An Illustration of Mine from 2010

Unlikely adventures require unlikely tools. – Mr Magorium

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. – Anais Nin

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. – Geri Weitzman

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Cicero

Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process.

I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste. – Marcel Duchamp

Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. – Pablo Picasso

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. -Einstein

I’m in a permanent state of intellectual erection. – Dali

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood. – H. L. Mencken

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. – Nietzsche

Art is the proper task of life. – Nietzsche

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. – Nietzsche

Creationists make it sound as though a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. – Isaac Asimov

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand. – Karl Marx

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest. – Nietzsche

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. – Nietzsche

Folks, it’s time to evolve. That’s why we’re troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything’s failing? It’s because, um, — they’re no longer relevant. We’re supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right? There’s another 90 percent of our brains that we have to illuminate. – Bill Hicks

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. – Aristotle

Never interupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte

They sicken of the calm, who know the storm. – Dorothy Parker

At birth the Devil touched my tongue. – Dorothy Parker

A girl’s best friend is her mutter. – Dorothy Parker

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue. – Dorothy Parker

This would be a good thing for them to carve on my tombstone: “Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.” – Dorothy Parker

It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.
-George Dennison Prentice

Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference.

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. – Epictetus

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and eluding the impecable grandeur of this life. – Albert Camus

In all things I sought rest, and never found it except in a corner with a book. – Umberto Eco

Reading is the equivalent to thinking with someone else’s head instead of with one’s own. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Man is cousin to the animals, distinct from them only by the possession of certain powers which he grossly exaggerates. – Denis Donoghue on Swift.

In the sphere of thought absurdity & perversion remain the masters of the world & their dominion is suspended only for brief periods. -Schopenhauer

Too many monolithic total-belief-systems have resulted in the closing down of rational thought for too many throughout history, engendering confusion and intolerance, for us to be complacent about this. -John Shand

The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one. – C.S. Lewis

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker. – David Hume

It is like crossing an abyss on a tightrope: necessity suddenly produces strange powers. – Peter Brook