Keep moving and don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you. (Satchel Paige)


Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain’t restful. (Satchel Paige)


Take what you want and pay for it. (Old saying, variously attributed)


Management is a one-word oxymoron. (Howard S. Becker)


There are people who say, “If music’s that easy to write, I could do it.” Of course they could, but they don’t. I find [Morton] Feldman’s own statement more affirmative. We were driving back from someplace in New England where a concert had been given. He is a large man and falls asleep easily. Out of a sound sleep, he awoke to say, “Now that things are so simple, there’s so much to do.” And then he went back to sleep. (John Cage)


Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. (Lily Tomlin)


Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. (Lily Tomlin)


No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up. (Lily Tomlin)


I think I think, therefore I think I am. (Ambrose Bierce)


Still, there will come a time, here in Brooklyn, and all over America, when nothing will be of more interest than authentic reminiscences of the past. (Walt Whitman)


How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. (Alexander Dumas, fils)


   And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
 Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
   With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; (Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Pied Beauty”)