Confessions of a College White Guy

26 December 2010

Confessions of a College White Guy

What you see is what you get.

One version of happiness is a new kitten.

Feeling is faster than thinking…by far.

ART: you choose and you restate but you don’t quote literally.

Plunge ahead. If you spend a lot of time thinking of all the consequences, you’ll never do it.

Anyone seen on a bus after the age of thirty is either a failure or highly intelligent, or both.

Are there any jokes in the Bible? Leviticus comes close, but no cigar.

Talk is cheap until you hire a lawyer.

If Noah had been truly wise, he would have killed one of those flies.

Every artwork of any value is a self portrait.

If the other person is making no sense at all and you don’t value his opinion, why discuss the matter any further?

An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks almost as much as you do.

The world is run by C students.

After all is said and done, more is said than done.

God made idiots. That was for practice. Then she made politicians.

A closed mouth gathers no feet.

ART: It’s not what, it’s how.

Passengers in this life, on this earth, when you go, leave a  better berth.

If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.

I have a dog because I’m too much of a coward to bite people myself.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Write songs that seem simple and inevitable. Not simplistic. Simple.

If you look like the photograph on your driver’s license, you are too crazy to operate a motor vehicle.

If you make an error in painting, you should correct it immediately. The same is true in life.

Envy is a stronger motivator than money.

The mark of a sophisticated person is the absence of snobbery and pretension.

“The good old days.” Anyone who says this doesn’t have a good memory.

Working as a musician or artist has a lot in common with unemployment.

How do you want to be treated? Treat the other person that same way.

Muzak is to music as Prozac is to tranquility.

When you do wrong to someone, you do wrong to yourself.

She liked him because he was the strong, silent type. She thought that meant he was listening.

Cannibals are humanitarians.

If you get a sudden thought to do something generous, do it.

If I had permission to do anything, I wouldn’t want to do anything.

Solitude is the place for creativity. Society the place to build character.

i’m trying to arrange my life so that I don’t even have to be present.

Sam Andrew

Big Brother and the Holding Company