quotes + chicken painting


For a few years I’ve been keeping a note in Evernote of bomb quotes. I’d forgotten about it for a while. But today I found it.

  • “You can’t destroy power. All you can do is make sure it’s in the right hands” –Ant Man
  • “Laugh more. It’s good for your life” –Dr. Ho, high school calc teacher
  • “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” –a sign in Asheville, TN
  • “That was…very disturbing. Go see a counselor.” –Ms. Darbus, High School Musical
  • “Those aren’t heros, they’re idols.” (He was taking about celebrities) –Memorial Day speech
  • “Cake—it’s poison but it’s good. Let me have it.” –Dr. Ho
  • “If my dog were as ugly as you, I’d shave his butt and tell him to walk backwards.” –Ham Porter, The Sandlot
  • We aren’t defined by what happens to us; we are defined by how we react to what happens to us.” –The Good Witch
  • “If you don’t like it here, why don’t you go stand in line for toilet paper in the U.S.S.R.” –Gilmore Girls
  • “Call me a princess, but I like to be asked out in person.” –Bride, wedding video
  • “Vulnerable people are powerful people.” –Amy Poehler
  • “Whatever exists in the universe, whether in essence, in act, or in imagination, the painter has first in his mind and then in his hands.” –Leonardo da Vinci
  • “The only thing is to see.” –Auguste Rodin, sculptor
  • “When people show their true colors, don’t get mad; paint a beautiful mural of life lessons and keep marching forward.” –Alex Elle
  • “The Old Testament is a massive book of failures.” –Justin, RUF
  • “I’ve had it with you and your emotional constipation!” –Tantor, Tarzan
  • “Honor your wife and shut up.” –???, probably Mom
  • “You’ve done nothing when you’ve bested a fool.” –True Grit
  • “It’s like they read Eat, Pray, Love and just ran with it.” –Ghostbusters (the good one with women)
  • “You aren’t doing it wrong if no one knows what you are doing.” –Office of the Registrar desk poster
  • “Great artists put salt on watermelons.” –Prof Harry
  • “Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism’s in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, “I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.” Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I’d still have to bum rides off people” –Ferris Bueller
  • “I was spared any physical evidence of what happened to me and in turn was left with an intangible sense of violation to wrap my head around.” –Madelyn Parsons (on being raped), Verily Article
  • “You spend time with people who don’t do something, and you start feeling like you can’t do it.” –Jake Stone, The Librarians
  • “Because, you know, at the end of the day, there’s a big difference between image and identity.” –Jenkins, The Librarians
  • “Because when I read, I don’t really read; I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth an suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol, infusing brain and heart and coursing on through the veins to the root of each blood vessel.” –Bohumil Hrabal
  • “Kindness is free.” –Michael Landon, Highway to Heaven (first episode)
  • “Why do people care more about animals than they do old people?” –Highway to Heaven (second episode)
  • “[i]n my head, the guy who’d rather laugh than control things is going to be the one who has the happier life” –Steve Wozniak
  • “I started to realize that maybe Thomas Edison did a lot more to impact the world than Karl Marx and Neem Kairolie Baba put together.” –Jobs or Wozniak (?)
  • “I looked up the answer to the essay.” –Kenzie

I have a thousand more written in my journal. But these are rlly good.

Favorite right now:

“Why do people care more about animals than they do old people?” –Highway to Heaven (second episode)

The chicken painting above is a piece I made a while ago when I was going through a chicken phase. I still think there was a deep psychological reason for it, and I still haven’t completely deciphered what that was. But I had a serious chicken phase in my artistic journey for a season, and now I miss it. I don’t think I ever got this piece back, which sucks. It’s actually a 3D clay sculpture that I painted all over with rain clouds and chickens. It was so cool. I want it back. I haven’t thought about it for a while but now I miss it terribly.

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