Familiar Rock Music Quotes


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1. "Nothing is too wonderful to be true. -- Faraday"

2. "If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers. -- Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow"

3. "What is a man, that he may know a number, or a number, that a man may know it? -- Warren McCulloch"

4. "If it weren't for December, none of us would really appreciate May. -- Mother Bambi"

5. "Lipstick gleem, hexachlorophine, Kling-kling-a-ling, klang-klang she sang, It's tragic magic, There are no coincidences, But sometimes the pattern is more obvious. -- Bonzo Dog Band"

6. "Where Bambi goes nothing grows. -- Hudson & Landry"

7. "I never explain anything. -- Mary Poppins"

8. "There's them that throws it down and them that picks it up. -- Wavy Gravy"

9. "Work hard, play hard, nobody hurt. --"

10. "We're all in this alone. --, The Tassajara Cookbook"

11. "Every man and every woman is a star. -- Aleister Crowley"

12. "Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac. -- Timothy Leary"

13. "Problems have solutions. -- Stevie Wonder"

14. "You never know. -- Tom Lehrer"

15. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke"

16. "When there's a bluebird singing on your window pane, And the sun shines bright the whole day through, Don't forget, boy, look over you shoulder, 'Cause you'll find that someone's coming after you. -- Alan Price"

17. "Electronic man has no physical body. -- Marshall McLuhan"

18. "Who would fardels bear? -- William Shakespeare"

19. "Space is unimaginably big. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

20. "Think of the design process as involving first the generation of alternatives and then the testing of these alternatives against a whole array of requirements and restraints. -- Herbert A. Simon"

21. "The greatest good is the knowledge of the union which the mind has with the whole of nature. -- Spinoza De Emendatione"

22. "The key word is survival on the New Frontier. -- Donald Fegan"

23. "The important question to ask is not 'Will we surivive?' but 'What if we survive?' -- Werner Erhardt"

24. "When the doctor says you're through / Don't let it get you blue / Remember he's human too / And keep a'goin' -- Henry Gibson"

25. "Somehow people get the idea I think we should be given gumdrops whenever we do anything of value. -- B. F. Skinner"

26. "It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty delta day. / I was out chopin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay. -- Bobbie Gentry"

27. "Backwards talk ever you did? --, The Silly Record"

28. "Words challenge eternity. -- Horace"

29. "Tool -- something with a use on one end and a grasp on the other end. -- Stewart Brand"

30. "I didn't do it, I was only robbing the register. -- Hurricane Carter"

31. "Inferior people should not be employed. --, The I Ching"

32. "Whenever anybody wants something for nothing, there's / always someone willing to sell them nothing for something. -- Hoppity Hooper"

33. "System debugging has always been a graveyard-shift occupation, like astronomy. -- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., The Mythical Man-Month"

34. "It's later than it's ever been. -- Flip Wilson"

35. "When the looms spin by themselves, we'll have no need for slaves. -- Aristotle"

36. "As I said to the mirror the other morning, 'it's all done with people.' -- Wavy Gravy"

37. "I buy her all the right clothes and pretty jewels to wear, / My friends say she's a dumb blonde but they don't know she dyes her hair. / She thinks the fighting in Central America is easily solved, / But what to wear to Bel-Air premieres is a problem she could never resolve. / She's an airhead: stungun and mace -- Kharmann Ghia plates say / 'Lost in Space'. / She's an airhead: thousands in trust -- cusp Aquarius -- get serious! -- Thomas Dolby Robertson"

38. "There can be no great literature in America until her writers have learned to trust her implicitly and love her devoutly. -- Ernest Hemingway"

39. "There's a lot of problems in the world that can really be solved by applying two or three times the persistence that other people will. -- Don Eastlake"

40. "True wisdom knows it must comprise / Some nonsense as a compromise / Lest fools should fail to find it wise. -- Piet Hein"

41. "Without adventure civilization is in full decay. -- Alfred North Whitehead"

42. "Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. -- Jules de Gaultier"

43. "FOO - noun. The first metasyntactic variable. When you have invent an arbitrary temporary name for something for the sake of exposition, FOO is usually used. --, The Hacker's Dictionary"

44. "Watch out -- you might get what you're after. -- Talking Heads"

45. "The will is infinite / and the execution confined, / the desire is boundless / and the act a slave to limit. -- Cesaro"

46. "PHASE - noun. The offset of one's waking-sleeping schedule with respect to the standard 24-hour cycle. This is a useful concept to people who often work at night according to no fixed schedule. Examples: 'What's your phase?' 'I've been getting in at about eight P.M. lately, but I'm going to phase around to the day schedule by Friday.' --, The Hacker's Dictionary"

47. "Bottlenecks are usually at the tops of bottles. -- Edwin Bliss"

48. "Never show unfinished work. -- Buckminster Fuller"

49. "If she can stand it I can. Play it! -- Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca"

50. "I am waiting / for the final withering away / of all governments -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti"

51. "Information is information; it is neither matter nor energy. -- Norbert Wiener"

52. "With the increasing comfort and speed of transportation, California is fast becoming a winter playground of the leisure class of Americans. I have no doubt that when we have socialism, and the place of a man's abode will be determined by his will rather than it is now by his job, Southern California will be the most thickly settled part of the American continent. -- H. Gaylord Wilshire"

53. "SOLVING TODAY'S PROBLEMS TOMORROW -- Brand Stewart, Fanatic Life & Symbolic Death Among the Computer Bums"

54. "The new American, like the new European, was the servant of the powerhouse, as the European of the twelfth century was the servant of the Church. -- Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams"

55. "Programming (or making music) at night is dreamtime, a period exclusively mental, utterly absorbed, sustained and timeless, placeless, disembodied. -- Stewart Brand, II Cybernetic Frontiers"

56. "If a scribe makes an error in the transcription of a royal edict, / he shall be [text unintelligible]. --, The Code of Hammurabi"

57. "They say that power corrupts; but this, I suspect, is nonsense. / What is true is that the IDEA OF POWER corrupts. -- Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind"

58. "Isn't life beautiful / Isn't life gay / Isn't life the perfect thing / To pass the time away. -- Mason Williams"

59. "And the people bowed and prayed / To the neon god they'd made, / And the sign flashed out its warning / In the words that it was forming, / And the sign said: /  The words of the prophet are written on subway walls, /  Tenement halls, /  And whispered in the sounds of silence. -- Paul Simon Simon & Garfunkel, The Sounds of Silence"

60. "Judge only by results. -- Dr. Bronner's Bullion label"

61. "implementation - n. The fruitless struggle by the talented and underpaid to fulfill promises made by the rich and ignorant. -- Stan Kelly-Bootle, The Devil's DP Dictionary"

62. "As the UNIX system has spread, the fraction of its users who are skilled in its application has decreased. -- Kernighan & Pike, The UNIX Programming Environment"

63. "One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. -- Albert Einstein"

64. "Humor can be dissected, as a frog, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind. -- E. B. White"

65. "Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and fans fires. -- La Rochefoucauld"

66. "Even on Central Avenue, not the quietest dressed street in the world, he looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food. -- Raymond Chandler, Farewell My Lovely"

67. "Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work / he is supposed to be doing at that moment. -- Robert Benchley"

68. "Why limit me to ecstacy? -- Jane Heap, The Little Review"

69. "People are going to have to make themselves predictable, or the machines will get angry and kill them. -- Gregory Bateson"

70. "The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music. -- Donald Knuth, The Art of Computer Programming"

71. "How do we make the world work? -- Buckminster Fuller"

72. "A transformed sense of self is not self as object or thing; / it's a sense of self as space. -- Werner Erhardt"

73. "Sometimes you have to go a long way out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly. -- Edward Albee, Zoo Story"

74. "It is a great shame; most of our words are misused tools / which often still smell of the mud in which previous owners / desecrated them. -- George Christoph Lichtenberg"

75. "Nobody told me there'd be days like these. -- John Lennon, Nobody Told Me"

76. "In no system which shows mental characteristics can any part have unilateral control over the whole. In other words, the mental characteristics of the system are imminent, not in some part, but in the system as a whole. -- Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind"

77. "Whoever is the cause of another becoming powerful, is ruined himself. -- Machiavelli, The Prince"

78. "Health is our ONLY real wealth. --"

79. "However unapproachable these problems may seem to us and however helpless we stand before them, we have, nevertheless, the firm conviction that their solution must follow by a finite number of purely logical processes. -- David Hilbert"

80. "Making a film is like putting out a fire with a sieve. -- George Lucas"

81. "Never give in. Never give in. Never give in. -- Winston Churchill"

82. "Three laws of debugging:  / All complex software has bugs. / The bug is probably caused by the last thing you changed. / If the bug isn't where you're looking, it must be somewhere else.  -- Darnell and Margolis, Software Engineering in C"

83. "[The laboratory rats] have had their moment of freedom. Webley has only been a guest star. Now it's back to the cages and the rationalized forms of death -- death in the service of the one species cursed with the knowledge that it will die... 'I would set you free, if I knew how. But it isn't free out here. All the animals, the plants, the minerals, even other kinds of men, are being broken and reassembled every day, to preserve an elite few, who are the loudest to theorize on freedom, but the least free of all. I can't even give you hope that it will be different some day -- that They'll come out, and forget death, and lose Their technology's elaborate terror, and stop using every form of life without mercy to keep what haunts men down to a tolerable level -- and be like you instead, simply here, simply alive...' The guest star retires down the corridors.  -- Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow"

84. "My father, the geneticist William Bateson, used to read us passages of the Bible at breakfast -- lest we grow up to be EMPTY-HEADED atheists. -- Gregory Bateson"

85. "Time is experience. -- Buckminster Fuller, Synergetics: The Geometry of Thinking"

86. "I don't make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures. -- Walt Disney"

87. "Following the robbery, I went to the police precinct to look at mug shots... After going through about one thousand shots, one fact stuck in my mind. None of the stick-up men was wearing a tie -- in a precinct of mid-town Manhattan which contains, among other features, probably the greatest number of suit-and-tie businessmen per square block than anywhere else in the world. Didn't [they] know their chances of success and escape would be immensely improved if they could blend in with their surroundings? Intrigued, I asked the desk sergeant if the cops ever arrested anyone wearing a tie. 'Hardly ever,' was his reply. -- John T. Molloy, Dress For Success"

88. "If you wanna find all the cops / They're hanging out in the donut shop. -- Bangles, Walk Like an Egyptian"

89. "So it goes. -- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Slaughterhouse Five"

90. "California is a place in which... the mind is troubled by some buried but ineradicable suspicion that things had better work here, because here, beneath that immense bleached sky, is where we run out of continent.  -- Joan Didion, Notes from a Native Daughter"

91. "If you enjoy juggling straight razors, then you'll enjoy / working with today's operating systems. -- Ted Nelson, Computer Lib/Dream Machines"

92. "Do, or do not. There is no try. -- George Lucas Yoda, the Jedi Master, The Empire Strikes Back"

93. "Making things easy is hard. -- Ted Nelson, Dream Machines"

94. "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. -- Andy Warhol"

95. "We chose to go to the moon in this decade and to do the other / things not because they are easy, but because they are hard. -- John F. Kennedy"

96. "It's a Swiss Army Knife for propeller heads. -- Paul Saffo"

97. "Big whorls have little whorls / Which feed on their velocity, / And little whorls have lesser whorls / And so on to viscosity. -- Lewis F. Richardson"

