Tuesday, 8 June 2010

well they said that

In our sound bite culture I wonder if those people who are movie stars, actors,athletes, comedians and musicians have any fibre or depth.
The equivalents that i grew up with all had something to say aside from their obvious gifts. Perhaps they were more rounded, perhaps it was a reflection of independent thought, who knows? But talent and depth seemed to go hand in hand.
I would be interested if the modern versions (although I should say pale imitations) of the following people have anything to say that involves heart, soul or insight.

I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
Muhammad Ali

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Bruce Lee

Let us come together before we're annihilated.
Stevie Wonder

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen

It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
Al Pacino

As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people.
Bill Hicks

War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate.
Marvin Gaye

There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them.
Louis Armstrong

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
John Lennon

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
Michael Jackson

Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.

They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Charlie Parker

If you look at yourself as a star, you've already lost something in the portrayal of any human being.
Gene Hackman

 I'm for human lib, the liberation of all people, not just black people or female people or gay people.
Richard Pryor

1 comment:

  1. The mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work if it isn't open.
    Frank Zappa.


having said that;