"If you are not teaching to a child's soul, you're wasting your time."
"Transparency is the enemy of accumulated authority."
"Maybe we can push it into obscurity, or at least abstraction."
"Love is bigger than a bread box."
"The word normal and him don't often collide in the same sentence."
--from the movie Tin Cup
"The world can only be known as it exists in men's hearts..." --Cormac McCarthy
"We live in strange times. We also live in strange places, each in a universe of our own. The people with whom we populate our universe are the shadows of whole other universes intersecting with our own." --Douglas Adams
Religion is a defense against religious experience." --Carl Jung
"The image of God is the ultimate barrier to experiencing God." --Joseph Campbell
"All things are metaphors. --Guerte
"Mr. Walker, you haven't got a stroke, you've got a turtle." --Barbara Kingsolver, Prodigal Summer
"They tried to breed mules and made asses of themselves." --Amy Tan, 100 Secret Senses
"God does not need to punish us, he just grants us a life long enough to punish ourselves." --Barbara Kingsolver, Poisonwood Bible
"Illusions mistaken for truths are the pavements under our feet. We call it civilization." --Barbara Kingsolver, Poisonwood Bible
"...somewhere amoungst the frenzy of information noise that daily rattled the lives of men, he thought he might have heard a few notes that denoted the movement of gods..." --Douglas Adams
"...a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants..." --Chuckles the Clown (Mary Tyler More Show)
"There is a condescension on the part of the infinite to the mind of man. That is what looks like God." --Joseph Campbell
"... a little nonesense now and then; relished by the wisest men ..." --Willie Wonka
"... No Matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up." --Lilly Tomlin
It is frequently remarked that all of the "successful artists look like business-men." The fact is, they are shrewd, politically sensitive, and tough business-men who dabble in painting. Of good intelligence and fair insight, a spark of creative revolt can scarcely be found in the entire lot. They are merely competent people equally at home and able in any field they might enter. But they all know who they are painting for and why, and it is not for the edification for the mind and soul. --Clyfford Still
People had no tolerance for your particular hardship unless you knew how to entertain them with it. --Don Delillo, White Noise