98. "The King of Prussia, some time before the death of his father, took it into his head to write a book against the principles of Machiavelli. If Machiavelli had had a prince for disciple, the first thing he would have recommended him do would have been to write a book against Machiavellism.  -- Voltaire"

99. "The iterating of these lines brings gold; / The framing of this circle on the ground / Brings whirlwinds, tempests, thunder and lightning. -- Marlowe, Dr. Faustus"

100. "To the question 'what is a Fourier transform?' we may most / simply reply: 'A method whereby we may obtain the variation / of a quantity as a spectral function (e.g. plotted against / frequency) from the variation of the quantity as a function / of period (e.g. plotted against time).' -- Dr. R. C. Jennison, Fourier Transforms and Convolutions for the Experimentalist"

101. "On a sunny day, I give humanity a fifty-fifty chance of survival in the near term. My friend Eric Gullichsen aksed if I knew anyone more pessimistic. I named someone more pessimistic; a very great programmer and teacher, who thinks humanity has less than twenty years, period. Eric's reply: 'That's because he uses VMS instead of UNIX.' --  Ted Nelson, Computer Lib"

102. "I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives. -- Tolstoy"

103. "So, Nat'ralists observe, a Flea / Hath smaller Fleas that on them prey, / And these have smaller Fleas to bite 'em, / And so proceed ad infinitum. -- Jonathan Swift"

104. "If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master / If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim / If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster / And treat those two imposters just the same. -- Rudyard Kipling, If--"

105. "If you can keep your head when all about you / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you. -- Rudyard Kipling, If--"

106. "When we try to pick up anything by itself we find it is attached to everything in the universe. -- John Muir"

107. "Damn braces / Bless relaxes -- William Blake"

108. "Man need not be degraded to a machine by being denied to be a ghost in a machine. -- Gilbert Ryle"

109. "If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew / To serve your turn long after they are gone / And so hold on when there is nothing in you / Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!' -- Rudyard Kipling, If--"

110. "Perhaps some day in the dim future it will be possible to advance the computations faster than the weather advances and at a cost less than the saving to mankind due to the information gained. But that is a dream. -- Lewis Fry Richardson"

111. "You get a wooden Indian that throws up a lot. --"

112. "One can acquire certainty only by amputating inquiry. -- Marvin Minsky, The Society of Mind"

113. "Cause I love to live so pleasantly, / Live this life of luxury! -- Kinks, Sunny Afternoon | Raymond Douglas Davies "

114. "And now I cannot sail my yacht, / He's taken everything I've got. -- Kinks, Sunny Afternoon | Raymond Douglas Davies "

115. "There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between is exploration."

116. "The trouble with the computer is that it requires you / to know what you're going to do next. A great comedian / never knows what he's going to do next. -- Chuck Jones"

117. "About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether or not we exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations, and don't invite us to come and see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you. -- Nikita Krushchev"

118. "A mind can be overthrown by words; that's the point. What is happening to the brain of a person who uses the passive, who writes, 'Delay should not be allowed to take place' instead of 'Hurry'? The user of the passive verb doesn't want a universe in which responsible agents do their acts. You see? Bad language ultimately is IMMORAL. -- Richard Mitchell"

119. "If you can't write your idea on the back of my business card, it's not a clear idea. -- David Belasco"

120. "The only justification in the use of force is to reduce the amount of force necessary to be used. -- Alfred North Whitehead"

121. "Take the humbug out of this world, and you haven't much left to do business with. -- Josh Billings"

122. "Dada wishes to destroy the hoaxes of reason and to discover an unreasoned order (ordre de'raisonnable). -- Jean Arp"

123. "Let every fool who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips be boiled in his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. -- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol"

124. "An extreme rigor is sure to arm everything against it. -- Edmund Burke"

125. "All is quiet on New Year's Day. - Bono | U2, New Year's Day"

126. "It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow citizens. -- John Maynard Keynes"

127. "If you can make one heap of all your winnings / And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, / And lose, and start again at your beginnings / And never breathe a word about your loss; -- Rudyard Kipling, If--"

128. "I was lying in a burned out basement / With the full moon in my eyes / I was hoping for replacement / When the sun burst thru the sky. -- Neil Young, After the Gold Rush"

129. "Is dis a system? -- R. Crumb"

130. "Violence is the last resort of the incompetent. -- Isaac Asimov"

131. "Fulfill the prime directive. -- Gene Roddenberry"

132. "Physicists like to think that all you have to do is say, these are the conditions, now what happens next? -- Richard P. Feynman"

133. "Execution is the chariot of genius. -- William Blake"

134. "While riding on a train going west / I fell asleep for to take my rest; / I dreamed a dream that made me sad / Concerning myself and the first few friends I had. -- Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan's Dream"

135. "He who would do good to another, must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite and flatterer. -- William Blake"

136. "Le coeur a ses raisons que le raison ne connai^t point. (The heart has its reasons which the reason cannot understand.) -- Pascal"

137. "Yet meet we shall, and part, and meet again, / Where dead men meet, on lips of living men. -- Samuel Butler"

138. "The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life -- Ernest Renan"

139. "The true scientist never loses the faculty of amazement. It is the essence of his being. -- Hans Selye"

140. "Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. -- Rabbi Hyman Judah Schachtel"

141. "First we got the bomb and that was good / 'Cause we love peace and motherhood. / Russia got the bomb but that's okay / Cause the balance of power's maintained that way. / Who's next? / France got the bomb but don't you grieve / 'Cause they're on our side -- I believe. / China got the bomb but have no fear / 'Cause they can't wipe us out for at least five years. / Who's next? /  -- Tom Lehrer"

142. "Simplify. Simplify. Simplify. -- Henry David Thoreau"

143. "Science is always simple and always profound. It is only the half truths that are dangerous. -- George Bernard Shaw"

144. "The future exists first in Imagination, then in Will, then in Reality. -- Lyn Burwell"

145. "'Give your evidence,' said the king, 'and don't be nervous or I'll have you executed on the spot.' -- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland"

146. "I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth. / This goodly frame the earth seems to me a sterile promintory. / This most excellent canopy the air, look you -- / This brave o'erhanging fermament, / This majestical roof fretted with golden fire, / Why it appears no other thing to me / Than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. -- William Shakespeare, Hamlet"

147. "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, / however improbable, must be the truth. -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of the Four"

148. "Most people can accept the truth only in the form of a lie. -- P. D. Ouspensky"

149. "The outcome of successful planning always looks like luck to saps. -- Dashiell Hammett, The Dane Curse"

150. "Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less rascal in the world. -- Carlyle"

151. "From there to here, From here to there, Funny thingsOe Are everywhere. -- Dr. Seuss"

152. "I will not go so far as to say that to construct a history of thought  without profound study of the mathematical ideas of successive epochs is like omitting Hamlet from the play which is named after him. That would be claiming too much. But it is certainly analogous to cutting out the part of Ophelia. This simile is singularly exact. For Ophelia is quite essential to the play, she is very charming -- and a little mad. -- Alfred North Whitehead"

153. "Distrust all in whom the the urge to punish is powerful. -- Nietzsche"

154. "Everything's either / Concave or -vex, / Whatever you dream / Will be about sex. -- Piet Hein"

155. "A couple of hundred years from now, maybe [science fiction writers] Isaac Asimov and Fred Pohl will be considered the important philosophers of the twentieth century, and the professional philosophers will almost all be forgotten, because they're just shallow and wrong, and their ideas aren't very powerful. -- Marvin Minsky"

156. "A mind that is stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes"

157. "The organism feeds on negative entropy. -- Schrodinger"

158. "At home, he never stops talking. -- Anne Marceau"

159. "What you can do, or dream you can... begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it! -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"

160. "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. -- Albert Einstein"

161. "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. -- Horace Mann"

162. "May God us keep / From single Vision and Newton's sleep! -- William Blake"

163. "An artist of genius has painted a figure on his canvas. We can imitate his picture with many-coloured squares of mosiac. And we shall reproduce the curves and shades of the model so much better as our squares are smaller, more numerous and more varied in tone. But an infinity of elements infinitely small, presenting an infinity of shades, would be necessary to obtain the exact equivalent of the figure which the artist has conceived as a simple thing, which he has wished to transport as a whole to the canvas, and which is the more complete the more it strikes us as the projection of an indivisible intuition. -- Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution"

164. "The possibilites of existence run so deeply into the extravagant that there is scarcely any conception too extraordinary for nature to realize. -- Louis Agassiz"

165. "A clash of doctrines is not a disaster, it is an opportunity. -- Alfred North Whitehead"

166. "I am too rich already, for mine eyes mint gold. -- William Morris"

167. "Space by itself and time by itself are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality... only a world in itself will subsist. -- Minkowski"

168. "During Freud's university years (the late 1870's and early 1880's) young enthusiasts in the fuzzier disciplines, such as psychology, liked to borrow terminology from the more rigorous and established field of mechanical physics. The borrowed terms became, in fact, metaphor; and metaphor, like a shrewd servant, has a way of ruling its master. Thus Freud wound up with the idea that libido or sexual 'energy,' as he called it, is a pressure that builds up within a closed system to the point where it demands release, as in a steam engine. -- Tom Wolfe, The Boiler Room and the Computer"

169. "Johnny was a chemist, / He isn't any more, / For what he thought was H2O / Was H2SO4."

170. "In 1905, when you went motoring, you took your mechanic. Twenty-five years later, mass production revolutionized the role of the automobile, but buying a Ford wouldn't have made sense if everyone still needed a mechanic on board. In 1955, when you used your computer, you took your programmer. Twenty-five years later, mass production revolutionized the role of the computer, but buying a micro wouldn't have made sense if everyone still needed a programmer. -- Gerald M. Weinberg, The Whole Earth Software Catalog"

171. "Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. -- Marie Curie"

172. "[When I joined the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton] I did this in the hope that by rubbing elbows with those great atomic physicists and mathematicians I would learn something about living matters. But as soon as I revealed that in any living system there are more than two electrons, the physicists would not speak to me. With all their computers they could not say what the third electron might do. The remarkable thing is that it knows exactly what to do. So that little electron knows something that all the wise men of Princeton don't, and this can only be something very simple. -- A. Szent-Gyorgyi"

173. "It's like deja vu all over again. -- Yogi Berra"

174. "I have only ONE objection to the concept of comprehensive socialism. So far it has made no provision for effective development of the individual initiative of humans. Too long has such freedom of initiative been usurped either by the Communist party, representing only 1 per cent of the U.S.S.R. population, or by the Western world's private enterprise's utterly selfish exploitation for money-making rather than for common-sense making. I have discussed this point with the Russians. They admit that a PARTY dictatorship is not 'democracy' and, at the same time, also admit that it is for TRUE democracy to which the Russians, the Chinese, and most people of the world aspire. Possibly the electronically operative democracy and its stability to cope with complex problem-solving will also make safe the realization of individual initiative to be exercised on behalf of all humanity by any humans anywhere. -- Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path"

175. "In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Lower Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. That is an average of a trifle over one mile and a third per year. Therefore, any calm person, who is not blind or idiotic, can see that in the Old Oolitic Silurian Period, just a million years ago next November, the Lower Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long, and stuck out over the Gulf of Mexico like a fishing rod. And by the same token any person can see that seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Lower Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long, and Cairo and New Orleans will have joined their streets together, and be plodding comfortably along under a single mayor and a mutual board of aldermen. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesome returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. -- Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi"

176. "In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker's Guide [to the Galaxy] has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard depository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects. First, it is slightly cheaper; and second, it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

