Monday, September 29, 2008

Aging is a good thing for whiskey and humans

I hope I have as much class as these people (even Madeline Albright, who was a pretty poor Secretary of State but at least possessed some ability to learn from her own mistakes and from others' expertise--unlike that office's current occupant, who does nothing but give academics a bad name):

Willie Nelson

"Necessity is still the mother of invention, and if we start really needing energy, we'll get it. We have solar, we've got water, we've got all kinds of things that we can use, and eventually people will start realising that there are alternative energies and you don't have to go around the world starting wars over oil.

If everyone just takes care of their own area then we won't have any problems. Be here. Be present. Wherever you are, be there. And look around you and see what needs to be changed."

Jane Goodall

"We've been very arrogant in assuming that there's this sharp line dividing us from the rest of the animal kingdom, and we need to realise that we are not the only beings on this planet with personalities, minds and, above all, feelings and emotions. We need to be a little more respectful."

Dame Judi Dench

"The key to a good relationship is absolutely, undoubtedly: don't take the person for granted. Don't ever think that they're going to come back to you just because you happen to be married. Always make the effort; and hopefully don't make the effort recognisably."

Clint Eastwood

"Take your profession seriously; don't take yourself seriously. Don't take yourself seriously in the process, because you really only matter to a certain degree in the whole circus out here. If a person is confident enough in the way they feel, whether it's an art form or whether it's just in life, it comes off - you don't have anything to prove; you can just be what you are."

Madeleine Albright

"Being a parent is one of the most difficult and demanding and rewarding things that you can possibly be; you really are responsible for the day-to-day upbringing of your child. With grandkids, you can just reward. It's just a perfect relationship.

It's something new, but exercise is very important to my well-being. And I now leg-press over 400lb."

I hope I age that well.

Or this well:

He was smiling... That's right. You know, that, that Luke smile of his. He had it on his face right to the very end. Hell, if they didn't know it 'fore, they could tell right then that they weren't a-gonna beat him. That old Luke smile. Oh, Luke. He was some boy. Cool Hand Luke. Hell, he's a natural-born world-shaker.
Yes, sir, he was.

1 comment:

sunshine said...

"Kid, the next time i say, 'let's go someplace like Bolivia," let's GO someplace like bolivia.
-next time."

cheers, friend.