tarotgal: (Hamilton- Men Silhouetted)
He knows exactly what we all needed to hear tonight.

My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a perfect symphony of one
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers
We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger;
We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music, love and pride.

~Lin-Manuel Miranda's Sonnet from the Tony Awards
tarotgal: (Compassion- Spuffy)
“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
~ Howard Thurman

Book Quote

Mar. 11th, 2012 05:48 pm
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
"Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it's an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day."
~Carlos Ruiz Zafon


Feb. 17th, 2012 08:04 pm
tarotgal: (Default)
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
~John Irving


Feb. 25th, 2011 12:49 am
tarotgal: (Writing- heartbeat)
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
~Anais Nin


Jun. 5th, 2010 08:20 am
tarotgal: (Default)
I've been itching to start drawing lately. [livejournal.com profile] melydia posted this site on Twitter: http://bit.ly/apo0Ud
And it totally made me jealous.

And I finally got around to going through Leonardo's Notebooks by Leonardo da Vinci & Edited by H. Anna Suh that I took out of the library.

I love da Vinci and this was great insight into the way his mind worked as well as into what appeals to me most. I found myself drawn much more to the landscapes, buildings, and objects. So many more straight lines and definitive strokes compared to the curve-filled portraits and action-filled battle scenes. What was interesting was also the commands in the written notes he left himself. Things like "The air must be full of arrows in every direction, some shooting upwards, some falling, some flying level." and "The light must be arranged in accordance with the natural conditions under which you wish to represent your figures...." He puts a few "might"s in there as well, but there are a ton of "must"s.

Anyway, these two quotes jumped out at me from a writer's standpoint:

"The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror whichh copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence."

"Of studying in the dark, when you wake, or in bed before you go to sleep: I myself have proved it to be of no small use, when in bed in the dark, to recall in fancy the external details of forms previously studied, or other noteworthy things conceived by subtle spectulation; and this is certainly an admirable exercise, and useful for impressing things on the memory."

This one is also great for lazy people like me:
"He who sufferes time to slip away and does not grow in virtue: the more one thinks about him the sadder one becomes.
No man has a capacity for virtue who sacrifices honor for gain. Fortune is powerless to help one who does not exert himself."
tarotgal: (Wolf)
"Fear is the most powerful enemy of reason."
~Al Gore in The Assault on Reason
tarotgal: (Faerie)
Thsi was on a faerie plaque in a catalog I got in the mail today. I think it might just be my favorite quote ever now. If I could cross stitch worth a damn, I'm put it on a sampler and frame it on my wall :-)

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

According to Yahoo, that quote was in Hitch, but it seems to be attributed everywhere to Anonymous. That Anonymous. He always thinks up the best, quotable lines! heehee
tarotgal: (Ioan reads F4)
Dr. Doom: You've made yourself a deadly enemy here today! *exits scene*
Iron Man: But I don't want a deadly enemy!
The Thing: Eh, you get used to it.

tarotgal: (Writing- heartbeat)
"Since then I've learned that you have to figure out the ending first. And then work backwards. Cause if you don't know where you're going, you can't get there."
-Andrew Fleming in audio commentary for 'Threesome'

(talking about the ending he wrote post-production that seemed better than the others though still not perfect)

Perhaps this is my problem with writing. Most of the time I don't know exactly where I'm going.
tarotgal: (Got Kink?)
OMG, I'm cracking up. Much needed, let me tell you. So I'm re-watching Bear Cub (which is a kickass film about "bears") and the commentary is being done by the main actor José Luis García Pérez and a woman named Pascal (I think) who... I'm actually not entirely sure who she is yet. The intro went a little too quickly. Maybe she's just there to prompt him for the commentary, who knows?

ANYWAY, it's just after the opening scene and Pedro (Jose's character) is cleaning up. He cleans up the cig butts and empty glasses, and he puts the porno mags in a drawer and slides the cock rings in after them, and the commentary goes something like this:

Jose: Well, I suppose you need an explication of... *laughs*
Pascal: *laughs* Yes, explain that.
Jose: Okay, this is things that you use to enjoy yourself having sex. *pauses as Pedro onscreen picks up used condoms* Having a lot of sex.
Pascal: These are specialize to bears, things or?
Jose: No, no, no. I use it, too.
Pascal: Oh, you use it too?
Jose: Of course, of course.
Pascal: Oh explain that...
Jose: No, c'mon no.

LMAO, seriously. He's so adorable and good-natured I can't stand it. Makes me wonder what commentary for pornos would be like. Probably a hell of a lot more interesting than listening to the actual dialogue/film.
tarotgal: (Self Esteem Angel)
The moment a person finds his voice is the moment his life takes on grace.
~Story in Lady in the Water
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
"Why do we read? We read to know we are not alone."
~C. S. Lewis
tarotgal: (Thanksgiving)
"If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice."
~Meister Eckhart

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
tarotgal: (HL- Legends)
"Much like the Highlander, there can be only one."
~Stephen Colbert on his report tonight, talking about which Thomas Jefferson is the right one

Squeee! Stephen Colbert knows Highlander! :-)
tarotgal: (Amused- Shane)
I'm coding an article at work about a poet(named Henri Coulette) who passed on, written by one of his former students. And the student quoted this from the poet's epigram "The Whole Story":
In Camelot, King Arthur came a lot,
With two queens, Guinevere and Lancelot.

I cracked up (softly, as I'm at work).
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
"A life without stories would be no life at all. And stories bound us, did they not, one to another, the living to the dead, people to animals, people to the land?"
~Alexander McCall Smith


Aug. 20th, 2006 11:30 am
tarotgal: (Thinking Angel)
Gacked from a friend of a friend on another LJ:

Go here and look through random quotations until you find 5 that you think reflect who you are or what you believe. Repost in your journal and tag 5 friends.

My 5:
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
Carol Burnett

That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Oscar Wilde

I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)

*tags everyone*

I had a hard time picking just five... because I'm indecisive. So these five got runner's up )
tarotgal: (Default)
I was scanning in some articles from 1997 and ran across this quote from a poet I've actually spoken to (only a teleconference but I have a copy of one of her books)! I really like the quote... can't imagine why ;-)

"Too close a look at a hero's mortal parts has always been a risky enterprise."
~Ellen Bryant Voigt
tarotgal: (Amused- Shane)
"The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it."
~Leo Rosten


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