Zen thoughts for 2008.
Quotes in print.
"I have convinced one self to contradict my other self in order to avoid conforming to my identity." (2007)
"A true friend is someone who has seen your DNA, and loves you anyway." (2001)
"I find that the longer I live, the shorter my age." (2000)
so cool, its cryo." (1996)
"Everything is acceptable, including death, as long as it is happening to somebody else." (1995)
"Death is only for those who tire easily, bore quickly, and are over satiated with living. The rest of us just want to stick around." (1993)
"Whenever I hear the words, 'How old are you,' I stutter for an answer: My chronological age is a matter of years in existence, my biological age is vital, my psychological age is growing, my emotional age is mature, my functional age is young." (1996)
"'Age before beauty' is one of my favorite myths because I love to defy it. Catherine Deneuve, in her late 50s looks beautiful and classy. Raquel Welch was the hit of the 1996 Academy Awards party at Spago’s in West Hollywood. Sophia Loren, in her 60s, looks glamorous and elegant. I know, I sat near her at the Palm Springs Film Festival tribute in her honor. These women are more than celebrities and idols — they are myth breakers." (1996)
"'To be, or not to be,' wrote William Shakespeare in Hamlet in Act III, scene 1, 'that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them.'"
"To die; or to be suspended; and by ending death to say we end the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. ‘Tis nobler to defy the claims of death on our mortal minds and to take arms against its eternal hold, and by opposing death end it." (2000)
"People accept death until it arrives. So often we hear, 'If only he had lived another few weeks, 'If only she could have held on for another year.'" (2002)
"We need more financial investment in the research and development for aggressively stopping death in its tracks. I have a solution: Tax death!" (2005)
"We need to have a reality show on what lengths people will go to escape death. If the world population watched it, they would realize that each and every day of their lives they go to lengths to escape death. Once this fact sinks in, society might actually take it seriously. Very seriously. (2006)
"American Idol, The Apprentice, Survivor, Top Model, Project Runway … What about a TV program for the ultimate human, "The Transhumanist" who is the most erudite critical thinker, the most energetic apprentice of living life fully, the most careful and cunning survivor of death, the most attractive and inviting personality, and the most refined and superior wisdom." (2005)