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Dizzy Dean

You were attracted by the graceful rhythm of his pitching motion; the long majestic sweep of his arm as he let the ball fly, the poised alertness after the pitch. That was what counted and you knew it when batter after batter swung ineptly at pitches they couldn’t even see.

Norman Cousins

Dizzy Dean

You were attracted by the graceful rhythm of his pitching motion; the long majestic sweep of his arm as he let the ball fly, the poised alertness after the pitch. That was what counted and you knew it when batter after batter swung ineptly at pitches they couldn’t even see.

Norman Cousins

Peter Grant x Robert Plant x John Paul Jones

When Zeppelin trashed a Seattle hotel room, Grant had to pay the manager for damages in cash. The manager said: “I’d love to be able to do that - just wreck a hotel room and get away with it.” Grant took out $5,000 in dollar bills and said: “Here, have one on me.” The manager smashed up the room of his choice.

Chris Welch

Peter Grant x Robert Plant x John Paul Jones

When Zeppelin trashed a Seattle hotel room, Grant had to pay the manager for damages in cash. The manager said: “I’d love to be able to do that - just wreck a hotel room and get away with it.” Grant took out $5,000 in dollar bills and said: “Here, have one on me.” The manager smashed up the room of his choice.

Chris Welch

Hüsker Dü
Was this your celebrated summer? 
Was that your celebrated summer? Then the sun disintegrates between a wall of clouds I summer where I winter at, and no one is allowed there
Husker Du - Celebrated Summer

Hüsker Dü

Was this your celebrated summer? 

Was that your celebrated summer? 

Then the sun disintegrates between a wall of clouds 
I summer where I winter at, and no one is allowed there

Husker Du - Celebrated Summer

Joseph Heller
“Do you know how long a year takes when it’s going away?’ Dunbar repeated to Clevinger. ‘This long.’ He snapped his fingers. ‘A second ago you were stepping into college with your lungs full of fresh air. Today you’re an old man.’
'Old?' asked Clevinger with surprise. 'What are you talking about?'
'Old.'
'I'm not old.'
'You're inches away from death every time you go on a mission. How much older can you be at your age? A half minute before that you were stepping into high school, and an unhooked brassiere was as close as you ever hoped to get to Paradise. Only a fifth of a second before that you were a small kid with a ten-week summer vacation that lasted a hundred thousand years and still ended too soon. Zip! They go rocketing by so fast. How the hell else are you ever going to slow down?' Dunbar was almost angry when he finished.
'Well, maybe it is true,' Clevinger conceded unwillingly in a subdued tone. 'Maybe a long life does have to be filled with many unpleasant conditions if it's to seem long. But in that event, who wants one?'
'I do,' Dunbar told him.
'Why?' Clevinger asked.
'What else is there?”

Joseph Heller

“Do you know how long a year takes when it’s going away?’ Dunbar repeated to Clevinger. ‘This long.’ He snapped his fingers. ‘A second ago you were stepping into college with your lungs full of fresh air. Today you’re an old man.’

'Old?' asked Clevinger with surprise. 'What are you talking about?'

'Old.'

'I'm not old.'

'You're inches away from death every time you go on a mission. How much older can you be at your age? A half minute before that you were stepping into high school, and an unhooked brassiere was as close as you ever hoped to get to Paradise. Only a fifth of a second before that you were a small kid with a ten-week summer vacation that lasted a hundred thousand years and still ended too soon. Zip! They go rocketing by so fast. How the hell else are you ever going to slow down?' Dunbar was almost angry when he finished.

'Well, maybe it is true,' Clevinger conceded unwillingly in a subdued tone. 'Maybe a long life does have to be filled with many unpleasant conditions if it's to seem long. But in that event, who wants one?'

'I do,' Dunbar told him.

'Why?' Clevinger asked.

'What else is there?”

John Muir
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.

John Muir

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.

Rickey Henderson

He has a strike zone the size of Hitler’s heart.

Jim Murray

Rickey Henderson

He has a strike zone the size of Hitler’s heart.

Jim Murray

Tex Avery

Above all, he steered the Warner Bros. house style away from Disney-esque sentimentality and made cartoons that appealed equally to adults, who appreciated Avery’s speed, sarcasm, and irony, and to kids, who liked the nonstop action. Disney’s “cute and cuddly” creatures, under Avery’s guidance, were transformed into unflappable wits like Bugs Bunny, endearing buffoons like Porky Pig, or dazzling crazies like Daffy Duck. Even the classic fairy tale, a market that Disney had cornered, was appropriated by Avery, who made innocent heroines like Red Riding Hood into sexy jazz babes, more than a match for any Wolf. Avery also endeared himself to intellectuals by constantly breaking through the artifice of the cartoon, having characters leap out of the end credits, loudly object to the plot of the cartoon they were starring in, or speak directly to the audience. Such unheard-of techniques pegged Avery as a modernist and suggested his affinity with Pirandello and Brecht – not bad for a rowdy boy from Texas.