177. "Philosophy consists mostly of kicking up a lot of dust and then complaining that you can't see anything. -- Leibnitz"

178. "So far as modern science is concerned, we have to abandon completely the idea that by going into the realm of the small we shall reach the ultimate foundations of the universe. I believe we can abandon this idea without any regret. The universe is infinite in all directions, not only above us in the large but also below us in the small. If we start from our human scale of existence and explore the content of the universe further and further, we finally arrive, both in the large and in the small, at misty distances where first our senses and then even our concepts fail us. - Emil Wiechert"

179. "Fourier's theorem is not only one of the most beautiful results of modern analysis, but it may be said to furnish an indispensable instrument in the treatment of nearly every recondite question in modern physics. -- Lord Kelvin"

180. "To be an Error and to be Cast out is a part of God's Design. -- William Blake"

181. "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent. -- Freeman Dyson, Infinite in All Directions"

182. "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. -- Thomas Jefferson"

183. "The street finds its own uses for things. -- William Gibson"

184. "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. -- Richard Feynman"

185. "Because I could not stop for death / He kindly stopped for me -- Emily Dickinson"

186. "Lenin was nowhere around when the czar fell. He was a has-been in Switzerland, where he'd been for eighteen years. Trotsky was in New York, running a newspaper. The Bolsheviks simply weren't a viable political force. They didn't come back at the call of the masses to assume political power from the bottom up; they were sent in to impose it from the top down -- Lenin arrived with six million dollars of German gold. Now, the Germans had a reason to try and topple the Russian government -- it might have gotten Russia out of the war. But who sent Trotsky from America -- and got him released when the Canadians grabbed him en route? And the whole thing gets real interesting when you find that the German banker who engineered Lenin's transfer was the brother of one of the central figures who'd done the pushing to set up the U. S. Federal Reserve. -- James P. Hogan, The Mirror Maze"

187. "You think you'd rather hear about what you call 'life': the growing, organic Kartell. But it's only another illusion. A very clever robot. The more dynamic it seems to you, the more deep and dead, in reality, it grows. Look at the smokestacks, how they proliferate, fanning the wastes of original waste over over greater and greater masses of city. Structurally, they are strongest in compression. A smoke stack can survive any explosion -- even the shock wave from one of the new cosmic bombs... as you all must know. The persistence, then, of structures favoring death. Death converted into more death. Perfecting its reign, just as the buried coal grows denser, and overlaid with more strata -- epoch on top of epoch, city on top of ruined city. This is the sign of Death the impersonator. These signs are real. They are also symptoms of a process. The process follows the same form, the same structure. To apprehend it you will follow the signs. All talk of cause and effect is secular history, and secular history is a diversionary tactic... If you want the truth -- I know I presume -- you must look into the technology of these matters. Even into the hearts of certain molecules -- it is they after all which dictate temperatures, pressures, rates of flow, costs, profits, the shapes of towers. . . . You must ask two questions. First, what is the real nature of synthesis? And then: what is the real nature of control? You think you know, you cling to your beliefs, but sooner or later you will have to let them go. . . . -- Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow"

188. "Nothing. "

189. "Losing one glove is certainly painful / But nothing compared to the pain / Of losing one, throwing away the other / And finding the first one again. -- Piet Hein"

190. "What puts the hot in Hottentot? / What puts the ape in apricot? / Whatta they got that I ain't got? -- Cowardly Lion, Wizard of Oz"

191. "God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere upon its surface and say, 'This is my country.' -- Ben Franklin"

192. "A power so great, it can only be used for good or evil! -- Firesign Theater, Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra"

193. "Ben Franklin: the only President of the United States who was never President of the United States. -- Firesign Theater, Everything You Know Is Wrong"

194. "Reading maketh a full man / conference a ready man / and writing an exact man."

195. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free execrcise therof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. -- U.S. Constitution"

196. "I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind as that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change. With the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors. -- Thomas Jefferson"

197. "I studied the [Watergate] break-in with more attentiveness than the authorities themselves had displayed a decade earlier. Because the burglars had been caught in the act, the burglary itself had not seemed to warrant intensive investigation. The best efforts of the press, the Senate and subsequently the special prosecutor were therefore applied to questions of political responsibility and culpability in the cover-up. For that reason, many questions about the break-in had been left unanswered -- not the least of which was its purpose. -- Jim Hougan, Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat and the CIA"

198. "When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout."

199. "There's nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept! -- Ansel Adams"

200. "benchmark (v. trans.) To subject (a system) to a series of tests in order to obtain prearranged results not available on comptetitive systems. -- Stan Kelly-Bootle, The Devil's DP Dictionary"

201. "If the heart of a man is depress'd with cares, / the mist is dispell'd when a woman appears. -- The Beggar's Opera"

202. "intention, n. The mind's sense of the prevalence of one set of influences over another set; an effect whose cause is the immanence, immediate or remote, of the performance of an involuntary act. -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary"

203. "cannon, n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries. -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary"

204. "When I heard the learn'd astronomer, / When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, / When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide and measure them, / When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, / How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, / 'Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself, / In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, / Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars. -- Walt Whitman, When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"

205. "Any nitwit can understand computers, and many do. -- Ted Nelson, Computer Lib"

206. "The public is never wrong. -- Adolph Zukor"

207. "History is that nightmare from which there is no awakening. -- James Joyce"

208. "What is a man, when you come to think of him, but a minutely set and ingenious machine for turning, with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiaz into urine? --, Seven Gothic Tales"

209. "The path to joy leads through despair. -- Alexander Lowen"

210. "Evolution has long been badly taught. In particular, students -- and even professional biologists -- acquire theories of evolution without any deep understanding of what problem these theories attempt to solve. They learn but little of the evolution of evolutionary theory. -- Gregory Bateson, On Emptyheadedness Among Biologists and State Boards of Education"

211. "The hen is an egg's way of making another egg. -- Samuel Butler"

212. "Hide, witch, hide, / The good folks come to burn thee, / Their keen enjoyment hid behind / A Gothic mask of duty. -- Paul Kantner (a.k.a. Jefferson Starship), Mau Mau (Amerikon) (Blows Against the Empire)"

213. "A suprising number of physicians manage to continue to care about persons even after the rigors of medical training. -- Mary Catherine Bateson, Angels Fear"

214. "If one must explain a magic trick, one should do so after the show is over. -- Larry Niven, Tales of Known Space"

215. "hope, n. Desire and expectation rolled into one. -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary"

216. "habit, n. A shackle for the free. -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary"

217. "grapeshot - n. An argument which the future is preparing in answer to the demands of American Socialism. -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary"

218. "A lie may fool someone else, but it tells you the truth: you're weak. -- Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities"

219. "The only thing that's really news is the history you don't know. -- Harry Truman"

220. "It is good for man  / To try all changes, progress and corruption, powers, peace and anguish, not to go down the dinosaur's way / Until all his capacities have been explored: and it is good for him / To know that his needs and nature are no more changed in fact in ten thousand years than the beaks of eagles. -- Robinson Jeffers, The Beaks of Eagles"

221. "Oh, the first days are the hardest days, don't you worry any more, / 'Cause when life looks like easy street there is danger at your door. -- Grateful Dead, Uncle John's Band (Hunter-Garcia)"

222. "If I had wings, no one would ask me: should I fly? -- Bob Dylan"

223. "How is MS-DOS like MSG? Both raise your blood pressure and give you a tightening sensation around your forehead. -- Ted Nelson, Computer Lib/Dream Machines"

224. "Go to, let us go down and confound their language. --, Bible (Genesis 11:7)"

225. "Peace is our profession. --"

226. "In the name of the cathode, the anode, and the holy grid. -- Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow"

227. "It's ours; we stole it fair and square. -- Ronald Reagan"

228. "Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell. -- Shana Alexander"

229. "We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. -- Martin Luther King, Jr."

230. "There is a tide in the affairs of men / Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; / Omitted, all the voyage of their life / Is bound in shallows... / On such a full sea we are now afloat, / And we must take the current when it serves / Or lose our ventures. -- William Shakespeare"

231. "Aesthetics is for the artists as ornithology is for the birds. -- Barnett Newman"

232. "Hitch your wagon to a star. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson"

233. "After we get out of the eighties, the nineties are gonna make the sixties look like the fifties. -- Dennis Hopper"

234. "What is postmodernism? Take your pick: 1) Young Yuppie talk for 'New Age'; 2) Culture-speak for 'post-industrial'; 3) Anything that's cool now; 4) A reaction to modernism and the cult of the new; 5) A bad attitude; 6) An exuberant admixture of styles, cultures, epochs and layers of meaning; 7) Who cares? -- Eric Utne, Postmodernism and Beyond..."

235. "Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. -- William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style"

236. "Some may wonder how it happened that Agathocles and others like him could so long remain secure in their dominions after their countless acts of cruelty and treachery, and could defend themselves from foreign foes without ever being conspired against by the citizenry, while other men who also resorted to cruelty were unable keep their states even in times of peace, not to mention the more uncertain times of war. I believe this is explained by proper and improper use of cruelty. It can be said to be properly used (if one may speak favorably of what is bad) when one resorts to it at one stroke out of a need for safety and does not thereafter insist upon it, but seeks instead to replace it with measures that are of the greatest possible use to his subjects. It is improperly used when, though rarely applied at the start, it is resorted to with increasing rather than decreasing frequency as time goes by. Those who follow the first course of action may expect pardon from God and man and may hope to improve their circumstances as Agathocles did. Those who follow the second course cannot possibly remain in power. -- Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince"

237. "Life is change, how it differs from the rocks. -- Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane, Crown of Creation"

238. "The principles governing the behavior of systems are not widely understood. -- Jay W. Forrester, Principles of Systems"

239. "Film is the packaging of information in cans. Videotape is involved with the feeding back of process. Film rips information away from the situation for use elsewhere. Videotape can be fed back into a given situation and enrich experience. Film extends man as a spectator. Videotape extends man as a cybernator. Film imports information. Videotape implodes indigenous data. -- Paul Ryan, Birth and Death and Cybernation -- cybernetics of the sacred"

240. "[The game] 'Why Don't You -- Yes But' occupies a special place in game analysis, because it was the original stimulus for the concept of games. It was the first game to be dissected out of its social context, and since it is the oldest subject of game analysis, it is one of the best understood. It is also the game most commonly played at parties and groups of all kinds, including psychotherapy groups. -- Eric Berne, MD, Games People Play"

241. "Normally if a stranger came into my station talkin' this kind of crap, he'd be looking for his teeth two blocks up on Queer Street. -- David Lynch, Twin Peaks"

242. "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -- Pablo Picasso"

243. "A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour. -- Elbert Hubbard"

244. "You can observe a lot just by watching, -- Yogi Berra"

245. "If you can't explain what you're doing in simple English, you are probably doing something wrong -- Alfred Kahn"

246. "I'll play it first and tell you what it is later. -- Miles Davis"

247. "Life, man, is a gas! -- Lou Rawls"

248. "Get lucky, get jumpin', but get smart. / Get walkin', get lovin', but get smart. / Get ready, get cookin', get everybody looking, but get smart. -- Squeeze, Get Smart"

249. "It's not the fall that kills you...it's the sudden stop. -- T.A. Waits"

250. "A connecting principle, / Linked to the invisible / Almost imperceptible / Something inexpressible. - Sting, Police, Synchronicity I"

251. "Despite all the computations, You could just dance to that rock and roll station. -- Velvet Underground, Rock 'n' Roll | Lou Reed "

