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“You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace”  – Ernie Banks


“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it” – John Lennon

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” – John Lennon

“Chaos is a friend of mine” – Bob Dylan

(“Tiger Stripes – Who I am; Tire Treads – Where I’ve been” – dylan allread)

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You” – Dr. Seuss

“Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand” – Margaret Bourke-White

“I don’t use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough” – M.C. Esher

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings” – Salvador Dali

“At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since” – Salvador Dali

“The Holy Grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it” – Banksy

“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness” – Eckhart Tolle

“Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world” – Eckhart Tolle

“I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious”– Andrew Wyeth

“I’ve never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso” – Diego Rivera

“Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly?”– Frida Kahlo

“God knows there’s a heaven,
God knows it’s out of sight,
God knows we can get all the way from here to there
Even if we’ve got to walk a million miles by candlelight” – Bob Dylan

“This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb” – as read in the graffiti from a photograph taken by George Rodriguez in 1970

“It’s better to burn out than it is to rust” – Neil Young

“I didn’t really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it” – Neil Young

For the businessman, kid and/or slouch
Betty’s got that hat that’s wicked
So get up off your couch
And get your head fitted
By Joseph Banks
Cause these won’t last a minute
21 bills for a flat bill, thanks!

The Brooklyn Betty New Era 59fifty flat bill, The DUMBO Limited Edition

(Digital Design Only, New Era is currently producing it; Artwork by Forest Allread;CLICK ON IT to see it a little bigger)

“Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination” – Anonymous

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other” – Douglas Everett

“Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity, the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity” – Vartan Gregorian