Gary Morris

Tex Avery

Above all, he steered the Warner Bros. house style away from Disney-esque sentimentality and made cartoons that appealed equally to adults, who appreciated Avery’s speed, sarcasm, and irony, and to kids, who liked the nonstop action. Disney’s “cute and cuddly” creatures, under Avery’s guidance, were transformed into unflappable wits like Bugs Bunny, endearing buffoons like Porky Pig, or dazzling crazies like Daffy Duck. Even the classic fairy tale, a market that Disney had cornered, was appropriated by Avery, who made innocent heroines like Red Riding Hood into sexy jazz babes, more than a match for any Wolf. Avery also endeared himself to intellectuals by constantly breaking through the artifice of the cartoon, having characters leap out of the end credits, loudly object to the plot of the cartoon they were starring in, or speak directly to the audience. Such unheard-of techniques pegged Avery as a modernist and suggested his affinity with Pirandello and Brecht – not bad for a rowdy boy from Texas.

Gary Morris

Maurice Sendak
I believe there is no part of our lives, our adult as well as child life, when we’re not fantasizing, but we prefer to relegate fantasy to children, as though it were some tomfoolery only fit for the immature minds of the young. Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.

Maurice Sendak

I believe there is no part of our lives, our adult as well as child life, when we’re not fantasizing, but we prefer to relegate fantasy to children, as though it were some tomfoolery only fit for the immature minds of the young. Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.

TV On The Radio
And it’s been a while since we went wild and that’s all fineBut we’re sleepwalking through this trialAnd it’s really a crime it’s really a crime it’s really a crimeIt’s really criminalWe’re just busy tempting, like fate’s on the nodRunning on empty, bourbon and godIt’s been a while since we knew the wayAnd it’s been even longer since our plastic priest classHad a goddamned thing to sayI was a lover before this war
TV On The Radio - I Was A Lover

TV On The Radio

And it’s been a while since we went wild and that’s all fine
But we’re sleepwalking through this trial
And it’s really a crime it’s really a crime it’s really a crime
It’s really criminal

We’re just busy tempting, like fate’s on the nod
Running on empty, bourbon and god
It’s been a while since we knew the way
And it’s been even longer since our plastic priest class
Had a goddamned thing to say

I was a lover before this war

TV On The Radio - I Was A Lover

Sid Hatfield
I’ve met Mr. Felts. I wouldn’t piss on him if his heart was on fire.

Sid Hatfield

I’ve met Mr. Felts. I wouldn’t piss on him if his heart was on fire.

Benjamin Booker
Even though computers are taking up my timeEven though there’s satellites roaming in spaceEven though my phone predicts the weatherI still can’t have you
The future is slow coming…
Benjamin Booker - Slow Coming

Benjamin Booker

Even though computers are taking up my time
Even though there’s satellites roaming in space
Even though my phone predicts the weather
I still can’t have you

The future is slow coming…

Benjamin Booker - Slow Coming

Sam Cooke
There been times when I thoughtI couldn’t last for longBut now I think I’m able to carry onIt’s been a long time comingBut I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

Sam Cooke


There been times when I thought
I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able
to carry on
It’s been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

Loren Eiseley
If it should turn out that we have mishandled our own lives as several civilizations before us have done, it seems a pity that we should involve the violet and the tree frog in our departure.

Loren Eiseley

If it should turn out that we have mishandled our own lives as several civilizations before us have done, it seems a pity that we should involve the violet and the tree frog in our departure.

Quanah Parker

Not only did Quanah pass within the span of a single lifetime from a Stone Age warrior to a statesman in the age of the Industrial Revolution, but he accepted the challenge and responsibility of leading the whole Comanche tribe on the difficult road toward their new existence.

Bill Neely

Quanah Parker

Not only did Quanah pass within the span of a single lifetime from a Stone Age warrior to a statesman in the age of the Industrial Revolution, but he accepted the challenge and responsibility of leading the whole Comanche tribe on the difficult road toward their new existence.

Bill Neely

William Morris
I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.

William Morris

I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.

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