I know what reading suggestion I'll be making to any stray RNC delegates I run into this weekend:

"The idea of God implies the abdication of human reason and justice; it is the most decisive negation of human liberty and necessarily ends in the enslavement of mankind both in theory and practice. He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity."
--Bakunin, Federalism, Socialism, and Anti-Theologism


Morton Feldman: No salad. No soup. Just blintzes.


"Now people pursue rock music, and they go, 'I have something important to say, and here's what it is, and ooh, I'm singing it from my heart, too.' And it's all too serious. And people totally miss out. They totally miss the fun, Jabberwocky, fun-with-language, fun-with-poetry."

Charles Michael Kittredge Thompson IV, aka Frank Black, in the Sunday Times