"Kindness covers all of my political beliefs…We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out."
— Roger Ebert. RIP.
"The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light."
Stanley Kubrick, when interviewed by Playboy in 1968.
This quote is particularly relevant due to our Phantoms of Asia exhibition. A large stunning show that tries to address all these larger-than-life issues. Humanity, death, the universe, where we fit in…
"I think the Dalai Lama is an amazing individual, but I think that Tibetans in general are really centered in the heart, coming from a real warm place. Real compassion. I think that all of the years that Tibet spent focused on Buddhism kind of affected the collective consciousness of Tibet and just kinda stayed in. It’s so deeply inlaid in the culture."
— RIP Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the legendary one-and-only Beastie Boys, who had a real seminal role in the adolescence (and adulthood) of many. We wanted to share this quote by him, as we appreciate those with influential power who shine the light on certain things that otherwise may not have made their way into mainstream awareness.