January 24, 2015

If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
Lewis Grizzard
J. R. R. Tolkien

"The General was essentially a man of peace, except in his domestic life."
— Lady Augusta Bracknell (Judi Dench), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
Joseph Epstein

Music of the Heart (1999) (part 1 of 2)
  • Meryl Streep learned to play the violin, by practicing six hours a day for four weeks.
  • Wes Craven said he would only direct Scream 3 (2000) if he could also direct this movie.
  • Many of the children featured in this film are actual students of Ms. Tvaraz and were actually with her during the events (including the Carnegie Hall Extravaganza) that led to the establishment of the Opus 118 East Harlem Violin Program that helped to support Roberta in the public school system.
  • Director Wes Craven's first and only non-horror/thriller film.

  • "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
    Aldous Huxley

  • Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  • At the turn of the last millennium, Dublin Ireland had the largest slave market in the world, run by the Vikings.
  • The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino is 1,149 feet tall, making it the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

  • what goes aroung the world but always stays in a corner?

    Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

    “Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.”

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