Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don't have many illusions about this, but I'm not cynical about it.
I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks... or lay down on a couch, and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries. Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don't bother about sentences, in sections of two, three or four lines each.
I read On the Road in maybe 1959. It changed my life like it changed everyone else's.
The struggle is to synchronize the potential being with the actual being, to make a fruitful liaison between the man of yesterday and the man of tomorrow.
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.
Weekends are a bit like rainbows they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.
Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.
John Andrew Holmes
Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
H W Arnold
The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.
I look for good possibilities in movies. I don't look for perfection.
The worst nightmare I ever had about Vietnam was that I had to go back. I woke up in a sweat, in total terror.
You still don't know what you do well.
We can be the generation that no longer accepts that an accident of latitude determines whether a child lives or dies. But will we be that generation?
The UN Declaration of Human Rights laid down what any person might reasonably expect, yet there are remarkably few people who enjoy these rights. With cameras in the hands of activists and meaningful distribution of those images, we will witness what really goes on in this world and hopefully want to change it.
Great sex is great, but bad sex is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Morpheus You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.
I never had to choose a subject my subject rather chose me.
It's not because my mind is made up that I don't want you to confuse me with any more facts. It's because my mind isn't made up. I already have more facts than I can cope with.
The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain.
Sir T Wyatt
While you are away, movie stars are taking your women. Robert Redford is dating your girlfriend, Tom Selleck is kissing your lady, Bart Simpson is making love to your wife.
Iraqi radio announcer Baghdad Betty
Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.