"Let us take some event in the life of humanity. For instance, war. There is a war going on at the present moment. What does it signify? It signifies that several millions of sleeping people are trying to destroy several millions of other sleeping people. They would not do this, of course, if they were to wake up. Everything that takes place is owing to this sleep."
— George Gurdjieff
Armenian spiritual teacher, born January 13, 1866

"It's a folk singer's job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people."
— Woody Guthrie
American folk singer, born July 14, 1912

"The best way to get to know any bunch of people is to go and listen to their music."
— Woody Guthrie
American folk singer, born July 14, 1912

"Anyone who used more than three chords is just showing off."
— Woody Guthrie
American folk singer, died October 3, 1967

"Love is the only medicine I believe in."
— Woody Guthrie
American folk singer, born July 14, 1912

"You can't write a good song about a whorehouse unless you've been in one."
— Woody Guthrie
American folk singer, born July 14, 1912

"I worked in your orchards of peaches and prunes. I slept on the ground in the light of the moon. On the edge of the city you'll see us and then, we come with the dust and we go with the wind."
— Woody Guthrie
American folk singer, born July 14, 1912

"I decided to take a stab at acting. I entered the American Academy of Dramatic Art, where one teacher told me I'd never make it - I was too tall."
— Fred Gwynne
American actor, born July 10, 1926

"When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a portrait painter. As I got to be older, I realized that as a portrait painter I wouldn't be able to support a goldfish."
— Fred Gwynne
American actor, died July 2, 1993

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
— Tenzin GyatsoSpiritual leader of the Tibetan people, born July 6, 1935

"The best relationships are those where your love for each other exceeds your need for each other."
—¬†Tenzin Gyatso14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, born July 6, 1935

"Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck."
— Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, born July 6, 1935
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