Friday, June 13, 2008

Quote For The Day

"You make your own dream. That's the Beatles' story, isn't it? That's Yoko's story. That's what I'm saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself. That's what the great masters and mistresses have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy and worshipped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the instructions are all there for all to see, have always been and always will be. There's nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can't wake you up. You can wake you up. I can't cure you. You can cure you." -John Lennon

On a side note, I've had numerous inquiries as to what "Laudo Pro Dies" means, as well as complaints that nobody knows how to pronounce it. Coupled with the fact that I'm not even sure if I'm using proper Latin grammar, I've decided to retire this unwieldy, and some might say pretentious (you know who you are), appellation. Keeping it real here at Brain Rage.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have figured you for one to give in to peer pressure. I say "Screw Reed!" Keep killing your Laudo Pro, man. Who knows what the hell it means, or if it's grammatically correct, it's your bit and you ought to stick to it.

I'm forwarding you an inspirational email in regards to stick-to-it-iveness.

JBW said...

Honestly, it's not the peer pressure at all; I soured on the title a while back myself but I stuck with it for the sake of continuity. But I want the blog to be fluid and ever changing; evolving, if you will.

Plus, as per my neuroses post a while back: bad grammar in any language bugs the shit out of me.