5 from laurie anderson

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~Paradise is exactly like where you are right now… only much, much better.

~Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.

~As a New Yorker, I’m someone who lives on an island and looks across to America.

~Why do you have to translate and decode things? Just let the image be. It will have a special kind of reality that it won’t once it’s decoded.

~I’m not usually where I think I am. It’s kind of spooky.

5 from noël coward

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~I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

~People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That is what’s wrong with it.

~I’m not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.

~We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we?

~I’ve over-educated myself in all the things I shouldn’t have known at all.

5 from chuck palahniuk

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~Masochism is a valuable job skill.

~What we don’t understand we can make mean anything.

~If you don’t know what you want, you end up with a lot you don’t.

~When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?

~Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.

[photo: tim labarge]

 

5 from paul klee

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~There is no substitute for intuition.

~Art does not reflect what is seen. Rather it makes the hidden visible.

~Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.

~See with one eye, feel with the other.

~All the things an artist must be: poet, explorer of nature, philosopher!

 

5 from willa cather

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~The end is nothing, the road is all.

~There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.

~The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.

~The fact that I was born a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.

~I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.

5 from john cage

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~I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.

~Every something is an echo of nothing.

~It is not irritating to be where one is. It is only irritating to think one would like to be somewhere else.

~Try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.

~Everyone is in the best seat.

[photo: henning loehner]