Friday, June 28, 2013

Petaluma, CA

 "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." - Peter Ustinov
 Signs placed along Highway 101 in Petaluma, CA.
 "News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising." - Lord Northcliffe
 "Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets." - Arthur Miller
 "God is dead. Marx is dead. And I don't feel so well myself." - Eugene Ionesco
 "The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you." - David Foster Wallace
YTD - 379

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Los Angeles: Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner

 "I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something...
 Then I realized I was somebody."
 Signs placed over and alongside freeways in Los Angeles. Quotes by Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin.
 "No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up."
 (The above sign has been in plain sight of 140,000 cars per day since June 7th.)

"It's my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain."
"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."
 "All my life, I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific."
 "Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse."
"Remember, we're all in this together alone." 
YTD - 372

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Berkeley/East Bay

 "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." - James Madison
 Signs placed over and alongside freeways in Berkeley, Oakland and Richmond.
 "Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize." - Pauline Kael
"The environment is everything that isn't me." - Albert Einstein
 "Man has no right to kill his brother, it is no excuse that he does so in uniform. He only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder." - Percy Bysshe Shelley
"A few hours' mountain climbing make of a rogue and a saint two fairly equal creatures." - Friedrich Nietzsche
 "We have the power to chose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world." - Jill Bolte Taylor
 "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela
 "Saying 'I'm sorry' is the same as saying 'I apologize.' Except at a funeral." -Demitri Martin
YTD - 363

Friday, June 14, 2013

Earth Posters Around California

"God is what nobody admits to being, and what everybody really is."
Posters placed on freeways around California. Quotations by Alan Watts.

No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

The only Zen you'll find on mountain tops
is the Zen you bring up there with you.

This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

We must see that consciousness is neither an isolated soul nor the mere function of a single nervous system, but of that totality of interrelated stars and galaxies which makes a nervous system possible.

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

It must be obvious... that there is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity.

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.

The greater part of human activity is designed to make permanent those experiences and joys which are only lovable because they are changing.

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

Your soul isn't in your body; your body is in your soul.

YTD - 353