.

May these words bring worlds to you.


- The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.

- Those who are faithful know only the pleasures of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.

- She behaves as if she was beautiful. Most American women do. It is the secret of their charm.

- Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

- I can resist everything except temptation.

- It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

- History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

- I prefer women with a past. They're always so deemed amusing to talk to.

- Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

- Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.

- Moderation is a fatal thing, Lady Hunstanton. Nothing succeeds like excess.

- Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.

- In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing.

- Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

- Somehow or other I'll be famous, and if not famous, I'll be notorious.

- Over the piano was printed a notice: Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.

- To be great is to be misunderstood.

- A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

- A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

- And, after all, what is a fashion? From the artistic point of view, it is usually a form of ugliness
so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

- All art is immoral.

- It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

- Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

- No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

- Art persists, it timelessly continues.

- Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

- Truth, in the matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.

- Oh! journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read.

- The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.

- It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection; through art and
art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.

- As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is
looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

- There is no sin except stupidity.

- Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty.

- There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

- No artist desires to prove anything. Even things that are true can be proved.

- All art is at once surface and symbol.

- It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

- All bad art is the result of good intentions.

- There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

- Conscience and cowardice are really the same things.

- A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

- Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know.

- The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

- Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

- Genius lasts longer than beauty.

- If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.

- The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

- He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.

- The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.

- It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is
the visible, not the invisible.

- Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation.

- The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray…

- Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

- Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

- Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly.

- When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others.

- People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves.

- The people who love only once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failure.

- Punctuality is the thief of time.

- There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

- Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

- To be in love is to surpass one's self.

- The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

- Conscience makes egotists of us all.

- It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

- You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.

- Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner.

- I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

- Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects.

- A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.

- Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved.

- To be popular one must be a mediocrity.

- To define is to limit.

- A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.

- To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

- The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

- Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.

- I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.

- My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.

- Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

- My own business always bores me to death. I prefer other people's.

- We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

- In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

- What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

- What a pity that in life we only get our lessons when they are of no use to us.

- Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time
that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

- The English are always degrading truths into facts. When a truth becomes a fact it loses all its intellectual value.

- It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.

- In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are
written by the public and read by nobody.

- Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.

- Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.

- To be really medieval one should have no body. To be really modern one should have no soul.
To be really Greek one should have no clothes.

- Those whom the gods love grow young.

- Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

- Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.

- If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.

- Only the shallow know themselves.

- In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.

- The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.

- To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.

- I am always astonishing myself. It is the only thing that makes life worth living.

- I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it simply a tragedy.

- The growing influence of women is the one reassuring thing in our political life.

- Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.

- The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her if she is pretty and to someone else if she is plain.

- To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

- All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

- The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

- In married life, three is company, and two is none.

- Of course the music is a great difficulty. You see, if one plays good music,
people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

- It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't.
More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read.

- I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing.

- No gentleman ever has any money.

- I hope you're not leading a double life, pretending to be wicked while
being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.

- If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being immensely over-educated.

- Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs.
One must eat muffins quite calmly, it is the only way to eat them.

- Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can’t get into it do that.

- Science can never grapple with the irrational. That is why it has no future before it, in this world.

- Even you are not rich enough, Sir Robert, to buy back your past. No man is.

- I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

- Sooner or later we have all to pay for what we do.

- Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.

- All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All lives, save loveless lives, true Love should pardon.

- Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.

- The only possible society is oneself.

- My dear father, when one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people's time, not one's own.

- High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the
bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

- Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

- Charity creates a multitude of sins.

- Closed eyes listen, afraid to see on their own. Easily influenced and simply conformed.

- Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

- Now art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic.

- The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes.
Change is the one quality we can predicate of it.

- I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.

- It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little.

- The supreme vice is shallowness.

- Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Great quotes from "Howl' by Allen Ginsberg

Arguably one of the greatest, moving and thought provoking poems that has ever been written must be "Howl" from the tireless and timeless mind of Mr. Allen Ginsberg. Below I have just extracted many lines and phrases that I personally adore. I hope you find intrigue and inspiration by these words just as I have.

Part I

• I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness

• Looking for an angry fix

• Hollow-eyed and high

• Windows of the skull

• Radiant cool eyes hallucinating

• Listening to the Terror through the wall

• With dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol

• Brain all drained of brilliance in the drear light of

• Crack of doom

• Hydrogen jukebox

• With brilliant eyes

• Bone-grind-ings

• Seeking visionary Indian angels

• Seeking jazz or sex or soup

• A hopeless task

• The narcotic tobacco haze of Capitalism

• Trembling before the machinery of other skeletons

• To open to a room full of steam heat and opium

• Their heads shall be crowned with laurel in oblivion

• Who retired to Mexico to cultivate a habit

• Nothing but a hopeful little bit of hallucination

Part II

• In modern English usage, "Moloch" can refer derivatively to any person or thing which demands or requires costly sacrifices.

• Moloch is the biblical idol in Leviticus to whom the Canaanites sacrificed children.

• Moloch is also the name of an industrial, demon-like figure in Fritz Lang's Metropolis

• Moloch whose mind is pure machinery!

• Moloch whose ear is a smoking tomb!

• Moloch whose eyes are a thousand blind windows!

• Moloch who entered my soul early!

• Moloch in whom I am a consciousness without a body!

• Moloch who frightened me out of my natural ecstasy!

• Invincible mad houses!

• Visions! omens! hallucinations! miracles! ecstasies!

gone down the American river!

• Dreams! adoration's! illuminations! religions! the whole

boatload of sensitive bullshit!

• Highs! Epiphanies! Despairs!

• They saw it all!

The wild eyes! the holy yells! They bade farewell!

They jumped off the roof! to solitude! waving!

carrying flowers! Down to the river! into the street!

Part III

• The soul is innocent and immortal it should never die ungodly in an armed madhouse

• Where fifty more shocks will never return your soul to its body again from its pilgrimage to a cross in the void


• The madman is holy as you my soul are holy!

• Holy the hallucinations

• Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul!