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“All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination
and then works its way out. Imagination is
more important than knowledge.”
~Albert Einstein

"It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane."
~Philip K. Dick

"We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be."
~Kurt Vonnegut

SOLITUDE by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; 

Weep, and you weep alone. 

For the sad old earth must borrow it's mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own. 

Sing, and the hills will answer; 

Sigh, it is lost on the air. 

The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care. 

Rejoice, and men will seek you; 

Grieve, and they turn and go. 

They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe. 

Be glad, and your friends are many; 

Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine, 

But alone you must drink life's gall. 

Feast, and your halls are crowded; 

Fast, and the world goes by. 

Succeed and give, and it helps you live, 

But no man can help you die.

There is room in the halls of pleasure 

For a long and lordly train, 

But one by one we must all file on 

Through the narrow aisles of pain.


"Respect your efforts, respect yourself.
Self-respect leads to self-discipline.
When you have both firmly under your belt,
that's real power."
~Clint Eastwood

"We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and -- in spite of True Romance magazines -- we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely -- at least, not all the time -- but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness."
~Hunter S. Thompson

Find out what it means to me.
Take care, TCB!"
~Aretha Franklin


Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.

Some blunders and absurdities 
no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day;

begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with 
your old nonsense.

This day is all that is

good and fair. 
It is too dear,

with its hopes and invitations,

to waste a moment on yesterdays.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission
and the babysitter were worth it."

"When you are working on a script, the story itself is not difficult.
You say this would happen and then this, resulting perhaps in this.
And the dialogue you make as true as you can."

"I always like to think of it as like, I've got 'em sittin' there,
whip a little message at 'em. Whip a little moral at 'em.
Whip a little of what my view of the world is.
Because that's what every good filmmaker does.
You can't change the world. You can't cure the world.
All you can do is be like, This is it through my eyes.
Do you agree or not agree?"