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Cultural Gaga
Robert T. Nanninga
Surf City Times
Quotes 2002-2004


[Bob wrote for the Surf City Times through most all of the time it was published. The publisher, Mike Andreen, would typically come by the house early on Sunday morning for coffee, bringing donuts, and Bob and Mike would discuss all natures of things whilst I finished my beauty rest. Bobs contributions were mostly "Following My Muse," "Must List," and "Mark Your Calendar." The paper ran with some fun marginals; and Bob supplied one of those for each publication. I present the marginal quotes from the entire run of that publicaion here.]


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." — Albert Einstein

"In art, as in life, form and subject, body and soul, are one." — Edward Abbey

"Let us abolish policemen who carry clubs and revolvers, and put in a squad of poets armed to the teeth with poems of spring and love." — Mark Twain

"By some subtle law all tragic human experiences gain in pathos by the perspective of time." — Mark Twain

"I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this – no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one." — Will Rogers

"The world is but canvas to our imaginations." — Henry David Thoreau

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." — Albert Einstein

"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character." — James Russell Lowell

"Art...reacts to or reflects the culture it springs from." — Sonia Sanchez

"This world is but canvas to our imaginations." — Henry David Thoreau

"Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why." — Henry Van Dyke

"Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as character." — Henry Clay

"We do not choose our cultures, we belong to them." — Aime Cesaire

"In a very deep sense poetry is truer than the chronicles..." — Hamilton Wright Mabie

"In order to be a good leader, one must have skillfully mastered the art of compassion." — Sharon Pratt Dixon

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." — Benjamin Franklin

"Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth." — Ludwig Borne

"Art is our spirited protest, our gallant attempt to teach Nature a lesson." — Oscar Wilde

"Civilizations die of suicide, not by murder." — Arnold Toynbee

"Great Art is never perfect; perfect art is never great." — Edward Abbey

"Civilization: A limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries." — Mark Twain

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." — James T. Kirk

"The biggest danger is wanting to live like everybody else." — Pachanos

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