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SILENCE ~ Charlie Haden & Chet Baker
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not be a house.
The brain has corridors surpassing material place."
"The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts,
and that is where all our battles should be fought."
"The best diplomat that I know
is a fully-loaded phaser bank."
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match
for a good blaster at your side, kid."
"You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend:
those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig."
—The Man With No Name
"Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist."
"Men heap together the mistakes of their lives,
and create a monster they call destiny."
“The only person you are destined to become
is the person you decide to be.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model,
but most importantly, a distant authority figure
who can never be pleased."
"What was silent in the father speaks in the son,
and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father."
"It doesn't matter who my father was;
it matters who I remember he was."
GET THAT PAPER
"Lack of money is the root of all evil."
—George Bernard Shaw
"People ask me why I'm playing in this picture.
The answer is simple: Money, dear boy."
"The mariachis would serenade,
And they would not shut up 'til they were paid."
"When you try to make the changes, you lose momentum.
Don't try. Don't think. Just listen and play what you hear."
"Don't think you are, know you are!
Stop trying to hit me and hit me!"
"Do or do not.
There is no try."
THE SINCEREST FORM
"Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the
imitation of those who we cannot resemble."
Everyone else is already taken."
"If I could play like Wynton,
I wouldn't play like Wynton."
KEEPING IT REAL
"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire
“I don't rhyme about guns I ain't shot,
hoes I ain't caught, or shit I ain't bought.”
Space Is The Place
right next to a vintage copy of Edward Dorn's
I don't know how much more authentic it's possible to get."