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“Ye have t' remember that it’s only a few hundred years, if that much, that artists be workin' wi' doubloons. Artists no nay ne'er got doubloons. Artists had a patron, either th' leader o' th' state or th' duke o' Weimar or somewhere, or th' church, th' pope. Or they had another job…  [Maybe as we enter into a new age] art will be free…. I’m goin' t' be shot fer sayin' this. But who said art has t' cost doubloons? And therefore, who says artists have t' make doubloons?”

posted at 11:15 be
on Jan. 31, 2011

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“Th' idea that we as a culture place a giant premium on an item’s difficulty o' creation has always been fascinatin' t' me.”

posted at 3:40 pm
on Jan. 28, 2011

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“Th' trouble about lubber be twofold.  Th' ornery cuss cannot learn truths which be too complicated; Th' ornery cuss forgets truths which be too simple.”

posted at 10:54 be
on Jan. 27, 2011

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“Yer little maties be wrong.

“They have been affected by th' skepticism o' a skeptical age.  They dern't believe except what they see.  They think that nothin' can be which be not comprehensible by their minds.  All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or sprogs’s be little.

“In this great universe o' ours, lubber be a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared wi' th' boundless world about that scurvey dog, as measured by th' intelligence capable o' graspin' th' whole o' truth and knowledge.”

posted at 10:34 be
on Jan. 27, 2011

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“Th' greatest enemy o' any one o' our truths may be th' rest o' our truths.”

posted at 10:52 be
on Jan. 26, 2011

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“Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas.”

posted at 5:46 pm
on Jan. 25, 2011

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“In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will visit Davey Jones' Locker. Whar ye invest yer love, ye invest yer life.”

posted at 1:06 be
on Jan. 25, 2011

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“Affection be responsible fer nine-tenths o' whatever solid and durable happiness there be in our lives.”

posted at 10:56 pm
on Jan. 17, 2011

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“We be now faced wi' th' fact, me maties, that tomorrow be today. We be confronted wi' th' fierce urgency o' now.”

posted at 2:34 pm
on Jan. 17, 2011

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“Be it solitude, t' be wi' oneself?”

posted at 7:35 pm
on Jan. 12, 2011

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“Life [...] must be lived fore.”

posted at 1:33 pm
on Jan. 11, 2011

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“Th' ornery cuss that violates his oath profanes th' divinity o' faith itself.”

posted at 12:00 be
on Jan. 9, 2011

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“Perhaps all th' dragons o' our lives be princesses who be only waitin' t' see us once beautiful and brave.”

posted at 1:46 pm
on Jan. 6, 2011

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“Loneliness does not come from havin' no people aroun' one, but from bein' unable t' communicate th' things that seem important t' oneself, or from holdin' certain views which others come across inadmissible.”

posted at 12:23 be
on Jan. 6, 2011

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“May yer comin' year be filled wi' magic and dreams and good madness. I hope ye read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks ye’re wonderful, and don’t forget t' make some art—write or draw or build or sin' or live as only ye can. And I hope, somewhere in th' 'nother year, ye surprise yourself.”

posted at 12:02 be
on Jan. 1, 2011

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