252. "I'm a space cowboy, I'm sure you know where it's at. -- Steve Miller Blues Band, Space Cowboy | S.Miller, B. Sidran "

253. "It's high time I razed the walls that I've constructed. -- R.E.M., World Leader Pretend | Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (Night Garden Music [BMI] admin. by Unichappel Music, Inc.) "

254. "When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose. -- Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone | Dylan (Sony) "

255. "A young man ain't nothing in this world these days... /  In the old days, when a young man was a strong man, /  All the people'd stand back when a young man walked by. /  But nowadays, the old man got all the money. /  And a young man ain't nothing in this world these days. -- Mose Allison, Back Country Suite: Blues (Young Man's Blues) | Mose Allison "

256. "I'm looking for a new meditation, /  Still looking for a new way to fly /  Don't want any plastic validation /  Not looking for a new way to die -- Stone Temple Pilots, Tumble in the Rough | S. Weiland "

257. "Just because you're so cliched /  It don't mean you won't get paid -- Stone Temple Pilots, Ride the Cliche | D. DeLeo/S. Weiland"

258. "Spin me up, spin me, spin me out /  Station to station send me up and out /  Is that what life and love is all about /  I think I think so  -- Stone Temple Pilots, Big Bang Baby | R. DeLeo/S. Weiland "

259. "Yes, the comic book and me, just us, we caught the bus. /  The poor little chauffeur though, she was back in bed... -- Bob | Dylan | Bob Dylan & the Band, Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread | Dylan (Sony) "

260. "Gimme five! /  I'm still alive! /  Ain't no luck, /  I learned to duck! -- Grateful Dead, U.S. Blues | Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter (Ice Nine Publishing [ASCAP]) "

261. "I love you for who you are, /  Not the one you feel you need to be. -- Sly & the Family Stone, Everybody is a Star | S. Stewart "

262. "I want to thank you /  For lettin' me /  Be myself! /  Again!  /  Aaah! (Different strokes for different folks!) -- Sly & the Family Stone, Thank You falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin | S. Stewart "

263. "You have to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive, /  Eliminate the negative, /  Latch on to the affirmative, /  Don't mess with mister in-between.  -- N.R.B.Q., Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive | J. Mercer/H. Arlen "

264. "The stuff I got'll bust your brains out, baby /  hoo hoo, it'll make you lose your mind. -- Robert Johnson, Stop Breakin' Down Blues "

265. "Hold it fellas. It don't move! Let's get real, real gone for a change! -- Elvis | Presley"

266. "Is she big, is she tall, /  Is she a 'she' at all? /  Whose on my party line?  -- Kinks, Party Line | Raymond Douglas Davies "

267. "The world is an illusion, but an illusion which we must take seriously. -- Aldous Huxley"

268. "I had another dream about lions at the door /  They weren't half as frightening as they were before /  But I'm thinking about eternity /  Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me.  -- Bruce Cockburn, Wondering Where the Lions Are | (Bruce Cockburn) Golden Mountain Music Corp. (SOCAN) "

269. "At three score and five  /  I'm very much alive /  I've still got the jive to survive /  With the heroes and villains.  -- Beach Boys, Heroes and Villains Pt. 1 | Brian Wilson (unreleased) "

270. "I'm going back to the ones that I know /  With whom I can be what I want to be -- Ian Anderson | Jethro Tull, With You There to Help Me | Ian Anderson "

271. "Jump up, look around, find yourself some fun, /  No sense in sitting there hating everyone -- Ian Anderson | Jethro Tull, Teacher | Ian Anderson "

272. "I've got an invitation /  To make a reservation -- Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Magical Mystery Tour "

273. "I'm gonna get up /  And make my life shine. -- Boz Scaggs, I'll Be Long Gone | W. R. Scaggs (Walden-Blue Street) "

274. "Interviewer to the Beatles: Are you buying into a big business? /  John Lennon: We already are a big business, so we don't have to buy into one. -- John Lennon | Beatles"

275. "Interviewer to the Beatles: Why does [your music] excite them so much? /  John Lennon: If we knew, we'd form another group, and be managers. -- John Lennon | Beatles"

276. "He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends. -- William Shakespeare, | As You Like It "

277. "Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. -- Mark Twain"

278. "Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. -- Mark Twain"

279. "Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. -- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson  |  "

280. "Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. -- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson  |  "

281. "It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection; through art and art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence. -- Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, The Critic as Artist  "

282. "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. -- Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan  "

283. "There is no sin except stupidity. -- Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, The Critic as Artist  |  "

284. "What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. -- Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan "

285. "I am entirely persuaded that the American public is more reasonable, restrained and mature than most of the broadcast industry's planners believe. Their fear of controversy is not warranted by the evidence. -- Edward R. Murrow"

286. "In order to progress, radio need only go backward, to the time when singing commercials were not allowed on news reports, when there was no middle commercial on a news report, when radio was rather proud, alert and fast. -- Edward R. Murrow"

287. "Come down off your throne, /  and leave your body alone. /  Somebody must change. -- Blind Faith, Can't Find My Way Home | Stevie Winwood "

288. "If you like country with a boogie beat, he's the man to meet! /  If you like the sound of shuffling feet, he can't be beat! -- Little Feat, Rock and Roll Doctor | Lowell George & Fred Martin [Naked Snake Music, ASCAP] "

289. "Running around /  In the shoes of a clown. -- Little Feat, Skin it Back | Paul Barrere [Naked Snake Music, ASCAP] "

290. "I find sometimes it's easy to be myself /  Sometimes I find it's better to be somebody else -- Dave Matthews Band, So Much To Say | Dave Matthews, Boyd Tinsley, and Peter Griesar [Colden Grey, Ltd., Boyd Tinsley (ASCAP), and Peter Griesar (BMI)] "

291. "I say my hell is the closet I'm stuck inside /  Can't see the light /  And my heaven is a nice house in the sky /  Got central heating and I'm alright -- Dave Matthews Band, So Much To Say | Dave Matthews, Boyd Tinsley, and Peter Griesar [Colden Grey, Ltd., Boyd Tinsley (ASCAP), and Peter Griesar (BMI)] "

292. "The hunger keeps growing /  I eat too much /  I drink too much /  I want too much -- Dave Matthews Band, Too Much | Dave Matthews, Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Leroi Moore, Boyd Tinsley [ASCAP] "

293. "Interviewer to the Beatles: Could you tell us about your newest corporate business venture [Apple]? /  John Lennon: It's a business concerning records, films, and electronics and, as a sideline, manufacturing or whatever. We want to set up a system whereby people who just want to make a film about anything don't have to go on their knees in somebody's office, probably yours. -- John Lennon | Beatles"

294. "John Lennon: The aim of this company [Apple] isn't really a sack of gold teeth in the bank. We've done that bit. It's more of a trick to see if we can actually get artistic freedom within a business structure, to see if we can create nice things and sell them without charging three times our cost. /  Interviewer to the Beatles: How will you run your new company? /  John Lennon: There's people we can get to do that. We don't know anything about business. -- John Lennon | Beatles"

295. "Interviewer to the Beatles: Will you sing a song for us? /  John Lennon: No. Sorry, we need money first. -- John Lennon | Beatles"

296. "He who has money has in his pocket those who have none. -- Lyof N. Tolstoy"

297. "When commercial capital occupies a position of unquestioned ascendancy, it everywhere constitutes a system of plunder. -- Karl Marx, Capital (pt. II)  "

298. "Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. -- Socrates"

299. "There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, a third which imitates them. -- Plato, The Republic "

300. "There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. /  There is no greater guilt than discontentment. /  And there is no greater disaster than greed. -- Lao Tzu, The Way of Lao Tzu"

301. "Heaven's net is indeed vast. /  Though its meshes are wide, it misses nothing. -- Lao Tzu, The Way of Lao Tzu "

302. "Manifest plainness, /  Embrace simplicity, /  Reduce selfishness, /  Have few desires. -- Lao Tzu, The Way of Lao Tzu "

303. "Art is long, life short; judgment difficult, opportunity transient. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre "

304. "Mine is yesterday, I know tomorrow. -- Book of the Dead"

305. "Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting. -- Maxims of Ptahhotep "

306. "Please to remember the fifth of November, /  Gunpowder treason and plot. -- Guy Fawkes's Rhyme "

307. "One picture is worth more than ten thousand words. "

308. "There is no accounting for tastes."

309. "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, /  dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix /  angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night. -- Allen Ginsberg, Howl "

310. "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth. -- Albert Camus, Le Mythe de Sisyphe "

311. "I be's troubled /  I be's all worried in mind /  And I just can't be satisfied /  And I just can't keep from cryin' -- Muddy Waters | McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters) "

312. "Why does it seem to go /  Fall apart in lies /  Seems we will never know /  Always asking why -- Meat Puppets, Why? | Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets Music (BMI)] "

313. "The horizon breaks to pieces /  And the mainline is the twilight /  And the giant net has a perfect window /  Passage through has the ticket screaming /  I want a mind /  I'll tell you what I find -- Meat Puppets, Severed Goddess Hand | Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets Music (BMI)]"

314. "We don't exist /  We eat our time /  We don't resist /  It's not alright -- Meat Puppets, We Don't Exist | Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets Music (BMI)] "

315. "Ain't got no ambition, I'm just disillusioned /  I'm a twentieth century man but I don't wanna be here... /  I was born in a welfare state /  Ruled by bureaucracy /  Controlled by civil servants /  And people dressed in grey... -- Kinks, 20th Century Man | Raymond Douglas Davies "

316. "She catch Patagonian pancakes /  With that one and gin party makes /  She having all the ways good contacts /  She making with Apple and contract. /  What a shame Mary Jane had a pain at the party!  -- John Lennon | Beatles, What's the New Mary Jane | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI]) "

317. "You will not be able to stay home, brother. /  You will not be able to plug in, turn on, and cop out. /  You will not be able to lose yourself on scag and skip out on beer during commercials because /  The revolution will not be televised. -- Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised | Gil Scott-Heron (Bienstock Pub. Co. [ASCAP]) "

318. "The revolution will not be no rerun, brothers. /  The revolution will be live.  -- Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised | Gil Scott-Heron (Bienstock Pub. Co. [ASCAP]) "

319. "The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox in four parts without commercial interruptions. -- Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised | Gil Scott-Heron (Bienstock Pub. Co. [ASCAP]) "

320. "They say the neon lights are bright, /  On Broadway. /  They say there's always magic in the air. /  But when you're walking down the street, /  And you ain't had enough to eat, /  The glitter of light's off, and you're nowhere. /   They say the girls are something else, /  On Broadway. /  But looking at them just gives me the blues. /  'Cause how you're gonna make some time, /  When all you got is one thin dime? /  And one thin dime won't even shine your shoes. /   They say that I won't last too long, /  On Broadway. /  I'll catch the Greyhound bus for home, they all say. /  But oh! They are wrong, I know they are! /  'Cause I can play this here guitar! /  And I will pretend I'm a star, on Broadway. -- Drifters, On Broadway | Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (Screen Gems-Columbia [BMI]) "

321. "Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself by his own bootstraps. -- Nikolai Lenin"

322. "Thrift is care and scruple in the spending of one's means. It is not a virtue, and it requires neither skill nor talent. -- Immanuel Kant"

323. "All trades, arts, and handiworks have gained by division of labor... Where the different kinds of work are not distinguished and divided, where everyone is a jack-of-all-trades, there manufactures remain still in the greatest barbarism. -- Immanuel Kant"

