Thursday, April 12, 2007

"Man got to tell himself he understand"

Gotta say goodbye to one of the greatest post modern authors and brilliant minds of our time. Thanks for the entertainment and laughing so hard it hurts, thanks for the provocation of thought and deriding of those that would do harm in this world, thank you for your bottomless humility and character. Thanks for a body of work that will echo through the generations and make the world a better place. I know you'd disagree but I hope, at least, you are somewhere laughing at us thinking, feeling, slabs of meat.

"A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved."

"Sometimes I think it is a great mistake to have matter that can think and feel. It complains so. By the same token, though, I suppose that boulders and mountains and moons could be accused of being a little too phlegmatic."

"Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why."

"Take Care of the People, and God Almighty Will Take Care of Himself."

"Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand."