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April 28, 2001

“And with one click of the mouse I was gently nudged from my surly groove. I was inspired.”
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“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“The creative person finds himself in a state of turmoil, restlessness, emptiness, and unbearable frustration unless he expresses his inner life in some creative way.”
Silvano Arieti
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“Living in a constant chase after gain compels people to expend their spirit to the point of exhaustion.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
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April 23, 2001

“Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.”
Danny Kaye
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“I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.”
James Thurber
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“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”
Lily Tomlin
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“I chose not to take the standard options in my business--going to Vegas and singing your great hits, if you’re lucky, or going to hell, which is where Elvis went.”
John Lennon
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April 19, 2001

“[Jakob] Neilsen has single-handedly unleashed his bland vision of the web and allowed untold acolytes to implement this misguided approach into personal pages that have all the prosaic joy of a McDonald’s Happy Meal.”
Ed Champion, BlogYou!
(More like this in: Insults, Web and Blogs) .:link:.
“We’re all stuck here. We have no choice. We are logging automata - forced by the web to prostitute our writing skills day in and day out until we die. We shall write until we drop. Then we shall be boiled down into a black unctious liquid and people will use us for ink.”
(More like this in: Web and Blogs, Writing) .:link:.
“Be a genius, not a stomper of ants.”
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“If you’re trying to be popular, you will probably fail, and you will never be satisfied with the success you do manage to achieve. If you simply do work that pleases you, there’s a good chance somebody else will like it, too.”
Jeffrey Zeldman
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April 16, 2001

“I just think we’ve been using the wrong metric all along when it comes to the Internet. It’s not necessarily about sales. It’s about communicating with your customer.”
Gerald Storch, Vice Chairman, Target Corp.
(More like this in: Business, Internet) .:link:.
“You’ve got to keep the child alive; you can’t create without it.”
Joni Mitchell
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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Pablo Picasso
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“A creative block is the wall we erect to ward off the anxiety we suppose we’ll experience if we sit down to work.”
Eric Maisel
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April 14, 2001

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
Mark Twain
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“Okay, brain. You don’t like me, and I don’t like you, but let’s get through this thing and then I can continue killing you with beer.”
Homer Simpson
(More like this in: Wisdom) .:link:.
“If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Phoenix.”
Hunter S. Thompson
(More like this in: Hunter Thompson) .:link:.
“The Doctor is not feelin’ too good today. The Doctor was a bad boy last night. The Doctor overmedicated.”
Dr. Johnny Fever
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April 11, 2001

“If you can’t say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.”
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
Maya Angelou
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“Trousers with two legs are not a design cliche.”
John Portman
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“Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.”
W. Eugene Smith
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April 10, 2001

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.”
Abraham Lincoln
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“Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man.”
Paul Gray
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“Cats have it all - admiration and an endless sleep and company only when they want it.”
Rod McKuen
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“I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass in a museum.”
Vincent van Gogh
(More like this in: Art, Van Gogh) .:link:.

April 08, 2001

“I love welcoming the young stars into show business because it reminds me of my own death.”
Steve Martin
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“If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter’, then by all means paint, boy, and that voice will be silenced.”
Henri Matisse
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“For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier ... I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.”
Steven Wright
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“I’ve coughed up scarier stuff than that!”
Grandpa Simpson
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April 07, 2001

“The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.”
H. L. Mencken
(More like this in: H L Mencken) .:link:.
“I’m not smart enough to lie.”
Ronald Reagan
(More like this in: Politics and Government) .:link:.
“I always figured the American public wanted a solemn ass for president, so I went along with them.”
Calvin Coolidge
“I’m very uncomfortable with the idea of vaginas. They bother me in the way that spiders bother some people.”
Boy George
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April 06, 2001

“God gave us a penis and a brain, but only enough blood to run one at a time.”
Robin Williams
(More like this in: Witticisms) .:link:.
“I do not like broccoli and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. Now I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”
George Bush
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“Moses dragged us through the desert to the one place in the Middle East where there is no oil.”
Golda Meir
(More like this in: World Leaders) .:link:.
“Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn’t photogenic.”
Edward Weston
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April 05, 2001

“You know, if it wasn’t for my sense of humor, I would swear I was losing my mind.”
Les Nessman
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“I do not know myself how I paint it. I sit down with a white board before the spot that strikes me. I look at what is before my eyes, and say to myself, that white board must become something.”
Vincent van Gogh
(More like this in: Creativity, Inspiration, Van Gogh) .:link:.
“Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.”
Michael Pritchard
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“A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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April 04, 2001

“I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important. If they are art objects at the same time, that’s fine with me.”
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
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“When I die I want my body dumped whole into the Thames, so it can float peacefully downstream, scaring the living daylights out of countless people.’
(More like this in: Witticisms) .:link:.
“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”
P.J. O’Rourke
“Artists are the people among us who realize creation didn’t stop on the sixth day.”
Joel Peter Witkin
(More like this in: Art, Inspiration) .:link:.

April 02, 2001

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”
Aldous Huxley
(More like this in: Wisdom) .:link:.
“Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.”
Mary Ellen Kelly
(More like this in: America) .:link:.
“The object, which is back of every true work of art, is the attainment of a state of being, a state of high functioning, a more than ordinary moment of existence. In such moments activity is inevitable, and whether this activity is with brush, pen, chisel, or tongue, its result is but a by-product of the state, a trace, the footprint of the state.”
Robert Henri
(More like this in: Creativity) .:link:.

April 01, 2001

“Take clear water with grass waving at the bottom. It’s wonderful to look at, but to try to paint it is enough to make one insane.”
Claude Monet
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“Be a good craftsman; it won’t stop you being a genius.”
Renoir
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“If artists do see fields blue they are deranged, and should go to an asylum. If they only pretend to see them blue, they are criminals and should go to prison.”
Adolf Hitler
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“You should often amuse yourself when you take a walk for recreation, in watching and taking note of the attitudes and actions of men as they talk and dispute, or laugh or come to blows with one another… noting these down with rapid strokes, in a little pocket-book which you ought always to carry with you.”
Leonardo Da Vinci, who might have loved the Nikon 990 for the same reasons
(More like this in: Creativity, Inspiration) .:link:.
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