My favorite quotations. I think these and the following music, film and book choices give a good approximation if not a type of summation of my personality.
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Bad Brains, Fishbone, Living Colour, Sonny Sharrock, Miles Davis, Tamar Kali, Jimi Hendrix experience, Band of Gypsies, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blood Ulmer, Eye & I, Rachid, Rasalus, Ziggy Marley, Bob Marley, Apollo Heights, The Veldt, 24-7 Spyz, Funkadelic, Parliament, Love. Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit: Spirituals, Italian Lute Songs, Handel: Alto and Soprano Solo Cantatas, Oboe Sonatas, X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, Bitches Brew, Live Evil, Get Up with it, On The Corner, Big Fun, A Tribute to Jack Johnson, Agartha, Pangea, Dark Magus: Live At Carnegie Hall, Henryk Górecki Symphony No. 3, Porgy and Bess (Glyndebourne album), Ask The Ages, Iron Path, Harmolodic Guitar with Strings, Black and Blues, Tales of Captain Black, Are You Glad to Be in America?, Freelancing, Black Rock, Screaming Headless Torsos(1995), Screaming Headless Torsos(2005), Abraxas, Dirty South Hip Hop Blues, 21st Century Blues... From Da Hood, Stone Crazy!, Feels Like Rain, Sweet Tea, Sad Days Lonely Nights, Most Things Haven't Worked Out, Stain.
Eastern Promises, A History Of Violence, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Audition, Oldboy, Let The Right One In, 30 days of night, Hard Candy, The Reflecting Skin, Near Dark, Solaris(Russian Version), Ran, Kagemusha, Throne of Blood, Rashomon, Alien, Aliens, In the Realm of the Senses, Terminator 2, The Terminator, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade, Blade II, Deep Cover, Bad Company, The Lord Of The Rings(all), Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Paprika, Ghost in the Shell, The Matrix(all), Brotherhood Of The Wolf, Dark City, Hardware, Blade Runner, The Dark Knight, The Dancer Upstairs, Entre Las Piernas, Perdita Durango, The Hurt Locker, The Count of Monte Cristo(2002), Memento, The Night Porter, Vers Le Sud, Shadowboxer, Love In The Time Of Cholera, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Avatar.
helliconia spring, helliconia summer, hyperion, fall of hyperion, Endymion, The Rise of Endymion, The Integral Trees, The Smoke Ring, Black Skin White Masks, Toward the African Revolution, The Wretched of the Earth, A Dying Colonialism, The Autobiography Of Malcolm X, Labor of Love Labor of Sorrow, God of the Oppressed, The Spirituals and the Blues.