“The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two percent of the whole population. If Americans suddenly stopped indulging, or ran out of closet space, the world would fall apart. If you ask me, that’s crazy.”
~ Bill Bryson – The Lost Continent (1990)
Even though this was written 18 years before the Global Financial Crisis, it’s rather poignant if you ask me.
‘When you get into this business, they don’t tell you you’ll get cat bones in the mail’
~ Stephen King, author of Pet Sematary
I recently read ‘Haunted Heart: the life and times of Stephen King‘ by Lisa Rogak, which, among other things, contains some brilliant quotes like the corker above.
We saw a Fritz Scholder exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York City this morning.
A couple of his quotes were quite neat:
“You must walk that tightrope between accident and discipline. Accident by itself…so what? Discipline by itself is boring. By walking that tightrope and putting down something on a canvas…coming from your guts, you have a chance of making marks that … will live longer than you.”
“I give thanks every day that I’ve been able to take my craziness and make it work for me.”
“After all those years of all kinds of abuse and crashing into trees at eighty miles an hour and jumping off buildings and living through overdoses and liver disease, I feel better now than I did ten years ago. I might have some scar tissue, but that’s all right, I’m still making progress. And when I do think, “Man, a fucking motel room with a couple of thousand dollars’ worth of narcotics would do me right,” I just look over at my dog and remember that Buster’s never seen me high.”
Anthony Kiedis – Scar Tissue (2004)
I was against buying a house, because it meant we would have a stake in capitalism, and I believed private property had a limited future…
- Mark Dapin – Sex & Money
“He comments on how amazing it is that everything in the universe can be described by the twenty-six written characters with which they have been working.”
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance