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Some of my favorite quotes

Updated on November 14, 2010

"Essentially, poetry is the art of painting feelings rather than telling a story."

Petra Vlah

The definition of a masochist is someone who beats his head against the wall because it feels so good when he stops.


"She could understand a problem; she let the little things go..."

Tom Petty

"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour.
Now is the only time you own, so live and toil with will
Place no faith in your tomorrow, for the clock may then be still


"I do things my way and I pay a high price."

John Mellencamp

"We, politely referred to as “underdeveloped,” in truth are colonial, semi-colonial or dependent countries. We are countries whose economies have been distorted by imperialism, which has abnormally developed those branches of industry or agriculture needed to complement its complex economy. “Underdevelopment,” or distorted development, brings a dangerous specialization in raw materials, inherent in which is the threat of hunger for all our peoples.

We, the “underdeveloped,” are also those with the single crop, the single product, the single market. A single product whose uncertain sale depends on a single market imposing and fixing conditions. That is the great formula for imperialist economic domination.

The people are weary of being oppressed, persecuted, exploited to the maximum. They are weary of the wretched selling of their labor-power day after day — faced with the fear of joining the enormous mass of unemployed — so that the greatest profit can be wrung from each human body, profit later squandered in the orgies of the masters of capital."

Che Guevara

"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does."

Allen Ginsberg

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."

Benjamin Disraeli

"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind..."

John Mellencamp

"My Karma ran over your Dogma"

From a worn-out bumper sticker

"You can't erase a dream; you can only wake me up"

Peter Frampton

"Dreamer... you know you are a dreamer... Well can you put your hands in your head? Oh no!"

Rodger Hodgson

"Why does it seem that those who want to tear down the wall between church and state quickly erect that wall between church and business?"

The Suburban Poet

"There is no political solution to our troubled evolution"


"... and no religion too..."

John Lennon

"The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance"

Benjamin Disraeli

"Blessed are the peacemakers"



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