The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. – Denis Waitley
When I am dead, let it be said of me: He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any regime except the regime of liberty.- Gustave Courbet painter of The origin of the world.
Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual. – Socrates
“We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”
― Terence McKenna
“The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.” – Claude Monet