Monday, December 31, 2012

Finishing Up: Southern California

"Art is a revolt against fate." 
- Andre Malraux

Signs placed in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
 "Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people." - Dalton Trumbo

 "There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them." - Andre Gide

 "I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions." - Vaclav Havel

 "The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." - Henry Miller

 "An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

 "Never before have so many people understood so little about so much." - James Burke

 "For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. " - Stephen Hawking

"Hollywood's a great place to live... if you're a grapefruit." - Rod Serling
 "There's no such thing as not being afraid." - Robert DeNiro
2012 Total - 1091

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Finishing Up: Bay Area

 "Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors." - Jonas Salk
 Signs placed alongside and over freeways in San Francisco, Alameda, Marin and Sonoma counties.

 "If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed." - Terence McKenna

 "Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 "I had no taste for defeat — much less victory — without a fight." - Yukio Mishima

 "We must build a trickle-up media that reflects the true character of this country and its people. A democratic media serving a democratic society." - Amy Goodman

 "It's always difficult when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil." - Emo Philips

"Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die." - Gore Vidal

 "There is only one success,... to be able to spend your life in your own way." - Christopher Morley
 "In the end, people have to learn to live together." - Terry Gilliam
YTD - 1071

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Crucified Planet

 "Requiem" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The crucified planet Earth,
should it find a voice
and a sense of irony,
 might now well say of our abuse of it,
 "Forgive them, Father,
They know not what they do."
 The irony would be 
that we know 
what we are doing.
 When the last living thing 
has died on account of us, 
how poetical it would be
 if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
from the floor 
of the Grand Canyon,
"It is done."
People did not like it here.

YTD - 1053

Saturday, December 22, 2012

White Wine in the Sun

 Santa Monica
 Los Angeles
 Fountain Valley
 San Francisco
Santa Rosa
YTD - 1045