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June 29, 2001

“Well, we did it! We built the Internet and created the most efficient means in human history for delivering penis enlargement pitches and come-ons from Nigerian scam artists.”
(More like this in: Internet) .:link:.
“Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.”
Rita Mae Brown
(More like this in: Art, Media and Entertainment) .:link:.
“It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope.”
Pope John XXIII
(More like this in: Religion and Faith) .:link:.
“The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn’t have that rule when Jesus was born.”
Elayne Boosler
(More like this in: Witticisms) .:link:.

June 26, 2001

“To suggest that the author knows best how to write effectively to each individual reader is silly, yet that’s what I understand of your position.”
John Wilcox, Microsoft employee, defending Smart Tags
(More like this in: Web and Blogs) .:link:.
“Even if smart tags don’t violate copyright or deceptive trade laws, they still violate the integrity of the web. Part of the appeal of the web is that it allows anyone to publish anything, to take their thoughts, feelings and opinions and put them before the world with no censors or marketroids in the way. By adding smart tags to web pages, Microsoft is interposing itself between authors and their audience. Microsoft told Walter Mossberg ‘the feature will spare users from under-linked sites.’ Microsoft is in effect deciding how authors should write, and how developers should build, websites.”
(More like this in: Web and Blogs) .:link:.
“Intellectual property (IP) has been driving the species for some 5 million years. In the past 100 or so years, it’s increasingly been saddled with the chore of lining the pockets of middlemen and parasites who, sans this lining, would lack sufficient intellect to open a can of beer.”
(More like this in: Copyright) .:link:.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
Alvin Toffler
(More like this in: Wisdom) .:link:.

June 23, 2001

“Maybe it’s because the perception among the wider public is that ‘anyone’ can make a website. And they’re right. Anyone can make a websiteóbut not everyone can make an emotionally engaging interactive experience that will live in the visitor’s memory. (Similarly, anyone with access to a photocopier and a stapler can ‘make a book,’ but good books are scarce.)”
(More like this in: Web and Blogs) .:link:.
“The artistic temperament is a disease that affects amateurs.”
G. K. Chesterton
(More like this in: Art) .:link:.
“You’re never too old to create refrigerator art.”
Anon
(More like this in: Art, Creativity, Inspiration) .:link:.
“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.”
Navajo Proverb
(More like this in: Anonymous, Native Americans) .:link:.

June 17, 2001

“As an artist you may spend years searching for expression. When you find the medium you truly love, expression finds you.”
Cindy Testerink
(More like this in: Art, Creativity) .:link:.
“Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. For all external sources of happiness and pleasure are, by their very nature, highly uncertain, precarious, ephemeral and subject to chance.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
(More like this in: Inspiration, Wisdom) .:link:.
“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.”
Thomas Jefferson
(More like this in: Thomas Jefferson) .:link:.
“I was sad because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. So I said, ‘Got any shoes you’re not using?’ “
Steven Wright
(More like this in: Steven Wright) .:link:.

June 09, 2001

“In an atmosphere of liberty, artists and patrons are free to think the unthinkable and create the audacious; they are free to make both horrendous mistakes and glorious celebrations.”
Ronald Reagan
“Titian, Rembrandt and Goya were the great painters. I am only a public clown.”
Pablo Picasso
(More like this in: Picasso) .:link:.
“People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don’t mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy.”
William Faulkner
(More like this in: Art, Creativity, Inspiration) .:link:.
“I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when Iím around.”
Homer Simpson
(More like this in: Business) .:link:.

June 01, 2001

“The mind of the people is like mud, from which arise strange and beautiful things.”
W. J. Turner
(More like this in: Creativity, Inspiration) .:link:.
“Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great.”
Samuel Johnson
(More like this in: Insults, Samuel Johnson) .:link:.
“One may have a blazing hearth in oneís soul and yet no one ever comes to sit by it. Passersby see only a whisp of smoke rising from the chimney and continue on their way.”
Vincent Van Gogh
(More like this in: Inspiration, Van Gogh) .:link:.
“I don’t think of myself as making art. I do what I do because I want to, because painting is the best way I’ve found to get along with myself.”
Robert Rauschenberg
(More like this in: Art, Creativity) .:link:.
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