Ten Random Quotes
"The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture."
"Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead."
"It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites - opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties. Where there is no polarity - where energies flow smoothly in one direction - there will be much doing but no music."
"By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired."
"On a good night, I get underwear, bras, and hotel-room keys thrown onstage... You start to think that you're Tom Jones."
"Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced."
"My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle."
"As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!"
"One sign of maturity is the ability to be comfortable with people who are not like us."
"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos."
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