Quote of the day, Jan. 25

January 25, 2018

Jack Kerouac, on music

“The only truth is music.”

Advertisements

Quote of the day, Jan. 24

January 25, 2018

Warren Zevon and Jorge Calderon, “Keep Me in Your Heart”

Shadows are fallin’ and I’m runnin’ out of breath
Keep me in your heart for a while
If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for a while

When you get up in the mornin’ and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for a while
There’s a train leavin’ nightly called “When All is Said and Done”
Keep me in your heart for a while

Keep me in your heart for a while

Keep me in your heart for a while

Sometimes when you’re doin’ simple things around the house
Maybe you’ll think of me and smile
You know I’m tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
Keep me in your heart for a while

Hold me in your thoughts
Take me to your dreams
Touch me as I fall into view
When the winter comes
Keep the fires lit
And I will be right next to you

Engine driver’s headed north up to Pleasant Stream
Keep me in your heart for a while
These wheels keep turnin’ but they’re runnin’ out of steam
Keep me in your heart for a while

Keep me in your heart for a while

Keep me in your heart for a while

Keep me in your heart for a while

Written by Jorge Calderon, Warren Zevon

Quote of the day, Jan. 23

January 23, 2018

Bob Dylan, “Forever Young”

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

Quote of the day, Jan. 22

January 22, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut, on censorship

“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?”

Quote of the day, Jan. 21

January 21, 2018

The late Matt Duffy at the Federal National Council election symposium he held at Zayed University in the fall of 2011. (Photo by Zajel staff)

Matt J. Duffy, on a free press

“The benefits of a free press have been widely documented. By accurately reporting the news, citizens gain an understanding of their local, national and international issues, while journalists can also serve as an independent monitor to those in positions of power. The Nobel Prize-winning economist, Dr. Amartya Sen, famously notes that no country with a free press has ever endured mass starvation such as the 1943 Bengal famine suffered under repressive British censorship.” Read the rest of this entry »

Quote of the day, Jan. 20

January 20, 2018

Horace Mann, on education

“Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 19

January 20, 2018

Malala Yousafzai, on education

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 18

January 18, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on education (1947)

“To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 17

January 18, 2018

Noam Chomsky, on freedom and survival

“In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued – they may be essential to survival.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 16

January 18, 2018

 Harriet Tubman, on freedom

“I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.”