“I have insecurities of course but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.”
If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.
“The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul. ”
“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of “crackpot” than the stigma of conformity. ”
—Thomas C. Watson Sr.
“Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas if our efforts are truly appreciated.”
- The philosophy of creativity (mumbrella.com.au)
You’ve got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body’s sermon on how to behave. –Billie Holiday, jazz singer and songwriter (1915-1959)
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.
“But who is to guard the guards themselves”
“For 37 years I’ve practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius. ”
—Pablo de Sarasate
Running and songwriting share similar principles. When it doesn’t feel good, you just work through it.
- Death Cab for Cutie, “Underneath The Sycamore” [Watch] (news.radio.com)
- Death Cab For Cutie discover you can play these songs with strings on Spring tour (chromewaves.net)
”Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music.” ~ Pierce Brosnan.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Music is God’s gift to us for expressing emotion.
—Pastor Rick Warren.
Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. -Samuel Butler, poet (1612-1680)