Quote from John Steinbeck

“They say, and I expect truly, that if a man could see his whole life, he would never live it. He would kill himself instantly. Something like that happens on the week-end days when I do not work. I lift my eyes out of the details of the little day’s work and a panic crashes on me. The size and difficulty rise up and smack me. And yet it is

Ray Charles Died Today

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water. – Ray Charles (1930-2004)

Today’s quote – phonies

Those we call "phonies" may not, in fact, be phonies at all. They may merely be poor suckers who don’t know who they are. They may not be trying to "put on airs" but may simply be lost souls who haven’t established their own personal ambiences. – Harlan Ellison