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  • #1
    Tom Waits
    “My kids are starting to notice I'm a little different from the other dads. "Why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?" they asked me the other day.

    I told them this story:
    In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, "Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome. Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you." And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, "Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest." So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day.”
    Tom Waits


  • #2
    Tom Waits
    “Well, it's either kiss me or kill me, that's how I see it.”
    Tom Waits


  • #3
    Tom Waits
    “Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.”
    Tom Waits


  • #4
    Tom Waits
    “I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.”
    Tom Waits


  • #5
    Tom Waits
    “A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't.”
    Tom Waits


  • #6
    Tom Waits
    “and the earth died screaming, while I lay dreaming...”
    Tom Waits


  • #7
    Tom Waits
    “I've seen it all through the yellow windows of the evening train... ”
    Tom Waits


  • #8
    Tom Robbins
    “Passion isn't a path through the woods. Passion is the woods. It's the deepest, wildest part of the forest; the grove where the fairies still dance and obscene old vipers snooze in the boughs. Everybody but the most dried up and dysfunctional is drawn to the grove and enchanted by its mysteries, but then they just can't wait to call in the chain saws and bulldozers and replace it with a family-style restaurant or a new S and L. That's the payoff, I guess. Safety. Security. Certainty. Yes, indeed. Well, remember this, pussy latte: we're not involved in a 'relationship,' you and I, we're involved in a collision. Collisions don't much lend themselves to secure futures...”
    Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas


  • #9
    Tom Waits
    “it ain't no sin, to take off your skin and dance around in your bones”
    Tom Waits


  • #10
    Tom Waits
    “The Music was like Electric Sugar”
    Tom Waits


  • #11
    Tom Waits
    “Most of the people I admire, they usually smell funny and don't get out much. It's true. Most of them are either dead or not feeling well.”
    Tom Waits


  • #12
    Tom Waits
    “and when they pulled her from the wreck, you know, she still had on her shades”
    Tom Waits


  • #13
    Tom Waits
    “Most vagabonds i knowed don't ever want to find the culprit that remains the object of their long relentless quest. The obsession's in the chasing and not the apprehending, the pursuit you see and never the arrest" - Tom Waits "Foreign Affairs”
    Tom Waits


  • #14
    Tom Waits
    “You can learn a lot about a woman by getting smashed with her.”
    Tom Waits


  • #15
    Tom Waits
    “It's very hard to stop doing things you're used to doing. You almost have to dismantle yourself and scatter it all around and then put a blindfold on and put it back together so that you avoid old habits.”
    Tom Waits


  • #16
    Tom Waits
    “This is about all the bad days in the world. I used to have some little bad days, and I kept them in a little box. And one day, I threw them out into the yard. "Oh, it's just a couple little innocent bad days." Well, we had a big rain. I don't know what it was growing in but I think we used to put eggshells out there and coffee grounds, too. Don't plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me. Choke those little bad days. Choke 'em down to nothin'. They're your days. Choke 'em!”
    Tom Waits


  • #17
    Dr. Seuss
    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #18
    Dr. Seuss
    “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #19
    Dr. Seuss
    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
    Dr. Seuss, The Lorax


  • #20
    Dr. Seuss
    “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #21
    Dr. Seuss
    “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.”
    Dr. Seuss, The Lorax


  • #22
    Dr. Seuss
    “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #23
    Dr. Seuss
    “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!


  • #24
    Robert Fulghum
    “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
    Robert Fulghum, True Love


  • #25
    Dr. Seuss
    “All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go! and The Lorax


  • #26
    Dr. Seuss
    “Look at me!
    Look at me!
    Look at me NOW!
    It is fun to have fun
    But you have to know how.”
    Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat (Deluxe Edition)


  • #27
    Dr. Seuss
    “There's no limit to how much you'll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #28
    Dr. Seuss
    “If you'd never been born, then you might be an Isn't!
    An Isn't has no fun at all. No, he disn't.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #29
    Dr. Seuss
    “Day
    Play
    We play all day.
    Night
    Fight
    We fight all night.”
    Dr. Seuss, Hop On Pop


  • #30
    Sarah Dessen
    “What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn't just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldn't expect them to be. You can't make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it.”
    Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key




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