“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”

The man behind the curtain – Wizard of Oz


“It’s not what you got that counts, it’s what you DO with what you got.”



“Everything is on the table; including the table.”



“I ain’t no porcupine. Take off your kid gloves. Are you ready for this thing called love?”

John Hiatt


“How do I know what I think until I hear what I say?”

Krista, Tempe, 1984


“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.”

The Beatles


“No one can get past a choice they don’t understand.”

The Matrix


“You can’t step into the same river twice.”

Paraphrasing Heraclitus


“Art is more than making artifacts.”



“‘I’ is the whole body. Liberation is founded on intuitive insight into the sparative gesture that is the whole body itself. The natural practice is spontaneous sacrifice loving service, not motivated inwardness and the unending strategy of thought. Real meditation is direct and present penetration of the lie of independent existence, the whole reflex of contradiction toward a point, including the lie of time and space, which is the persuasive scheme of objective points of attention, above and below.”

Bubba Free John


“Crimson flames tied through my ears, rollin’ high and mighty traps

Pounced with fire on flaming roads using ideas as my maps

‘We’ll meet on edges, soon,’ said I, proud ‘neath heated brow

Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.”

Bob Dylan


“In a sense we definitely are living in a simulation, since what we experience is coloured by our own selective experience and judgment, expectations, our own programming. How we perceive ‘reality’ may well not be particularly real. Equally, what we are fed, plus groupthink, societal ‘norms’ and expectations, biases, etc., can take us a very long way from being able to objectively perceive what is actually happening. We are a walking Matrix. It’s virtually impossible to step outside your own normal and become embedded in any kind of physical reality. You only have to look at other societies around the world and how insane they look to realise that.



“I have come unstuck in time”

Billy Pilgrim in “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut


“Our heads are round so thought can change direction”

Francis Picabia

This observation comes from French painter Frances Picbia, whose career embodied this idea so perfectly the same quote was chosen as the title of a MOMA exhibit about his life’s work. A singularly eclectic and unpredictable artist, Picaba was known for challenging conventional modernist art and frequently changing his own artistic style. His words and art remind us that creating something truly innovative requires being able to think flexibly, always open to new approaches, ideas and possibilities.