Tuesday, April 13, 2010


One of the regular blogs I read is Banjo's Place, from somewhere deep in the petrochemical armpit that is "The Houston Metroplex", particularly to the south and east.

He posted soem great quotes here quote/unquote ... and I love a good quote. I really liked this one:

“We were fighting what was an obvious, difficult, never-ending and probably impossible struggle to shoot arrows at this oncoming juggernaut of what was a corporate machine that was going to sweep us away and turn this whole culture into nothing more than a karaoke playground. . . . In an authentic world failure is something you embrace. It’s almost a noble pursuit. I come from that world – it supported me in creating the punk aesthetic.”

--- Malcolm McLaren, from an interview in Roger magazine quoted in McLaren's obit in the Wall Street Journal last week, about his role as the manager of the Sex Pistols.

He had two other great quotes in that post that I really liked:

“Everything flows, nothing remains.”---- Heraclitus (circa 500 B.C.)

“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”-- George Orwell (1903-1950)

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