History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. (Kurt Vonnegut)
I think I’m gonna buy myself a Rolls
Maybe a Chevrolet
One where I can pull that top down
Just let my radio play (the Wallflowers : Three Marlenas)
Now I’m headin’ out on that highway
I’m goin’ right out of state
Now I ain’t lookin’ back until I’m gone
Right through heaven’s gates
(Wallflowers, Bringing Down the Horse)
I once asked this literary agent what writing paid the best, and he said, “ransom notes.”
(Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty)
If you are not living close to the edge, you are taking up too much space..
(Tao-inspired bumper sticker)
Do one thing every day that makes your mother ashamed.
You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
(Stephen Wright, Comedian)
Your eyes get itchy in the wee wee hours
sun’s just a red ball risin’ over them refinery towers
Radio’s jammed up with gospel stations – lost souls callin’ long distance salvation
Hey, mister deejay, woncha hear my last prayer hey, ho, rock’n’roll, deliver me from nowhere
(Bruce Springsteen, lyrics from Open All Night, “Nebraska”)
I’d rather just shoot them.
(John Malkovich, discussing Robert Fisk and Glasgow Kelvin MP, George Galloway – BBC News)
Why does John Malkovich want to kill me?
(Robert Fisk – the Independent)
Instant Karma’s gonna get you
(John Lennon -Instant Karma)