amazing, what comes out of people’s mouths

Summer.  Ah, summer.  And poetry assignments.  And rewrites.  And the one-act play, yet to be written, that will ostensibly have a production in November.  And the two full-lengths – one likely a musical – tugging, jumping up and down, pouting in the corner from neglect.

And another post of quotations.

Is it my fault so many people say so many great things?

“There are only three kinds of scenes: fights, seductions, and negotiations.”   ~Mike Nichols

“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, ‘.. holy shit …what a ride!’ ”   ~George Carlin

“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”  ~Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker

“A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food,
warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to
those who wield an axe to cut it down.”   ~Buddha

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”   ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.”
~Anais Nin

“Sitting a car in the rain in the middle of nowhere. Can’t decide if I’m lonely or home from the wars.”   ~John Patrick Shanley

“As human beings we are all the same. We have this marvelous intelligence, which sometimes creates problems for us, but when influenced by warm-heartedness can be very constructive. In this context we need to appreciate the value of having moral principles.”   ~Dalai Lama

“I saw a collection of stars outlined like a question mark and felt as if the universe was sending out a message.”  Jackie Delano Cummins


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