"A people are as healthy as the stories they tell themselves.  "

- Ben Okri

"The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all."

- Frederick Buechner

"He had a voice that started out croaky and grew deeper until it seemed to be singing in things, in the table, in the salt and pepper shaker, in the tassles on the carpet trim. That's how deeply he could sing. He sang so that everything else would start singing too."

- from The August Man

"Sometimes you find the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right."

- Grateful Dead