Self-expression Quotes

The aim of life is self-development. To realise one's nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion—these are the two things that govern us.

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The paradox of being a professional artist. How we spend our lives trying to express ourselves well, but we have nothing to tell. We want creativity to be a system of cause and effect. Results. Marketable product. We want dedication and discipline to equal recognition and reward. We get on our art school treadmill, our graduate program for a master’s in fine arts, and practice, practice, practice. With all our excellent skills, we have nothing special to document. According to Peter, nothing pisses us off more than when some strung-out drug addict, a lazy bum, or a slobbering pervert creates a masterpiece. As if by accident.

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I wanna tell ya 'bout it
time is comin'
Just 'round the corner
We don't have very long to go
When we'll be stronger
Our days will be longer
It's comin' soon it might be tomorrow
Can't you feel the power
It's all around and deep down inside
Our numbers growin'
Soon we'll be showin'
We've got the right to rule
We won't be denied
So raise your hands in the air
And I want you to tell the world all about
The day of the rock-rock-rock-rocker!

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Your time is comin'
So you be ready
To show the world to rock 'n' roll
We'll show them feelin'
We'll send them reelin'
They'll know we've got the music in our
control
We'll be in our glory
We'll stand tall ruling over the land
We'll live forever
And then we'll never
Give up the power once it's in our hands
So 'til our day has come, baby
I want you all to raise your battle cry
The day of the rock-rock-rock-rocker
Ahhh, ain't nobody gonna stop us now
Let's go
Rock-rock-rock-rocker!

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