324. "An object of art creates a public capable of finding pleasure in its beauty. Production, therefore, not only produces an object for the subject, but also a subject for the object. -- Karl Marx"

325. "The method of production of the material things of life generally determines the social, political and spiritual currents of life. -- Karl Marx"

326. "I know of nothing more opposite to revolutionary attitudes than commercial ones. Commerce is naturally adverse to all the violent passions; it loves to temporize, takes delight in compromise, and studiously avoids irritation. It is patient, insinuating, flexible, and never has recourse to extreme measures until obliged by the most absolute necessity. Commerce renders men independent of one another... it therefore prepares men for freedom, but preserves them from revolution. -- Alexis de Tocqueville"

327. "Man does not by nature wish to earn more and more money. -- Max Weber"

328. "Puritanism carried the ethos of the rational organization of capital and labor. It took over from the Jewish ethic only what was adapted to this purpose. -- Max Weber"

329. "The summum bonum of this [Puritan] ethic is the earning of more and more money combined with the strict avoidance of all enjoyment. -- Max Weber"

330. "Money is God in action. -- Reverend Ike"

331. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. -- Karl Marx "

332. "I can't understand Karl Marx, so how can I be a Communist? -- Charles Chaplin"

333. "A Marxist has never written a good novel. -- Isaac Bashevis Singer "

334. "If the thunder don't get ya then the lightning will! /   -- Grateful Dead, The Wheel | Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter (Ice Nine Publishing [ASCAP]) "

335. "When you don't live long unless you're fast on your feet /  When they're taking your furniture right out into the street  -- Richard & Linda Thompson, You're Going To Need Somebody | Richard Thompson (Songs of Polygram International [BMI]) "

336. "We live in media, as fish live in water.  -- Ted Nelson"

337. "The technicalities matter a lot, but the unifying vision matters more. -- Ted Nelson"

338. "Demo or die."

339. "Freedom of press is guaranteed only to those who own one. -- A.J. Liebling"

340. "The mind is the pilot. We think of things before the body does them. -- Walt Disney| "

341. "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate. -- Henry David Thoreau"

342. "Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. -- Walt Disney"

343. "It is the business of the future to be dangerous. -- A. N. Whitehead"

344. "I want my MTV! -- Sting | Dire Straits, Money For Nothing | Mark Knopfler (Chariscourt Ltd./Rondor Music Ltd.) "

345. "Writing is the toughest thing I've ever done. -- Richard M. Nixon"

346. "I'd love to turn you on.  -- Beatles, A Day in the Life | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

347. "If music be the food of love, play on. -- Shakespeare, Twelfth Night "

348. "Having no talent is no longer enough. -- Gore Vidal"

349. "A man will turn over half a library to make one book. -- Samuel Johnson"

350. "Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? -- T.S. Eliot"

351. "All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.  -- Marshall McLuhan"

352. "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song, /  And I'll try not to sing out of key.   -- Beatles, With a Little Help From My Friends | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

353. "Without going out of your door, you can know all things on earth. -- Beatles, The Inner Light | George Harrison (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI]) "

354. "And the world will live as one.  -- John Lennon, Imagine | John Lennon (Lenono Music [BMI]) "

355. "We did it for a big tribe, because the communication is worldwide now. -- John Lennon"

356. "Literature is an investment of genius which pays dividends to all subsequent times. -- John Burroughs"

357. "I'll publish right or wrong: /  Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.  -- Lord Byron"

358. "All art is quite useless.  -- Oscar Wilde"

359. "A publisher is simply a useful middle-man.  -- Oscar Wilde"

360. "A poet can survive everything but a misprint.  -- Oscar Wilde"

361. "Now art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic.  -- Oscar Wilde"

362. "A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad.  -- Albert Camus"

363. "Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.  -- Joseph Stalin"

364. "The writer is an engineer of the human soul.  -- Joseph Stalin"

365. "If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.  -- Carl Perkins"

366. "The whole idea is to deliver what money can't buy.  -- Bruce Springsteen"

367. "I never needed Panavision and stereophonic sound to woo the world. I did it in black and white on a screen the size of a postage stamp. Honey, that's talent.  -- Mae West"

368. "Good prose is like a window pane.  -- George Orwell"

369. "We are the music makers, /  We are the dreamers of dreams... /  We are the movers and shakers /  Of the world for ever, it seems. -- Arthur O'Shaughnessy"

370. "The alphabet and print technology fostered and encouraged a fragmenting process, a process of specialism and detachment. Electric technology fosters and encourages unification and involvement.  -- Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage   "

371. "Because something is happening but you don't know what it is. /  Do you, Mister Jones?  -- Bob Dylan, Ballad of a Thin Man | Bob Dylan (Sony) "

372. "Words challenge eternity.  -- Horace"

373. "The Future is Fun! The Future is Fair! You may already have won! You may already BE there!  -- Firesign Theatre, I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus "

374. "It's all in the mind.  -- George Harrison | Beatles, Yellow Submarine (movie) "

375. "I'll play it first and tell you what it is later.  -- Miles Davis"

376. "Once you open a can of worms, the only way to recan them is to use a larger can.  --"

377. "The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.  -- Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage   "

378. "The method of our time is to use not a single but multiple models for exploration...  -- Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage   "

379. "Live in the Future! It's just starting now...  -- Firesign Theatre, I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus "

380. "We have to find the environments in which it will be possible to live with our new inventions.  -- Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage   "

381. "Let it drain your worries away, /  Lay back and groove on a rainy day. Hey!  -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rainy Day, Dream Away | Jimi Hendrix  |  Electric Ladyland "

382. "I've been waiting for the sun to come up /  Waiting for the showers to stop /  Waiting for the penny to drop  -- King Crimson, One Time | Adrian Belew & King Crimson (Crimson Music-BMG Music Publishing [PRS] and in U.S. Careers-BMG Music Publishing [BMI]) "

383. "A very merry Christmas, /  And a Happy New Year!  /  Let's hope it's good one,  /  Without any fear. /  War is over if you want it.  -- John Lennon | John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Happy Xmas (War is Over) | John Lennon & Yoko Ono "

384. "Don't let it bring you down /  It's only castles burning. /  Just find someone who's turning /  And you will come around.  -- Neil Young, Don't Let it Bring You Down | Neil Young (Broken Arrow Music Pub. Co./Cotillion Music, Inc. [BMI]) "

385. "The gods are in the heavens /  The angels treat us well /  The oracle has spoken /  We cast the (perfect) spell  -- John Lennon | John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Cleanup Time | John Lennon (Lenono Music [BMI]) "

386. "Living is easy with eyes closed, /  Misunderstanding all you see. /   -- Beatles, Strawberry Fields Forever | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI]) "

387. "And though she feels as if she's in a play, /  She is anyway!  -- Beatles, Penny Lane | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI]) "

388. "My friend, my friend, he's got a knife, /  My friend, my friend, he's got a wife!  -- Phish, My Friend, My Friend | Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall (Who Is She? Music [BMI]) "

389. "Imagine the clouds dripping, /  dig a hole in your garden to put them in.  -- Yoko Ono"

390. "And whether you like it or not /  You're part of the transition /  And whether you dig it or not /  We outnumber you in population /  So leave your private institution /  And get down to real communication /  Leave your scene of destruction /  And join us in revolution  -- Yoko Ono, Yangyang | Yoko Ono (Ono Music Ltd. "

391. "I see people fighting for... /  Freedom! /  What you gonna do with your life?  -- Little Steven, Freedom "

392. "We got to stand side by side /  We got to stand together and organize /  They say power to the people /  that's the way they're screamin' /  Freedom of the soul /  Pass it on, Pass it on to the young and old.  -- Jimi Hendrix, Straight Ahead "

393. "Bless the freeman, bless the slave, /  Bless the hero in his grave, /  Bless the soldier, bless the saint /  Bless all those whose heart grows faint.  -- Strawbs, Benedictus | Cousins "

394. "Don't forget to vote.  -- Frank Zappa"

395. "Giant steps are what you take /  Walking on the moon.  -- Sting | Police, Walking on the Moon | Sting "

396. "And our friends are all aboard, /  Many more of them live next door. /  And the band begins to play...  -- Beatles, Yellow Submarine | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI]) "

397. "Now I'm convinced the whole day long /  That all I learned is always wrong  -- Phish, Character Zero | Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall (Who Is She? Music [BMI]) "

398. "And things are true that I forget /  But no one taught that to me yet  -- Phish, Character Zero | Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall (Who Is She? Music [BMI]) "

399. "What is a band without saxophone? /  Saxophone is grand.  -- Phish, Simple | Mike Gordon (Who Is She? Music [BMI]) "

400. "We are children of the future /  Wonder where in this world we are going to...  -- Steve Miller Blues Band, Children of the Future "

401. "Let's put the fun back in dysfunctional.  -- Denise Caruso"

402. "Who on earth do you think you are? A superstar? Well right you are! /  For we all shine on...  -- John Lennon | Plastic Ono Band, Instant Karma | John Lennon "

403. "If you had just a minute to breathe /  And they granted you one final wish /  Would you ask for something  /  like another chance?  -- Traffic, The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys | Winwood/Capaldi "

404. "Just wanna be misunderstood, /  Wanna be feared in my neighborhood. /  Just wanna be a moody man, /  Say things that nobody can understand.  -- Pete Townshend | Townshend-Lane, Misunderstood | Townshend  |  Rough Mix (Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane) "

405. "Cool walkin' /  Smooth talkin' /  Straight smokin' /  Fire stokin'  -- Pete Townshend | Townshend-Lane, Misunderstood | Townshend  |  Rough Mix (Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane) "

406. "I wanna be either old or young, /  Don't like where I ended up or where I begun.  -- Pete Townshend | Townshend-Lane, Misunderstood | Townshend  |  Rough Mix (Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane) "

407. "Give me a heart to hang onto, /  Give me a soul that's tailored new.  -- Pete Townshend | Townshend-Lane, A Heart to Hang Onto | Townshend  |  Rough Mix (Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane) "

408. "And in the end, /  The love you take /  Is equal to the love /  You make.  -- Beatles, The End | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Abbey Road "

409. "One moment's face, /  One moment's final fall from grace /   -- Procul Harum, Wreck of the Hesperus | Matthew Fisher/Keith Reid "

410. "Life is like a beanstalk. /  Isn't it?  -- Procul Harum, In Held Twas In I | Gary Brooker/Keith Reid/Matthew Fisher  |  Shine On Brightly (LP) "

411. "It's so very lonely, /  You're two thousand light years from home.  -- Rolling Stones, 2000 Light Years From Home | Jagger/Richards "

412. "Why don't we sing this song all together, /  Open our heads let the pictures come.  -- Rolling Stones, Sing This All Together | Jagger/Richards "

413. "Sharpening stones, /  Walking on coals, /  To improve your business acumen.  -- R.E.M., Exhuming McCarthy | Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (Night Garden Music [BMI]) admin. by Unichappel Music, Inc.) "

414. "Try and tell us something /  We don't know.  -- R.E.M., Disturbance at the Heron House | Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (Night Garden Music [BMI]) admin. by Unichappel Music, Inc.) "

415. "Once upon a time you dressed so fine, /  Threw the bums a dime in your prime, /  Didn't you?  -- Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone | Dylan (Sony) "

416. "Look south, to where your mother dwells /  If she knew what's going down, she'd give you hell /  I'm the kind of man she warned me of /  'Till there was rock you only had God  -- David Bowie, Sweet Head | David Bowie (Jones Music/MainMan Ltd. [ASCAP])  |  Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars "

