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The neuro-biology of playing a musical instrument is completely scientific, but it’s also an absolute miracle, that you’re taking basically a calcium bucket filled with salt-water that’s run by a weak electrical signal, and you’re using it to move your flesh around in order to manipulate an instrument which disturbs air molecules between you and the listener, and then the listener’s ears picks up those disturbed air molecules which generates a weak electrical signal to their calcium bucket full of salt water, and they feel a feeling. That’s miraculous, and that’s where I live,”
~Bob Brozman, RIP

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“Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”

~Will Rogers

 

I had heard this one before, but recently saw Jon Stewart quote it during his recent appearance on Fox News Sunday.

 

Please FOX, don’t have them take down the video.

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“We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.”
— John Waters

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“The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day. That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.”

~David Foster Wallace, commencement speech for Kenyon College

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You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”
~George Bernard Shaw

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It is a small part of life we really live. Indeed all the rest is not life but merely time.
~Seneca the Younger

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That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.

~Aldous Huxley

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