"Life's about friendships, the way you love your partner, the way you care for your children. That is what life is about. Not anything about earning
a hundred zillion dollars because you toured America more than anyone else. I want life to be about creativity."
- -- Joe Strummer, former lead singer for the Clash rock band.
The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater
it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry,
sensuality for art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The cell phone has transformed public places into giant phone-a-thons in which callers exist within narcissistic cocoons of private conversations.
Like faxes, computer modems and other modern gadgets that have clogged out lives with phony urgency, cell phones represent the 20th Century's
escalation of imaginary need. We didn't need cell phones until we had them. Clearly, cell phones cause not only a breakdown of courtesy, but the
atrophy of basic skills."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither
enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
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