Daily Post: Quotes

I read this post on The Daily Post: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/creative-manifestos/ Where do you find inspirational words? Better yet, what’s your favorite quote that you’ve written yourself?

I find the most inspirational words in poems or more likely song lyrics I come across. I read them and sometimes I pick up on themes or feelings and it helps me draw or write. Sometimes they make me just laugh.

Here are a few of many the favorites I can remember:

Modest Mouse, ‘Custom Concern: ‘Message read on the bathroom wall
Says, “I don’t feel at all like I fall.”
And we’re losing all touch, losing all touch
Building a desert

Modest Mouse, ‘A Life of Arctic Sounds’: ‘As long as your gone,
I can’t apologize
for all the things that I haven’t said and done

Modest Mouse, ‘Baby Blue Sedan’: ‘And it’s hard to be a human being, And it’s harder as anything else, And I’m lonesome when you’re around,And I’m never lonesome when I’m by myself, And I miss you when you’re around.

Cage the Elephant, Around My Head: ‘I don’t think it’s very nice
To walk around my head all night
You got me tangled like a bread-tie twisted
I don’t think it’s fair…

William Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’: ‘To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

I actually find most of the tidbits of the Auguries of Innocence pretty inspirational. I also love his poem ‘The Poisen Tree’.

Spoon, ‘Jonathan Fisk’: ‘It’s such a long way home,
It’s how the story goes.
And it’s like atom bombs and blunt razors, Atom bombs and blunt razors

Ho Chi Minh: ‘When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.

William Shakespeare: ‘Hell is empty and the devils are all here.

Firefly’s Wash: ‘Curse you and your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

I don’t really make any inspirational quotes. The stuff I say is usually when I have a good conversation going with a friend and it’s all situational humor. I but I did promise a friend we’d get “I see stupid people” on a shirt. I’m pretty sure I’m not the first to say that however.



Nothing can stay lost.

Not if it’s on the internet.

Today I clicked into my Youtube account for some background music and I found these old videos of music I found a long time ago. All this brought a lot of memories.

Flowbot’s Handlebars:  I first heard this from an old friend a long time ago. At first we used to laugh about how random the song was; I mean, he said ‘platypus’.. Then we watched the video.

Flowbot’s Rise:  

Switchfoot’s: Oh! Gravity: 

Coldplay’s The Scientist:  This song makes me sad. But I keep replaying it anyway.

U2’s If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight: 



Evil by Interpol (2004 Antics album):

When your friends they do come crying
Tell them now your pleasure’s set upon slow-release

Hey wait-
Great smile
sensitive to fate,
Not denial
But hey who’s on trial?

I just found out this song was about a serial killer. Maybe that’s why the video is creepy and the lyrics makes sense now.

Rogue Out.

Harvard Hands

The Foxymoron’s “Harvard Hands” from the album Hesitation Eyes.

Let me see your Harvard hands, A morse code I can understand
My heart is breaking under weight, So serve it on a paper plate
Baby I can end this fight, A cup of tea will make it right
I played it on a broken string, A note that I could never sing

Say yes to acoustic indie songs. Thanks to Pandora :)