The man who invented Eskimo Pie made a million dollars, so one is told, but E.E. Cummings, whose verse has been appearing off and on for three years now, and whose experiments should not be more appalling to those interested in poetry than the experiment of surrounding ice-cream with a layer of chocolate was to those interested in soda fountains, has hardly made a dent in the doughy minds of our so-called poetry lovers
John Dos Passos
I'm for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniels. But to me religion is a deeply personal thing in which man and God go it alone together, without the witch doctor in the middle.
I once shook hands with Pat Boone and my whole right side sobered up.
This may surprise you, but I was arrested in high school.
And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero, probably whoever played percussion on that, will never have It played better than that.
I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces.
"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right." - Isaac Asimov
Originally Posted by PeterJMelb
They're like stowaways, along for a free ride.
Originally Posted by J. A.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Frederick Keonig
Speaking of e e cummings,
some pains are physical,
some are mental
the one thats both
"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else" - Emily Dickinson
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
E. E. Cummings
For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
The stigma of oddness is the price a myopic world always exacts of genius
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
(Inspired by MemphisMark)
Let us be persuaded ... to consider that the soul is immortal and capable of enduring all evil and good, and so we shall always hold to the upward way and pursue justice with wisdom. Plato
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop