"A film career is not necessarily something you earn with your diploma at film school. A career is built on an endless chain of flugey circumstances generated by your efforts and your persistence. Luck has a lot to do with it, but you manufacture your own luck by working your ass off for it."
"Women have been held back and limited throughout the centuries. Creation could not have been rendered, not even considered, let alone be brought into manifestation without woman. She is principal, a powerful energy. She is first."
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
— ~ Berthold Auerbach
"”To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. “"
— James Baldwin
"In the end, it’s all about being happy. Life has its challenges and time goes by fast. In the blink of an eye, it’s already the end of the week, the beginning of next month, the end of a decade. There are patterns in our lives that work to our advantage, but the ones that weigh us down can make us blind to even the best things in our lives."
"God is love. Love is Blind. Ray Charles is Blind. Ray Charles is God."
"Excuses are for amateurs."
"if we are to survive, with this civilization or not, we will need the help of artist like these to keep questioning the status-quo. Otherwise we might be better off as sheep stampeding blindly towards an ever-nearing cliff."
"rest in reason; move in passion"
"Life is always perfect just the way it is. When you realize that, then no matter how strongly it may appear to be otherwise, you know that whatever is happening right now will turn out all right. Knowing this, you are in a position to begin mastering life."
— Werner Erhard
"To say black people have made progress would mean we deserved to be segregated. The reality is white people got less crazy. My father didn’t suddenly deserve to eat with people because he earned it. The people that were denying him his rights got less crazy."
"Don’t let the language be a barrier for understanding"
"It’s weird how growing my hair in it’s natural state is considered revolutionary"