Proof of Evolution

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Recent weekly quotes from some of our favorite speakers, writers and thinkers.


george-carlin-b“The status quo sucks.”

— George Carlin




nietzsche“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche


Maya Angelou“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”

–Maya Angelou



alfred-hitchcock-by-richard-avedon“It is easiest to be villain; less easy to be a straight actor; considerably more difficult to be comedian.” 

— Alfred Hitchcock




Don_Rickles“You throw your best punch.  Otherwise don’t do it.”

— Don Rickles



“Real comedy doesn’t just make people laugh and think, but makes them laugh and change.”

— Sam Kinison

sandra bernhard“It’s alchemy. It’s magic. It really is. Live performing is – it’s comes from a very high, plugged in, spiritual place.”

— Sandra Berhnard

izzard“If there is a God, his plan is very similar to someone not having a plan.”

— Eddie Izzard


louis“Fuck it… That’s really the attitude that keeps a family together, it’s not “we love each other”, it’s just “fuck it, man.”

— Louis C.K.


63526952137027125013746153_37_HSP_MEMORIAM_PMC_020214_110.JPG“Creating anything is hard.”
— Philip Seymour Hoffman

carl“The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh.”

— Carl Reiner

MLKa“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.


shel“Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.”

— Shel Silverstein

carlin“Always do whatever’s next.”

— George Carlin

stevejobs“I want to put a ding in the Universe”

— Steve Jobs


douglas adams“In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move”

–Douglas Adams


dr seuss“Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.”

— Dr. Seuss


alan-ginsburg“Follow your inner moonlight;  don’t hide the madness.”

— Allen Ginsburg


nelson mandela“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

— Nelson Mandela


lou reed“There’s a bit of magic in everything and some loss to even things out.”

— Lou Reed


winston churchhill“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;  an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

— Winston Churchhill


degas“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

–Edgar Degas


jung“Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have yet to see.”

— Carl Jung


deepak chopra“Success comes when people act together, failure tends to happen alone.”

— Deepak Chopra


cormac“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”

— Cormac McCarthy


goethe“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.  Boldness has genius power and agic in it.  Begin it now.

— Goethe


mother theresa“If we have not peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

–Mother Teresa


paul simon“A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”

–Paul Simon


Thomas-Pynchon-001“Keep cool but care.”

–Thomas Pynchon

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.”

— Henry David Thoreau


chabon“Nothing is boring except to people who aren’t really paying attention.”

–Michael Chabon


Bob Marley“Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.”

— Bob Marley


jfk“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

— John F Kennedy


voltaire“It is forbidden to kill;  therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”

— Voltaire


41_6724869“Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of teh question.”

–Tennessee Williams


terence stamp featured image“The main thing I learned in India was that power over others is slavery.  Power over oneself is mastery.”

— Terence Stamp


patrice oneal“What I’m trying to do is be righteous.  And when I say “righteous,” I don’t mean God.  You know?  God- Righteous.  I mean just when I wake up, I know I was honest to myself.”

–Patrice O’Neal


teddy roosavelt“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

–Theodore Roosevelt

ansel adams“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.”

— Ansel Adams



aldous huxley

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

— Aldous Huxley

frank gehry“Creativity is about play and a kind of willingness to go with your intuition. It’s crucial to an artist. If you know where you are going and what you are going to do, why do it?”

— Frank Gehry

Fran Lebowitz Slider“In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.”

— Fran Lebowitz

james joyce“A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”

— James Joyce

Gilda Radner“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.”

— Gilda Radner


mark twain“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”

— Mark Twain


thurgood marshall“If the 1st Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.”

— Thurgood Marshall


marian wright edelman“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. ”

— Marian Wright Edelman


james a baldwin“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. ”

— James A. Baldwin


langston hughes“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”

– Langston Hughes


cousteau“Whenever one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.”

– Jaques Yves Cousteau 


MLKa“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ”

– Martin Luther King, Jr. 


dalai lama“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

– Dalai Lama 



milan kundera“We pass through the present with our eyes blindfolded. We are permitted merely to sense and guess at what we are actually experiencing. Only later when the cloth is untied can we glance at the past and find out what we have experienced and what meaning it has.”

– Milan Kundera 


stevejobs“I end up not buying a lot of things, because I find them ridiculous.”

– Steve Jobs