QUOTES

There is such wisdom (and education) that is left to be discovered through the sputters of others. Below are some of my favorite (or personally impactful) quotes (or song lyrics) that I have come across (or devised) in my last 26 years. Enjoy and dig in (or dig in and enjoy?)!

Life is what we do between our first and last breath. ~ Loping Buzzard

I am not a number! I am a free man! ~ The Prisoner

When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed. Say something once - why say it again? ~ Talking Heads (Psycho Killer)

Why should I be afraid to die? There's no reason for it. We've got to go sometime. ~ Pink Floyd (The Great Gig In The Sky)

We are in a self-obsessed moment of mankind. Everything is marketed towards the idea of the self, but not the real self - rather, what you want people to think you are. Social media is an advertisement for the superficial extroverted self...The idea that people would spend some of their own human experience discussing the most trivial everyday experiences of somebody else's life I find strange and very sad in many ways. - Hozier

You have the freedom to release the demons kept within - yet, of course, doing so means you can't help but recognize that they are there to begin with. Understand that this maturation isn't negative. When it comes to your soul - it's about what you have, not what you had. ~ Steven Strong

The Bible is a book. It is a good book, but it is not the only book. ~ Henry Drummond (Played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind - 1960)

The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Rock ain't about gettin' loaded and acting like a jerk. Now, this is serious business here, man! We've got a mission! Putting on a great show is the most important thing you can do. One great rock show can change the World! Do you understand me? ~ Dewey Finn (Played by Jack Black in School of Rock - 2003)

We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study, too...We're history's actors...and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.

~ Bush Administration Senior Aide (via interview with Journalist Ron Suskind before '04 election)

The accountability of government has gone to the point where the very use of the law is the instrument of illegality. ~ Ralph Nader (Harvard Law School, 1/15/1992)

Freedom is what I breathe ~ Mariluna

We are the ones we've been waiting for ~ Hopi

Most people think Great God will come from the skies. Take away everything and make everybody feel high. But if you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth. And now you see the light, you stand up for your rights. ~ Bob Marley

If you don't feel deep comfort inside of your soul when you look up to the sky...you're not looking high enough. ~ Steven Strong