Tuesday, April 13, 2010

quote/unquote ...

“Everything flows, nothing remains.”
---- Heraclitus (circa 500 B.C.)

“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”
-- George Orwell (1903-1950)

“We were fighting what was an obvious, difficult, never-ending and probably impossible struggle to shoot arrows at this oncoming juggernaut of what was a corporate machine that was going to sweep us away and turn this whole culture into nothing more than a karaoke playground. . . . In an authentic world failure is something you embrace. It’s almost a noble pursuit. I come from that world – it supported me in creating the punk aesthetic.”
--- Malcolm McLaren (pictured), from an interview in Roger magazine quoted in McLaren's obit in the Wall Street Journal last week, about his role as the manager of the Sex Pistols.

“I don’t particularly like the gringo people. They are boring and they all have faces like un-baked rolls.”
--- Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist during a 1930 trip to New York City

“A perfect walk is one in which you get lost, yet return.”
--- Geoff Nicholson, author of “The Lost Art of Walking”

(Editor's note: quote/unquote is compiled in St. Louis by Wilson, who celebrates his birthday tomorrow.)

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