“Still a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest” Simon and Garfunkel “The Boxer” in “Bridge Over Troubled Water

“The number one symptom of heart disease is sudden death” Todd Snider “Greencastle Blues” in “The Excitement Plan

“I've been old enough to die since I was born” Eric Beverly

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts” Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“And the early dawn cracks out a carpet of diamond
 Across a cash crop car lot filled with twilight Coupe Devilles” Tom Waits “The Ghosts Of Saturday Night” in “The Heart of Saturday Night”

“Suffer Joyce, Ray was worth it.” Gail Godwin to Oates in “A Widow's Story:A Memoir” Joyce Carol Oates

Obama: made in the USA” Campaign slogan

“If our brains were simple enough to be understood, we wouldn't be smart enough to understand them.” David Eagleman “ Incognito ”

“If you aren’t confused by quantum physics, then you haven’t really understood it.” Niels Bohr

“All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.” Jean-Luc Godard

“[then] we suddenly realize it's all just been a one-way plane ride to --Orlando!!” Bill Griffth “ Zippy the Pinhead” 08/07/2011

“Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” Abraham Lincoln

“In scores of different ways, we paint investors as the heroes and workers as the sideshow.” E.J. Dionne 09/05/2011

“The food at this place is really terrible . . . and such small portions” Woody Allen “Annie Hall”

“Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering—and it’s all over much too soon.” Woody Allen

“When any state in the Union executes a corporation then, and only then, will I consider a corporation a person.” Many sources

“Click...My favorite picture of you...Is when you are staring straight into the lens” Guy Clark “My Favorite Picture of You”

“I'm a man who's rich in daughters” Greg Brown “ Daughters” in “Iowa Waltz”

“No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” H.L.Mencken

“Nobody loves me but my mother and she could be jivin’ too” B.B.King

“When you strike at a king, you must kill him.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In the dark you can sometimes hear your own heartbeat
Or the heart of the one next to you
And the house settles down after holding itself up all day...” Guy Clark “In the Dark”

“One night, me, Buddy, Elvis and Roy Orbinson were sittin' in a restaurant in Lubbock...”  Waylon Jennings [Liner notes by Don Was for Waymore's Blues (Part II)]