"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio."

~Hunter S. Thompson


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You have to be a real man to look that cool in a dirndl!
-- A.E., 8/31/10



“The prince of darkness is a gentleman”

William Shakespeare


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Sim, ele é!
-- Gml, 8/31/10

...only when it suits her.
-- Mimi Black, 8/30/10



Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

 --George Eliot


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“I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.”

~Virgil T.


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Cloud nine gets all the publicity, but cloud eight actually is cheaper, less crowded, and has a better view."

~George Carlin


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All year round the lover is mad,
Unkempt, lovesick and in disgrace.
Without love there is nothing but grief.
In love… what else matters?

Love is our Mother and
The way of our Prophet.
Yet it is in our nature
To fight with Love.
We can’t see you, mother,
Hidden behind dark veils
Woven by ourselves.



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“When I look down, I miss all the good stuff when I look up, I just trip over things”

~Ani Difranco


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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”



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Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and
cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever
is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.

- Lao-Tzu (600 B.C.)


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"It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons."

 ~Johann Schiller


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, zappa, two trees
 ‎"I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird."

~Frank Zappa


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David Lee Black, goethe
"Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart."

 ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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David Lee Black, asylum
“After your death you will be what you were before your birth.”



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David Lee Black
"It is a happy talent to know how to play."



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David Lee Black, horse
Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. 

~C.W. Anderson


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David Lee Black, menemsha
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.”

~August W.


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David Lee Black, cape cod
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

~O. Wilde


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Oh my goodness -
-- M. Black, 8/15/10



“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

~Emily Dickinson


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David Lee Black, asulym, dickens
"There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.”





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David Lee Black
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. "


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David Lee Black, rumi
From the beginning of my life
I have been looking for your face
but today I have seen it

Today I have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that I was looking for

Today I have found you
and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday
are sorry that they were not looking
as I did

I am bewildered by the magnificence
of your beauty
and wish to see you
with a hundred eyes

My heart has burned with passion
and has searched forever
for this wondrous beauty
that I now behold

I am ashamed
to call this love human
and afraid of God
to call it divine

Your fragrant breath
like the morning breeze
has come to the stillness of the garden
You have breathed new life into me
I have become your sunshine
and also your shadow

My soul is screaming in ecstasy
Every fiber of my being
is in love with you

Your effulgence
has lit a fire in my heart
for me
the earth and sky

My arrow of love
has arrived at the target
I am in the house of mercy
and my heart
is a place of prayer

~ Rumi ~


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David Lee Black, emerson
“Nothing external to you has any power over you.”



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David Lee Black, rumi
Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, But do not be disheartened, The source they come from is eternal, growing, Branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you And this whole world is springing up from it.

~Jelauddin Rumi


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David Lee Black, wooly fair

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream. Wandering by lone sea breakers, and sitting by desolate streams. World losers and world forsakers, for whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are movers and the shakers of the world forever it seems.”

~A. O'Shaughnessy


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David Lee Black, grow
“Grow where you are planted”


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