Musings & Meditations

Prejudice

Posted in Quotes by Pam Keesey on September 1, 2010

“The worst aspect of our time is prejudice. In almost everything I’ve written, there is a thread of this—man’s seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.” ~ Rod Serling

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Nothing is Original

Posted in Art & Society, Quotes by Pam Keesey on November 19, 2009

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photos, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.’

~ Jim Jarmusch

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Death is the opposite of life

Posted in Quotes by Pam Keesey on October 6, 2009

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Death by Female

Posted in Art & Society, Mythology and Folklore by Pam Keesey on July 24, 2009

Death by female. Yeah, it’s a worry.

~ Jeanette Winterson
from an interview with Bill Moyers

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Public Dreams and Private Myths

Posted in Quotes, Spirituality by Pam Keesey on March 18, 2009

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

— Joseph Campbell

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