We suddenly saw how people reacted in the event of massive social upheaval, and the way that the little problems in your life don’t go away. You don’t stop being frightened of spiders just because the world’s blown up. Simon Pegg
Simon John Pegg ( born 14 February 1970) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.
Pegg came to public prominence in Britain as the co-creator of the
Channel 4 sitcom , directed by Spaced Edgar Wright. He went on to co-write and star in the film trilogy: Three Flavours Cornetto (2004), Shaun of the Dead (2007), and Hot Fuzz (2013). He and The World’s End Nick Frost wrote and starred in the sci-fi film (2011). Pegg portrays Paul Benji Dunn in the (2006–present) and played Mission: Impossible film series Montgomery Scott in (2009), Star Trek (2013), and Star Trek Into Darkness (2016), co-writing the latter. Star Trek Beyond
Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life. Art Blakey
Arthur “Art” Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was briefly known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim in the late 1940s.
Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of
Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He worked with bebop musicians Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. In the mid-1950s Horace Silver and Blakey formed the Jazz Messengers, a group that the drummer was associated with for the next 35 years. The group was formed as a collective of contemporaries, but over the years the band became known as an incubator for young talent, including Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Marsalis. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz calls the Jazz Messengers “the archetypal hard bop group of the late 50s”
Without having to ask anyone’s permission, innovators everywhere used the Internet’s open platform to start companies that have transformed how billions of people live and work.
Ajit Varadaraj Pai ( ; born January 10, 1973) is an American lawyer who serves as the Chairman of the United States  Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He is the first Indian American to hold the office. He has served in various positions at the FCC since being appointed to the commission by President Barack Obama in May 2012, at the recommendation of Mitch McConnell. He was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on May 7, 2012, and was sworn in on May 14, 2012, for a five-year term.
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred. Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, writer, playwright and poet of the Renaissance period.   He has often been called the father of modern  political science. For many years he was a senior official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned by Italian scholars. He was secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his best-known work ( The Prince Il Principe) in 1513, having been exiled from city affairs.
I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.
Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in (1982). She is the recipient of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial several accolades, including a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA nomination.
From the Wedding Singer, one of my favorite rolls she has done.
Pain is weakness leaving the body. Chesty Puller
Lewis Burwell “ Chesty” Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua and, as a senior officer, served with distinction in World War II and the Korean War. Puller is the most decorated Marine in American history. He is one of two United States servicemen to be awarded five Navy Crosses and one Army Distinguished Service Cross. Puller’s six crosses are next in number to the eight times Eddie Rickenbacker received the nation’s second-highest military award for valor. Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, after 37 years of service. He lived in Virginia and died in 1971, at age 73.
Heard this many times, but never knew who said it. Now I know.
I don’t make a particular distinction between ‘high art’ and ‘low art.’ Music is there for everybody. It’s a river we can all put our cups into and drink it and be sustained by it.
John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history, including those of the , Star Wars series , Jaws , Close Encounters of the Third Kind , Superman , the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial , the first two Indiana Jones series , Home Alone films , the first two Hook , Jurassic Park films , and the first three Schindler’s List . Harry Potter films Williams has been associated with director  Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but three of his feature films. Other works by Williams include theme music for the  1984 Summer OlympicGames, , “ NBC Sunday Night Football The Mission” theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, the television series and Lost in Space , and the Land of the Giants incidental music for the first season of . Gilligan’s Island Williams has also composed numerous classical  concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. From 1980 to 1993 he served as the Boston Pops‘s principal conductor, and is currently the orchestra’s laureate conductor.