417. "You're too old to lose it, too young to choose it /  And the clock waits so patiently on your song  -- David Bowie, Rock 'n' Roll Suicide | David Bowie (Jones Music America [ASCAP])  |  Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars "

418. "Goes to show, you don't ever know. /  Watch each card you play, and play it slow. -- Grateful Dead, Deal | Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter (Ice Nine Publishing [ASCAP]) "

419. "you can reach but you can't grab it /  you can't hold it control it you can't bag it -- U2, Discotheque | U2 (Polygram International Publishing [ASCAP]) "

420. "In the dime stores and bus stations /  People talk of situations /  Read books, repeat quotations /  Draw conclusions on the wall /  Some speak of the future /  My love, she speaks softly /  She knows there's no success like failure /  And that failure's no success at all  -- Bob Dylan, Love Minus Zero/No Limit | Dylan (Sony) "

421. "I'm Uncle Sam, /  That's who I am. /  Been hiding out /  In a rock 'n' roll band!  -- Grateful Dead, U.S. Blues | Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter (Ice Nine Publishing [ASCAP]) "

422. "Green specks bright spiraling out in the sky /  catch my eye turn my head have to look don't know why  -- Byrds, I See You | Jim McGuinn & David Crosby (Tickson Music [BMI]) "

423. "We gotta get out of this place, /  If it's the last thing we ever do. /  We gotta get out of this place, /  Girl there's a better life /  For me and you.  -- Animals, We Gotta Get Out of This Place | Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Inc. [BMI]) "

424. "And it really doesn't matter /  If I'm wrong I'm right /  Where I belong I'm right /  Where I belong. -- Beatles, Fixing a Hole | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

425. "What I want is what I've not got /  But what I need is all around me  -- Dave Matthews Band, Jimi Thing | Dave Matthews [ASCAP] "

426. "Sometimes I walk there /  Well yes, God knows, sometimes I take a bus there -- Dave Matthews Band, Jimi Thing | Dave Matthews [ASCAP] "

427. "Was she told when she was young /  That pain would lead to pleasure, /  Did she understand it when they said, /  That a man must break his back /  To earn his day of leisure, /  Will she still believe it when he's dead.  -- Beatles, Girl | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Rubber Soul "

428. "Come on out around the world /  Are you ready for a brand new beat?  -- Martha Reeves | Vandellas, Dancin' in the Street | Stevenson/Gaye/I. Hunter "

429. "Why on earth are we here? /  Surely not to live in pain and fear!  -- John Lennon | Plastic Ono Band, Instant Karma | John Lennon "

430. "Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light? /  Or just a lost angel...  -- Doors, L.A. Woman | Jim Morrison & the Doors "

431. "Life's rich demand creates supply in the hand /  Of the powers, the only vote that matters  -- R.E.M., Begin the Begin | Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (Night Garden Music [BMI]) admin. by Unichappel Music, Inc.) "

432. "There's the progress we have found (when the rain) /  A way to talk around the problem (when the children reign) /  Building towered foresight (keep your conscience in the dark) /  isn't anything at all (melt the statues in the park) /  Buy the sky and sell the sky and bleed the sky and tell the sky /  Don't fall on me  -- R.E.M., Fall on Me | Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (Night Garden Music [BMI]) admin. by Unichappel Music, Inc.) "

433. "All the people gather /  Fly to carry each his burden /  We are young despite the years we are concern /  We are hope despite the times /  All of the sudden, these days /  Happy throngs, take this joy wherever, wherever you go  -- R.E.M., These Days | Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (Night Garden Music [BMI]) admin. by Unichappel Music, Inc.) "

434. "Let's put our heads together and start a new country up /  Our father's father's father tried, erased the parts he didn't like  -- R.E.M., Cuyahoga | Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (Night Garden Music [BMI]) admin. by Unichappel Music, Inc.) "

435. "This is where we walked, this is where we swam /  Take a picture here, take a souvenir  -- R.E.M., Cuyahoga | Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (Night Garden Music [BMI]) admin. by Unichappel Music, Inc.) "

436. "The madcap laughed at the man on the border /  Hey, ho, huff the talbot /  The winds they blew and the leaves did wag /  And they'll never put me in their bag -- Syd Barrett, Octopus | Syd Barrett (Lupus Music Ltd./EMI Records Ltd.) "

437. "When I'm sad, she comes to me, /  With a thousand smiles she gives to me free.  -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, Little Wing | Jimi Hendrix (Yameta Co. Ltd. [BMI]) "

438. "I just want to talk to you. /  I won't do you no harm, /  I just want to know about your different lives, /  on this here people farm.  -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, Up From the Skies | Jimi Hendrix (Yameta Co. Ltd. [BMI]) "

439. "I just want to know about, the rooms behind your minds, /  Do I see a vacuum there, or am I going blind?  -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, Up From the Skies | Jimi Hendrix (Yameta Co. Ltd. [BMI]) "

440. "I have lived here before, the days of ice, /  And of course this is why I'm so concerned, /  And I come back to find the stars misplaced /  And the smell of a world that has burned.  -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, Up From the Skies | Jimi Hendrix (Yameta Co. Ltd. [BMI]) "

441. "I want to know about the new Mother Earth, /  I want to see and hear everything... -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, Up From the Skies | Jimi Hendrix (Yameta Co. Ltd. [BMI]) "

442. "If the sun refuse to shine, /  I don't mind, I don't mind.  -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, If 6 was 9 | Jimi Hendrix (Yameta Co. Ltd. [BMI]) "

443. "White collared conservative flashing down the street, /  Pointing their plastic finger at me. /  They're hoping soon my kind will drop and die, /  But I'm gonna wave my freak flag high, high. /  Wave on, wave on...  -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, If 6 was 9 | Jimi Hendrix (Yameta Co. Ltd. [BMI]) "

444. "Alright, if all the hippies cut off all their hair, /  I don't care, I don't care. /  Dig, 'cos I got my own world to live through /  And I ain't gonna copy you.  -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, If 6 was 9 | Jimi Hendrix (Yameta Co. Ltd. [BMI]) "

445. "I'm just a soul whose intentions are good, /  Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.  -- Animals, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood | Benjamin/Marcus/Caldwell (Benny Benjamin Music, Inc. [ASCAP]) "

446. "I recommend biting off more than you can chew to anyone /  I certainly do /  I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time /  Feel free...  -- Alanis Morissette, You Learn | Morissette/Ballard "

447. "I'd rather die happy, than not die at all. /  For a man is a fool who will not heed the call.  -- Band, The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show | Robbie Robertson (Canaan Music [ASCAP]) "

448. "Now and then you see a soul and you fall in love, /  You can't do a thing about it.  -- Pete Townshend, Now and Then | Townshend  |  Psycho Derelict "

449. "I'm goin' down and if I don't come back /  Tie all my dope on a wire wheel track /  Give it to the man who'll have them back /  From my life /  From my life  -- Grace Slick | Kantner Slick & Freiberg, Walkin | Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (God Tunes and Mole Music [BMI]) "

450. "Take my hand it's an avalanche /  It'll worry your mind but take a chance /  Take off your tie but don't leave the dance /  Of your life /  Of your life  -- Grace Slick | Kantner Slick & Freiberg, Walkin | Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (God Tunes and Mole Music [BMI]) "

451. "And we note our place with book markers /  That measure what we've lost. -- Paul Simon | Simon & Garfunkel, The Dangling Conversation | Paul Simon "

452. "Like a poem poorly written, /  We are versus out of rhythm, /  Couplets out of rhyme /  In syncopated time. -- Paul Simon | Simon & Garfunkel, The Dangling Conversation | Paul Simon "

453. "Yes, we speak of things that matter, /  With words that must be said: /  Can analysis be worthwhile? /  Is the theater really dead?  -- Paul Simon | Simon & Garfunkel, The Dangling Conversation | Paul Simon "

454. "We are spirits /  In the material world  -- Sting | Police, Spirits in the Material World | Sting "

455. "The river flows /  It flows to the sea /  Wherever that river goes /  That's where I want to be.  -- Byrds, Ballad of Easy Rider | Roger McGuinn & Bob Dylan "

456. "What's it all about, anyone in doubt, /  I don't want to go until I've found it all out.  -- Cream, N. S. U. | Jack Bruce "

457. "Driving in my car, smoking my cigar, /  The only time I'm happy's when I play my guitar.  -- Cream, N. S. U. | Jack Bruce "

458. "Who wants the worry, the hurry of city life. /  Money, nothing funny; wasting the best of our life.  -- Cream, Sweet Wine | Ginger Baker and Janet Godfrey "

459. "A woman is like a dresser, some man always running through its drawers. -Cream, Four Until Late | Robert Johnson "

460. "You thought the leaden winter would bring you down forever, /  But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun. /   -- Cream, Tales of Brave Ulysses | Eric Clapton and Martin Sharp "

461. "And you see a girl's brown body dancing through the turquoise, /  And her footprints make you follow where the sky loves the sea. /  And when your fingers find her, she drowns you in her body, /  Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind.  -- Cream, Tales of Brave Ulysses | Eric Clapton and Martin Sharp "

462. "If you lose your money, great God, don't lose your mind. /  And if you lose your woman, please don't fool with mine.  -- Cream, Outside Woman Blues | Arthur 'Blind Willie' Reynolds "

463. "You said no strings could secure you at the station. /  Platform ticket, restless diesels, goodbye windows. /  I walked into such a sad time at the station. /  As I walked out, felt my own need just beginning.  -- Cream, White Room | Jack Bruce and Pete Brown "

464. "Instant Karma's gonna get you /  Gonna knock you right in the head  -- John Lennon | Plastic Ono Band, Instant Karma | John Lennon "

465. "I lit out from Reno, I was trailed by twenty hounds. /  Didn't get to sleep that night 'till the morning came around. /  Set out runnin' but I take my time, /  A friend of the devil is a friend of mine. /  If I get home before daylight, /  I just might get some sleep tonight.  -- Grateful Dead, Friend of the Devil | Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, & Robert Hunter (Ice Nine Publishing [ASCAP]) "

466. "God help us, we're in the hands of engineers.  -- Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park "

467. "Sickness will surely take the mind /  Where minds can't usually go. /  Come on the amazing journey /  And learn all you should know.  -- Who, Amazing Journey | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

468. "If your child ain't all he should be now /  This girl will put him right. /  I'll show him what he could be now /  Just give me one night. -- Who, The Acid Queen | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

469. "I'm the Gypsy-the acid Queen. /  Pay before we start. /  I'm the Gypsy-the acid queen /  I'll tear your soul apart.  -- Who, The Acid Queen | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

470. "Gather your wits and hold on fast, /  Your mind must learn to roam. /  Just as the Gypsy Queen must do /  You're gonna hit the road.  -- Who, The Acid Queen | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

471. "He stands like a statue, /  Becomes part of the machine. /  Feeling all the bumpers /  Always playing clean.  -- Who, Pinball Wizard | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

472. "He plays by intuition, /  The digit counters fall. /  That deaf dumb and blind kid /  Sure plays a mean pin ball!  -- Who, Pinball Wizard | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

473. "How do you think he does it? I don't know! /  What makes him so good?  -- Who, Pinball Wizard | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

474. "His disciples lead him in /  And he just does the rest.  -- Who, Pinball Wizard | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

475. "See me, feel me, touch me, heal me. -- Who, Go to the Mirror Boy | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

476. "See me, feel me, touch me, heal me. -- Who, We're Not Gonna Take It | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

477. "Let's forget you better still!  -- Who, We're Not Gonna Take It | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

478. "Listening to you I get the music. /  Gazing at you I get the heat /  Following you I climb the mountain /  I get excitement at your feet!  -- Who, We're Not Gonna Take It | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

479. "Right behind you I see the millions /  On you I see the glory. /  From you I get opinions. /  Form you I get the story.  -- Who, We're Not Gonna Take It | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

480. "She knew from the start /  Deep down in her heart /  That she and Tommy were worlds apart, /  But her Mother said never mind your part... /  is to be what you'll be.  -- Who, Sally Simpson | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

481. "I'm FREE -- I'm free, /  And freedom tastes of reality...  -- Who, I'm Free | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

482. "If I told you what it takes to reach the highest high, /  You'd laugh and say 'nothing's that simple'/  But you've been told many times before /  Messiahs pointed to the door /  And no one had the guts to leave the temple!  -- Who, I'm Free | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

483. "Come to my house /  Be one of the comfortable people.  -- Who, Welcome | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

484. "The camp with a difference, never mind the weather, /  When you come to Tommy's, the holiday's forever!  -- Who, Tommy's Holiday Camp | Keith Moon  |  Tommy "

485. "Hey you gettin' drunk /  So sorry, I've got you sussed. /  Hey you smokin' mother nature, /  You missed the bus. /  Hey hung up old mister normal /  Don't try to gain my trust.  -- Who, We're Not Gonna Take It | Pete Townshend  |  Tommy "

486. "It was twenty years ago today, /  Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play /  They've been going in and out of style /  But they're guaranteed to raise a smile.  -- Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

487. "I get by with a little help from my friends, /  I get high with a little help from my friends... -- Beatles, With a Little Help From My Friends | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

488. "What do you see when you turn out the light, /  I can't tell you, but I know it's mine.  -- Beatles, With a Little Help From My Friends | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

489. "Picture yourself in a boat on a river, /  With tangerine trees and marmalade skies /  Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, /  A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.  -- Beatles, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

490. "Newspaper taxis appear on the shore, /  Waiting to take you away. /  Climb in the back with your head in the clouds, /  And you're gone.  -- Beatles, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

491. "Man I was mean but I'm changing my scene /  And I'm doing the best that I can.  -- Beatles, Getting Better | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

492. "I used to get mad at my school /  The teachers that taught me weren't cool /  You're holding me down, turning me round /  Filling me up with your rules.  -- Beatles, Getting Better | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

493. "See the people standing there who disagree and never win /  And wonder why they don't get in my door.  -- Beatles, Fixing a Hole | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

494. "Fun is the one thing that money can't buy /  Something inside that was always denied /  For so many years. Bye, bye  -- Beatles, She's Leaving Home | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

495. "Having been some days in preparation /  A splendid time is guaranteed for all  -- Beatles, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

496. "We were talking -- about the space between us all /  And the people -- who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion  -- Beatles, Within You Without You | George Harrison (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

497. "With our love -- we could save the world -- if they only knew.  -- Beatles, Within You Without You | George Harrison (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

498. "Try to realize it's all within yourself no-one else can make you change /  And to see you're really only very small, and life flows on within you and without you.  -- Beatles, Within You Without You | George Harrison (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

499. "We were talking -- about the love that's gone so cold and the people, /  Who gain the world and lose their soul -- they don't know -- they can't see -- are you one of them? -- Beatles, Within You Without You | George Harrison (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

500. "Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in /  Nothing to say but what a day how's your boy been /  Nothing to do it's up to you /  I've got nothing to say but it's O.K. -- Beatles, Good Morning, Good Morning | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

501. "I ready the news today oh boy /  About a lucky man who made the grade  -- Beatles, A Day in the Life | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

502. "And though the news was rather sad /  Well I just had to laugh /  I saw the photograph.  -- Beatles, A Day in the Life | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

503. "A crowd of people turned away /  But I just had to look /  Having read the book.  -- Beatles, A Day in the Life | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

504. "Woke up, fell out of bed, /  Dragged a comb across my head  -- Beatles, A Day in the Life | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI])  |  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "

505. "We can beat them, just for one day /  We can be Heroes, just for one day  -- David Bowie, 'Heroes' | David Bowie (Jones Music America [ASCAP])  |  Heroes "

506. "WIR FAHR'N FAHR'N FAHR'N AUF DER AUTOBAHN /  (We are driving, driving, driving on the Autobahn) /  VOR UNS LIEGT EIN WEITES TAL /  (Before us is a huge valley)  -- Kraftwerk, Autobahn | Ralf Hutter/Florian Schneider (Intersong-USA Inc. [ASCAP])  |  Autobahn "

507. "Just as long as I'm in this world /  I am the light of this world. -- Jorma Kaukonen | Hot Tuna, I am the Light of this World | Rev. Gary Davis  |  Quah "

508. "When the truth is found to be lies /  And all of the joy within you dies, /  Don't you want somebody to love?  -- Jefferson Airplane, Somebody to Love | Darby Slick (Irving Music, Inc. [BMI]) "

509. "Now there's revolution /  But we don't know what we're fighting  -- Ian Anderson | Jethro Tull, Living in the Past | Ian Anderson "

510. "But I didn't know, that you were puttin' me on /  And I'll probably feel a whole lot better /  When you're gone...  -- Byrds, I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better | Gene Clark (Tickson Music [BMI])  |  Mr. Tambourine Man "

511. "I am skin and bones, I am pointy nose /  But it motherfuckin' makes me try  -- Jane's Addiction, Ain't No Right | Perry Farrell, Eric Avery, Dave Navarro & Stephen Perkins "

512. "Ain't no wrong now, ain't no right /  Only pleasure and pain  -- Jane's Addiction, Ain't No Right | Perry Farrell, Eric Avery, Dave Navarro & Stephen Perkins "

513. "Well I been praying for salvation /  Laying around in a one-room country shack  -- Bob Dylan, Dirt Road Blues | Bob Dylan (Sony) "

514. "Gonna walk down that dirt road /  'Till someone lets me ride  -- Bob Dylan, Dirt Road Blues | Bob Dylan (Sony) "

515. "Every time I get the inspiration /  to go change things around. /  No one wants to help me look for places /  Where new things might be found.  -- Beach Boys, I Just Wasn't Made For These Times | Brian Wilson/Tony Asher  |  Pet Sounds "

516. "Well I know what's right, I got just one life /  In a world that keeps on pushin' me around /  But I'll stand my ground...  -- Tom Petty, I Won't Back Down | T. Pettty, J. Lynn  |  Full Moon Fever "

517. "Where can I turn when my fairweather friends cop out? /  What's it all about?  -- Beach Boys, I Just Wasn't Made For These Times | Brian Wilson/Tony Asher  |  Pet Sounds "

518. "Love is here today and it's gone tomorrow it's here and gone so fast.  -- Beach Boys, Here Today | Brian Wilson/Tony Asher  |  Pet Sounds "

519. "They come on like they're peaceful, but inside they're so uptight. /  They trip through the day and waste all their thoughts at night.  -- Beach Boys, I Know There's an Answer | Brian Wilson/T. Sachen/Mike Love  |  Pet Sounds "

520. "I know so many people who think they can do it alone /  They isolate their heads and stay in their safety zones.  -- Beach Boys, I Know There's an Answer | Brian Wilson/T. Sachen/Mike Love  |  Pet Sounds "

521. "I once had a dream so I packed up and split for the city. /  I soon found out that my lonely life wasn't so pretty.  -- Beach Boys, That's Not Me | Brian Wilson/Tony Asher  |  Pet Sounds "

522. "Wouldn't it be nice if we were older /  Then we wouldn't have to wait so long. /  And wouldn't it be nice to live together /  In the kind of world where we belong.  -- Beach Boys, Wouldn't It Be Nice | Brian Wilson/Tony Asher  |  Pet Sounds "

523. "What you want /  Baby I got it /  What you need /  Y'know I got it /  All I'm askin' is /  For a little respect when you come home.  -- Aretha Franklin, Respect | Otis Redding "

524. "And a rock feels no pain. /  And an island never cries.  -- Paul Simon | Simon & Garfunkel, I Am a Rock | Paul Simon "

525. "The world around you... /  It never catches up with you!  -- Jefferson Airplane, Share a Little Joke | Marty Balin "

526. "Surry down /  to a stoned soul picnic /  There'll be lots of time and wine /  red yellow honey sassafras and moonshine  -- Laura Nyro, Stoned Soul Picnic | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  Eli and the Thirteenth Confession "

527. "Well there's an avenue of Devil who believe in stone /  You can meet the Captain at the dead end zone /  What Devil doesn't know is that Devil can't stay /  Doesn't know he's seen his day  -- Laura Nyro, Luckie | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  Eli and the Thirteenth Confession "

528. "My troubles are many they're as deep as a well /  I swear there ain't no heaven and I pray there ain't no hell  -- Laura Nyro, And When I Die | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  The First Songs "

529. "And when I die and when I'm gone /  there'll be one child born and a world to carry on  -- Laura Nyro, And When I Die | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  The First Songs "

530. "I'm not scared of dyin' and I don't really care /  if it's peace you find in dyin' /  Well then let the time be near /  if it's peace you find in dyin' /  When dyin' time is here /  just bundle up my coffin /  cause it's cold way down there  -- Laura Nyro, And When I Die | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  The First Songs "

531. "All I ask of livin' is to have no chains on me /  and all I ask of dyin' is to go naturally  -- Laura Nyro, And When I Die | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  The First Songs "

532. "I was born from love and my poor mother worked the mines /  I was raised on the good book Jesus 'til I read between the lines /  now I don't believe I want to see the morning  -- Laura Nyro, Stoney End | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  The First Songs "

533. "Never mind the forecast 'cause the sky has lost control /  'cause the fury and the broken thunder's /  come to match my ragin' soul  -- Laura Nyro, Stoney End | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  The First Songs "

534. "I've been to sugar town /  I've shook the sugar down /  Now I'm trying to get to heaven before they close the door.  -- Bob Dylan, Trying to Get to Heaven | Bob Dylan (Sony) "

535. "And the dangling conversation, /  And the superficial sighs, /  Are the borders of our lives.  -- Paul Simon | Simon & Garfunkel, The Dangling Conversation | Paul Simon "

536. "Everybody cryin' mercy /  When they don't know the meaning of the word.  -- Mose Allison, Everybody Cryin' Mercy | Mose Allison "

537. "I'm just another little middle class white boy /  Out tryin' to have some fun.  -- Mose Allison, Another Middle Class White Boy | Mose Allison "

538. "If you go down in the flood it's gonna be your fault. /  Oh pretty mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now?  -- Bob Dylan, Down in the Flood | Bob Dylan (Sony) "

539. "When the rain comes /  They run and hide their heads /  They might as well be dead.  -- Beatles, Rain | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI]) "

540. "He just grinned, shook my hand, /  No was all he said. -- Band, The Weight | Robbie Robertson (Canaan Music [ASCAP]) "

541. "And if I thought it would do any good /  I'd stand on the rock where Moses stood.  -- Band, When You Awake | Robbie Robertson (Canaan Music [ASCAP]) "

542. "If I had a gun for every ace I've drawn /  I could arm a town the size of Abilene.  -- Grateful Dead, Loser | Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter (Ice Nine Publishing [ASCAP]) "

543. "Remember what the dormouse said: /  Feed your head. -- Grace Slick | Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit | Slick (BMI) -- Irving Music/BMG Music "

