Saturday, January 31, 2009

"A pretty girl is like a violent crime; if you do it wrong you could do time."
Magnetic Fields - A Pretty Girl is Like

Friday, January 30, 2009

The questions that we ask ourselves become more aggressive when we are not tethered to our responsibilities.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

"Being too cautious is the greatest risk of all."
- Jawaharlal Nehru, spotted in Olya's email signature line

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"...and just how far do you think you might be goin' mister?" He said "baby that all depends on uh, what you mean. Cuz I'm only stopping here tonight cuz I gotta get myself some gasoline. And I guess I'm goin' out thataway. Leastwise as long as it's paved and I guess you'd say I'm on my way to, Burma Shave." She said "that's cool." "Why don't you put your knees up on the glove compartment?" Well she took out her barretts and man, her hair spilled out just like root beer. And she popped her gum and she arched her back and She said "Man, this little town don't amount to nothing. It's just a wide spot in the road. Some nights my heart pounds like thunder and I don't know why but I wanna explode and everybody in this stinkin' town has got one foot in the grave. and I'm gonna take my chances with you tonight, all the way to Burma Shave..."

Tom Waits from live performance of Pasties and a G String/Burma Shave
"Don't tell them that you have no experience. Tell them that you don't have a problem doing it... It's not lying."
-IT Recruiter
"She had nothing in this world but her two hands and her crazy love for Jesus, who seemed, for his part, never to have heard of her."
- Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"I kill time only when I'm wedged in by it on all sides."
- Michael Guista from the story "Filling the Space Between Us."
Fast and redundant data-link connectivity is no help if your routing tables are shot!
-Tom Lammle CCENT Study Guide

Monday, January 26, 2009

"I'm looking out for rain with every grain of hope I sow."
- Laura Cantrell, heard through my headphones on the F train

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Prerequisite for growth: The relentless commitment to the TRUTH about REALITY.
- inspirational tearout, unknown
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Simone Weil