• I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. -Gilda Radner
  • Class is for rich people. When I’m rich, I’ll be classy as fuck. -Michael Barr
  • It’s not nice to shove people into caves but it’s nice to say you’re welcome. -Aaliyah
  • He’s one of these New Negroes who think that just because he has a six figure bank account, lives in an integrated neighborhood and has white folks telling him how talented and wonderful he is all day long then surely there CAN’T be anything even resembling racism in the world. -Derrick Ferguson
  • Yeah, but sometimes being petty is how we get through adulthood. -Heather Carrico
  • There’s nothing more joyous for me than those school dances. Slow-dancing at the Valentine’s Day banquet with the girl you have a crush on, and the DJ spins ‘Before I Let You Go,’ by Blackstreet. And the shit is magical, and you think about it for the next eight months. -Bruno Mars
  • I always tell people, just because you take a turn to the left or a turn to the right, you can get back on your path at any time. -Danyel Smith
  • Don’t bring no stinking veggie tray, it’s Man Day mannnnn! -Eric Jordan
  • …But frankly, some days, I question her ability to find her ass with both hands, so she’s probably just not doing it right. -Heather Carrico
  • I’m an introverted person, especially with problems. I feel like I can deal with shit on my own and I don’t need to express it. I put up a great front because I don’t want to show [that something bothers me], which is why I respect Wale. I’ve always loved that he says it and he says it right away, like, “Yo, I don’t feel this. Them niggas ain’t showing me no respect.” In a way, that’s therapeutic. To keep it in and suppress it makes it worse. That kind of expressiveness is not prevalent in my music, but you’ll find lines. That shit affected me so much that I had to write a line about it. I can tell you five or six lines where it was addressed. That’s the danger of giving a fuck about what people say in an age where you can see what people say so easily. It’s about getting over that, like, “Man, I don’t give a fuck. I love me. I love this shit I just made. If you like it, fucking great. It you don’t like it, cool. I hope you find some other shit you like.” On my best day that’s how I feel. – J. Cole
  • I like a lot of stuff that I would never try to explain to somebody else. I saw this video years ago that started me thinking I wanted to do more Internet stuff. A guy made a video because he got new Timberlands. He slowly opens the box, and then—you know the sound that the paper makes? He puts the Timbs on and just walks around. His polished wood floor makes that squeaky sound. You never see him above the ankles. And I’d watch it over and over again. He made a beauty video of when you get your new shoes home and you open the box and you’re going to put them on for the first time. That’s a special moment, right? I like people who say, “Let’s just do something with this moment.” A forgotten moment. A meaningless moment. I probably can’t get you into that, but you understand? – Jerry Seinfeld
  • Waiting to be in the mood is the best way to never finish anything. I think this is the case for pretty much anything in life. – Russ Anderson
  • Mr. King never cashed the $5,000 check Mr. Darabont sent him for the right to turn his story into a movie. Years after “Shawshank” came out, the author got the check framed and mailed it back to the director with a note inscribed: “In case you ever need bail money. Love, Steve.” – Frank Darabont via Stephen King
  • Actually, I’m not trying to hit no pinnacles. The thing is, when an artist makes a painting, or a song, he makes it. The way the world responds to it is secondary. If they respond to it, and say it’s great, then he’s going to say great. If they don’t respond to it, does that take away its greatness? No, because he’s already satisfied in his creation. When Wu-Tang first made our first album, I knew it was great. But many people in the industry slept on it. But after it had success, it changed the direction of the industry. So be it. This may be possible now. Or maybe not.
    Regardless, we should always be ourselves. – The RZA