544. "Twenty-three I'm so tired of life /  Such a shame to throw it all away /  The images grow darker still /  Could I have been anyone other than me? -- Dave Matthews Band, Dancing Nancies | Dave Matthews [ASCAP] "

545. "And if I go insane /  Please don't put your wires in my brain  -- Pink Floyd, If | Roger Waters (TRO-Hampshire House Publishing [ASCAP])  |  Atom Heart Mother "

546. "You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world /  I'll give you everything anything if you want thing  -- Pink Floyd, Bike | Syd Barrett  |  The Piper at the Gates of Dawn "

547. "We are stardust, we are golden /  And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. /   -- Joni Mitchell, Woodstock | Joni Mitchell "

548. "Architects may come and /  Architects may go and /  Never change your point of view.  -- Paul Simon | Simon & Garfunkel, So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright | Paul Simon "

549. "In my five-o'clock world she waits for me, /  Nothing else matters at all.  -- Hal Ketchum, Five O'Clock World | Allen Reynolds "

550. "I shot the sheriff, /  But I did not shoot no deputy  -- Bob Marley | Bob Marley & the Wailers, I Shot the Sheriff | B. Marley "

551. "Don't you leave me here, /  Don't you leave me here. /  If you must go please leave a dime for beer... /  Don't you do like me, /  Drink your good cherry wine, let that whiskey be... /  I'm Alabama bound, /  If that train don't stop and turn around...  -- Charlatans, Alabama Bound "

552. "If you tend to live in the moment, /  The moment is right now.  -- Charlatans, Time to Get Straight | Darrell De Vore "

553. "And we will run the ridges of our green land Tennessee, /  And we will hide for forty years if that's what's meant to be /  Meant to be, meant to be.  -- Kingston Trio, Run the Ridges | John Stewart "

554. "There's a killer on the road, /  His brain is squirming like a toad.  -- Doors, Riders on the Storm | Doors "

555. "Ergo nostra contio psallat jam in lustro, /  Benedicat domino sallus regi nostro.  -- Steeleye Span, Gaudete | traditional "

556. "And we danced all night to a soul fairy band /  and she kissed me just right /  like only a lonely angel can  -- Bruce Springsteen, Spirit in the Night Greetings from Asbury Park "

557. "There's a brand new dance /  That just hit town /  Makes you feel so good /  This dance they call the round and round  -- Bonnie Raitt, Round & Round | J.B. Lenoir/Willie Dixon "

558. "Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats /  Too noble to neglect /  Deceived me into thinking /  I had something to protect /  Good and bad, I define these terms /  Quite clear, no doubt, somehow. /  Ah, but I was so much older then, /  I'm younger than that now.  -- Bob Dylan, My Back Pages | Bob Dylan (Sony) "

559. "No I ain't wastin' time no more, /  Cause time goes by like... hurricane....  -- Allman Brothers, Ain't Wasting Time No More | Gregory Allman (No Exit Music Co. Inc. [BMI]) "

560. "Jean-Paul Belmondo and Mary Quant got /  Stoned to say the least. /  Ginsberg, he ended up drying and so he /  Took a trip out East.  -- Donovan Leitch | Donovan, Sunny South Kensington | Donovan Leitch "

561. "Come take a walk in Sunny South Kensington /  Any day of the week. /  See the girl with the silk Chinese blouse on /  You know she ain't no freak.  -- Donovan Leitch | Donovan, Sunny South Kensington | Donovan Leitch "

562. "Come bloom soon down Cromwell Road man /  You got to spread your wings. /  Flip out skip out trip out and make your stand folks /  To dig me as I sing.  -- Donovan Leitch | Donovan, Sunny South Kensington | Donovan Leitch "

563. "If you smile at me you know I will understand /  'Cause that is something everybody everywhere  /  Does in the same language.  -- Jefferson Airplane, Wooden Ships | David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Steve Stills "

564. "We are leaving, /  You don't need us.  -- Jefferson Airplane, Wooden Ships | David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Steve Stills "

565. "And it's a fair wind /  Blowing warm out of the south over my shoulder /  Guess I'll set a course and go  -- Crosby Stills & Nash, Wooden Ships | David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Steve Stills "

566. "Police officer, how could it be? /  You could arrest everybody but cruel Stagger Lee? /  Ohh that bad man /  Ohh cruel Stagger Lee. /   Stagger Lee killed Billy DeLyon over a five-gallon Stetson hat /   He standin' on the gallows, head held way up high, /  At 12 o'clock they killed him /  They was all glad to see him die. /  Ohh that bad man /  Ohh cruel Stagger Lee.  -- Stagger Lee a.k.a. Stackalee, Stack O'Lee, Stackolee, Mrs. DeLion's Lament | Traditional. Frank Hutchison, Furry Lewis, New Lost City Ramblers, etc. "

567. "I'm a one-eyed jack /  Peepin' in a seafood store...  -- Joe Turner | Big Joe Turner, Shake, Rattle and Roll "

568. "All I want in this life of mine is some good clean fun /  All I want in this life and time is some hit and run  -- Little Feat, Fat Man in the Bathtub | Lowell George [Naked Snake Music, ASCAP] "

569. "I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up /  something else.  -- Lily Tomlin"

570. "Can you answer? Yes I can, /  But what would be the answer to the answer man?  -- Grateful Dead, St. Stephen | Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter (Ice Nine Publishing [ASCAP]) "

571. "And the code is a play /  A play is a song /  A song is a film /  A film is a dance /  Boot me up on the Zen Machine  -- Utopia, Zen Machine | Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Kasim Sulton & Willie Wilcox "

572. "Riding on that New Delhi freight train /  Yeah I left my life behind.  -- Little Feat, New Delhi Freight Train | Terry Allen (Green Shoes Pub. Co. [BMI])  |  Time Loves a Hero "

573. "I'm getting bugged driving up and down the same old strip. /  I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip.  -- Beach Boys, I Get Around | Brian Wilson "

574. "Despite all the computation /  You know you could just dance to that rock and roll station.  -- Velvet Underground, Rock & Roll | Lou Reed (Oakfield Ave. Music LTD. [BMI]) "

575. "Come on people come on children /  there's a king at the glory river /  and the precious king he loved the people to sing /  babes in the blinkin' sun sang we shall overcome!  -- Laura Nyro, Save the Country | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  New York Tendaberry "

576. "Gonna take the dream and ride the dove /  We could build the dream with love.  -- Laura Nyro, Save the Country | L. Nyro (Tuna Fish Music [BMI])  |  New York Tendaberry "

577. "Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation) /  I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)  -- Who, My Generation | Pete Townshend  |  The Who Sings My Generation "

578. "Reach out for me, hold me tight, hold that memory. /  Let my machine talk to me. Let my machine talk to me. -- R.E.M., World Leader Pretend | Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (Night Garden Music [BMI]) admin. by Unichappel Music, Inc.) "

579. "The trouble with a classicist he looks at a tree /  That's all he sees, he paints a tree /  The trouble with a classicist, he looks at the sky /  He doesn't ask why, he just paints a sky  -- Lou Reed | Lou Reed/John Cale, Trouble with Classicists | Lou Reed and John Cale (Metal Machine Music/John Cale Music [BMI])  |  Songs for Drella "

580. "No matter what I did it never seemed enough /  He said I was lazy, I said I was young /  He said, 'How many songs did you write?' /  I'd written zero, I lied and said, 'Ten.' /  'You won't be young forever /  You should have written fifteen' /  It's work, the most important thing is work /   Andy said a lot of things, I stored them all away in my head /  Sometimes when I can't decide what I should do /  I think what would Andy have said /  He'd probably say you think too much /  That's cause there's work that you don't want to do /  It's work, the most important thing is work  -- Lou Reed | Lou Reed/John Cale, Work | Lou Reed and John Cale (Metal Machine Music/John Cale Music [BMI])  |  Songs for Drella "

581. "Some folks trust in reason /  Others trust in might /  I don't trust nothing /  But I know it come out right -- Grateful Dead, Playing in the Band | Bob Weir & Robert Hunter (Ice Nine Publishing [ASCAP]) "

582. "There's nothing you can do that can't be done. /  Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.  -- Beatles, All You Need is Love | Lennon/McCartney (Northern Songs, Ltd. [BMI]) "

583. "At first, I was iridescent /  Then, I became transparent /  Finally, I was absent  -- Paul Kantner | Jefferson Starship, Starship | Kanter, Slick, Balin, Blackman (BMI)  |  Blows Against the Empire "

584. "Neptune champion games to an aqua world is so very dear /  'Right this way' smiles a mermaid /  I can hear Atlantis, full of cheer.  -- Jimi Hendrix | Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1983 ... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) | Jimi Hendrix  |  Electric Ladyland "

585. "Now If there's a smile on my face /  It's only there trying to fool the public /  But when it comes down to fooling you /  Now honey that's quite a different subject  -- Smokey Robinson | Miracles, Tears of a Clown | William 'Smokey' Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and Henry Cosby (ASCAP) "

586. "When you get to it and you can't do it; there you jolly well are, aren't you? -- Lord Buckley"

587. "Your trouble is, you keep trying to unscrew the unscrutable. -- Ken Kesey"

588. "When you don't live long unless you're fast on your feet /  When they're taking your furniture right out into the street  -- Richard & Linda Thompson | Richard & Linda Thompson, You're Going To Need Somebody | R. Thompson "

589. "Who wants yesterday's papers? /  Nobody in the world.  -- Rolling Stones, Yesterday's Papers | Jagger/Richards "

590. "Living a life of constant change /  Every day means a turn of the page  -- Rolling Stones, Yesterday's Papers | Jagger/Richards "

591. "There's no time to lose I heard her say /  Cash your dreams before they slip away /  Dying all the time lose your dreams and you /  Will lose your mind ain't life unkind -- Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday | Jagger/Richards "

592. "Don't question why she needs to be so free /  She'll tell you it's the only way to be /  She just can't be chained to a life where nothing's gained /  And nothing's lost at such a cost -- Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday | Jagger/Richards "

593. "There'll come a time when most of us return here /  Brought back by our desire to be /  A perfect entity /  Living through a million years of crying /  Until you've realized the Art of Dying /  Do you believe me?   -- George Harrison, Art of Dying | Harrison "

594. "And now that it's shining through /  And you can see all this world /  Don't let it stop, never fade away  -- George Harrison, That's What It Takes | Harrison "

595. "Back then long time ago when grass was green /  Woke up in a daze /  Arrived like stangers in the night /  Fab - long time ago when we was fab /  Fab - back when income tax was all we had /   -- George Harrison, When We Was Fab | Harrison "

596. "Sunrise doesn't last all morning /  A cloudburst doesn't last all day /  Seems my love is up and left you with no warning /  But it's not always been that way /  All things must pass...all things must pass away. -- George Harrison, All Things Must Pass | Harrison "

597. "Who's to say where the wind will take you /  Who's to know what it is will break you -- U2, Kite | U2 (Polygram International Publishing [ASCAP]) "

598. "The last of the rock stars /  When hip hop drove the big cars /  In the time when new media /  Was the big idea /  That was the big idea  -- U2, Kite | U2 (Polygram International Publishing [ASCAP]) "

599. "Hoy, Hoy, Hoy! -- Wynonie Harris & His All Stars, Good Rockin' Tonight | Roy Brown | one of the first lyrics of rock 'n' roll"


Familiar Quotes in Rock Music and Fiction (Collected by Tony Bove)