Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence
Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.
“The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.”
Skrillex: “My music doesn’t really fit into what people think of as ‘pop music,’ and it’s not made for the radio. It’s made for the shows.”
Marlow Stern interviews the divisive dubstep DJ on the Beast today and learns he thinks the tumblr Girls That Look Like Skrillex—featuring young emo girls mimicking his signature hairstyle—is “hilarious.”
“I dont think I’ll ever have enough confidence. I’m never satisfied with anything I do.” - Barbra Streisand
I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.
“I was hysterical. That was the trouble. I was jealous of anyone she had anything to do with. I demanded absolute trust from her, because I wasn’t trustworthy myself. I was neurotic, taking all my frustrations out on her. She did leave me once. That was terrible. I couldn’t stand being without her.” - John Lennon on his relationship with Cynthia
Bill Murray on Gilda Radner:
“Gilda got married and went away. None of us saw her anymore. There was one good thing: Laraine had a party one night, a great party at her house. And I ended up being the disk jockey. She just had forty-fives, and not that many, so you really had to work the music end of it. There was a collection of like the funniest people in the world at this party. Somehow Sam Kinison sticks in my brain. The whole Monty Python group was there, most of us from the show, a lot of other funny people, and Gilda. Gilda showed up and she’d already had cancer and gone into remission and then had it again, I guess. Anyway she was slim. We hadn’t seen her in a long time. And she started doing, “I’ve got to go,” and she was just going to leave, and I was like, “Going to leave?” It felt like she was going to really leave forever.
So we started carrying her around, in a way that we could only do with her. We carried her up and down the stairs, around the house, repeatedly, for a long time, until I was exhausted. Then Danny did it for a while. Then I did it again. We just kept carrying her; we did it in teams. We kept carrying her around, but like upside down, every which way—over your shoulder and under your arm, carrying her like luggage. And that went on for more than an hour—maybe an hour and a half—just carrying her around and saying, “She’s leaving! This could be it! Now come on, this could be the last time we see her. Gilda’s leaving, and remember that she was very sick—hello?”
We worked all aspects of it, but it started with just, “She’s leaving, I don’t know if you’ve said good-bye to her.” And we said good-bye to the same people ten, twenty times, you know.
And because these people were really funny, every person we’d drag her up to would just do like five minutes on her, with Gilda upside down in this sort of tortured position, which she absolutely loved. She was laughing so hard we could have lost her right then and there.
It was just one of the best parties I’ve ever been to in my life. I’ll always remember it. It was the last time I saw her.”
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.
American psyche can be easily manipulated when they hear that there are ‘mistakes’ done and now we are ‘fixing it.’
Advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before his interview with Barbara Walters
(information leaked by hack-tivist group Anonymous)
As long as I can do my work and continue to enjoy myself working on words … I feel fulfilled. My body causes me trouble when I cross the room, but when I am sitting down writing, I am in my heaven — my old heaven. I began writing when I was 12, I don’t think very well. But I’ve been doing it my whole life. It’s been the center of my life with loves and children, but writing is something I have that not everyone has that I adore.
A year ago, Ohio ranked 48th in job creation. We trailed only Michigan and California in lost jobs – Michigan, the home of the auto industry that was devastated, and California, of course, filled by a bunch of wackadoodles.