Posts tagged ‘Imagination’
“Until very recently, the artist was a magician who did his magic in public view but kept himself and his effects a matter of mystery.” —Gore Vidal
Neither smoke nor mirrors play a part
In the great magician’s secret art
Just a cabinet plain
No gamed sword blade or feign of fake sort
I was a magician’s assistant and had to go in the box that they put the swords through, and there’s no trick to it. You literally have to dodge the swords.
“Every person who is really an artist desires to create inside of himself another, deeper, more interesting life than the one that actually surrounds him.” —Konstantin Stanislavski
Charlotte was born in a burlesque star’s trunk
On the bump-and-grind road to old Podunk
With the tricks of the trade
Charlotte played backstage
And dreamed her name up in lights from her bunk
“Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.”
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood /And sorry I could not travel both /And be one traveler, long I stood /And looked down one as far as I could /To where it bent in the undergrowth. /… ―Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken, 1916
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In a yellow wood, a pencil pusher, horning in to push pencils, comes to a fork in the road, where a Pulitzer poet is standing on the horns of a dilemma.
“And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. /…
“Outside books, we avoid colorful characters.” ―Mason Cooley
Ghosts fear it. Crooks smell it. Clowns wear it. Mimes yell it. Painters smear it.
“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” –Buddha
This Valentine is dedicated to who loves you, baby.
“Remember, in the vast infinity of life, all is perfect, whole, and complete… And so are you!” –Henry Ward Beecher
Even if you lack a legion of virtual friends, there’s a real one you can always count on.
“Don’t forget to love yourself.” –Soren Kierkegaard