44 posts tagged inspiration
via Patton Oswalt
Feel free, y’all, to join the Regulars any Friday morning to “de-atrophy the muscles” and “amble pleasantly through a new music album or a human conversation” and “remind [one]self of the deeper tides.” Thanks, everybody.
Stay vigilant and quick, fellow squirrels.
Stuck? That can happen sometimes.
Jerry Seinfeld on awards:
Your whole career as a comedian is about making fun of pretentious, high-minded, self-congratulatory BS events like this one. The whole feeling in this room of reverence and honoring is the exact opposite of everything I have wanted my life to be about.
…I feel very, very honored, but it’s just that awards are stupid.
ht again @austinkleon
I’ve already got the prize. The prize is the pleasure of finding the thing out, the kick in the discovery, the observation of other people using it — those are the real things. The honors are unreal to me. I don’t believe in honors. It bothers me. Honors bothers me. Honors is epaulets; honors is uniforms. My Papa brought me up this way. I can’t stand it. It hurts me.
…Ok, I don’t like honors.
"A spirit of harmony can only survive if each of us remembers, when bitterness and self-interest seem to prevail, that we share a common destiny.
This country can ill afford to continue to function using less than half of its human resources, brain power, and kinetic energy.”
— Representative Barbara Jordan, Keynote Address, Democratic National Convention, July 12, 1976, New York City
Photo by Warren K. Leffler, photographer
U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress