Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fake DOOM Capitalism Or Branding in the counter culture?

Whens the last time you saw MF DOOM?

I was a guest at the Metal Fingers Doom 11/21/09 Beat session in L.A. Everyone including myself expected MF DOOM to perform. Although its true that Metal Fingers is a monicker/alter ego used by MF DOOM Its said especially associated with his work as a producer...According to the absolute authority on Urban culture

And other hip hop heads defining the culture. Regardless this misunderstanding was worn by most of those in attendance. Many who came from as far as San diego to see The Mask Beat up Beats. And Beats were indeed the focus of the evening. Beat heads know their beats and came far and wide to hold up the Walls with nod and sway. A room painted with underground genius..the crowd stacked and sweated, all eager artist in there own right. L.A. has brilliant cults of creative rebels easily inspired by an authentic jesture. Inspired by a Dj sharing their interpretations of life through sound. All gathered to honer the image of the villian MF DOOM. The Brand is what was served. This was a special night.

For some of those who attended it was a giant joke on them..angry and confused it was difficult to breath comfortably with the tension choking senses soaked in DOOM dialed anguish. "Dont you want your money back?" One guy quiped as I passed him. The fact that I didn't pay, thanks to the truly generous promoters, wasn't why I couldn't give him the answer he wanted. It was because at the moment I decided I was willing to process the evening as a cultural whole as an experiment and uncover the cause to this effect..Or vice versa.
I was entertained as well as Inspired by the discussions that rang through the crowd toward the end of the night. Long after all doubts dissipated. Discussions came about conjuring epiphany. One being the fact that DOOM has staged other incidents across america including a rock the bells event. So it's likely the promoters had less than nothing to do with this display in L.A.
It didn't take to much work to see a mad scientist effecting culture with villainous experiments on his peers. But was it a concious decision..a Brand move? Or a just plain bad Idea.

Branding can be said, by me, to be the symbol based proliferation
of an identity or concept and it's merge with consciousness.
Symbols attached to meaning designed to marry consciousness
In order to induce an illusion of value symbols representing an Idea are made highly visible
through many schemes and marketing tactics. My favorite being the cultural virus. Which I associate
with a mouth to mind, sort of underground branding. The kind truly innovative concepts and fart joke movements alike
seem to receive. No matter how it's done, perceived value is created by proper branding.
It's also important to recognize that Language is a branding game.
The relationship between language and branding and it's influence on culture is profound.
Symbols guide consciousness. Symbols with certain associations actually can inspire the creation of cultures
(which often means the destruction or evolution of other cultures).
In the same frame it can easily be said that each individual is a culture.
A bucket of Habits and associations with past experiences,
projections of the future experiences,
clouded and ground into the moment..
not always experienced..
Any authentic, sincere expression of emotion or experience I interpret as style.
MF DOOM has developed a style that is unique and
speaks volumes about the true potential of the human imagination.
Because many can feel the grace and grit, identifying with that same potential in themselves,
through his music he has developed a following.
But what is being followed is the idea of DOOM...Not DOOM at all.
That Idea exists in us all.
It must or else there would be no space for us to embrace DOOM, no reference for what DOOM Means to us..
We want to live DOOM through the idea of DOOM. We want to be DOOM!
We make space for comprehension and understanding based on experience and imagination.
But when we make an icon we are following the rules of their imagination and experience...not our own.
A true Villian Knows this. A true villain also Knows that Branding in the
Counter Culture can be a double edged sword. Either you get conditional consistent
support or you get no way..but even that could change with a blog entry...

Intro to DOOMS performance 5:50

As a Villain DOOM has a responsibility to his fans and family to refine the mask in the man in order to remain inspirit, Inspired and prolific. The mask should never be confused for the man. Especially as an artist. Doom should be aloud to create from any perspective possible. No one can argue against the evidence. DOOM makes Hits! A lot of incredible poetry passes through this man and his voice is a staple in the Hip Hop culture! Which is why the thought of seeing DOOM live feels like home. But the DOOM is an IT, a self proclaimed villain with multiple personalities, So why should we expect more from him? Even for money? What do we expect from our Ideas of DOOM? What do you expect from your idea of Icon..what truely stirs you about a Star? What should a Model be used for? ...And Politicians, what should we expect?

Were we wrong all along? Am I afraid of the power DOOM has over me? Are we afraid to be star struck again? DOOM is a selfish asshole rage. I cant' believe he betrayed me confusion...Why am I so angry pain..I want my money back..because money is worth more than this experience blind conviction.

But before you enter total disillusionment, There are a couple of possibilities to consider.

First Possibilities:

The artist behind the DOOM, realizing that he is simply a brand, cast a part of his ego into a villainous outfit, designs a scheme to attract more attention by repelling those closet to him, his fans, by sending an Impostor doom jrs wearing the myth on his face. Dressed in the Idea of DOOM Sr to play beats even "perform" in his place...the buzz would be incredible all over the world..Its a way to add to the Myth of DOOM!


DOOm hasnt thought about what would happen if he sent surrogates out to perform and essentially be DOOM. Maybe hes tired, In love Or at home writing.


The man behind the DOOM phenomenon isnt interested in furthering his career as an artist. So he is sabotaging his fan base with a string of fake concert appearances. Perhaps he wants to become a farmer, a writer, a chocolatier ...and a hypnotherapist..oh, thats me...

Maybe DOOM dosnt' even exist!

Have I said to much?!
Why should he care what I think anyway? Regardless He's the one on the albums. (and dont say or "is he"?? all sarcastic like, because that really wouldn't matter either.)
Somebody is out there making amazing music and not showing up for events. It dosn't matter who they think they are. It's the fans that make him brilliant. Without anyone to receive and reflect on the Idea of DOOM there can be no DOOM. There can only be a man in a mask talking to himself.

You know what would be cool is if there were many Dooms with the same mask but individual styles. A camp under one Name, one FACE. That would be my kinda brilliant! So go ahead..steal my Idea...I just wanna see it. (and a percentage (20%))

In the end the idea of DOOMs power to move the crowd was given to him by the connection we made with his ideas. And as long as there is product pushing commerce there will be connections made to Ideas. Not all of these ideas supported by your dollar are half as good as the Idea of DOOM. But this has taught, me again, that the message is far more impressive than the messenger. The messenger is not always the message. Especially if the Messenger is wearing a symbol of a messenger. At that point it's impossible, even for the man to tell where the message might originate from. In this rare case, both the man and the messenger may become a mask...even to themselves. The Ego is easily inflated and can cause a cacophony of psychological cultures. Many of which arn't interested in integrating with other perspectives but perpetuating their own personal cultures at all costs.
This is what brands do. They want you to connect with the symbol and the "message". The messenger, symbol and message are ideally to become synonymous in order to be effective. Which clicks into a social structure and moral system. Whether personal or transcendent fabricated or archetypal. Everything must and does stand for something. The truth is even a matter of perspective and experience. I.E cheap shoes=cheap person...when they say cheap, in spirit is what they mean when they judge a person by their mask. It can be also perceived in the opposite way. Expensive Shoes=cheap spirit. To someone judging another for dressing well their only fruit can be spiritual poverty and insecurity. Brands that are symbols of wealth, even awareness are all void of a message apart from the message the consumer gives to it. Regardless of what the messenger tells them. Its up to the individual to create meaning. Which ultimately means that the consumer has the true power to build or break a brand. To design a belief system Or create their own Brand.


Amazing how such a gifted artist can inspire so much speculation and reflection. In my mind... While flippin the bird to so many fans, in my shared experience. Of course I will only speak for myself.

Did DOOM calculate the consequences?

Im writing about how interesting this evening was to me. How it was a concert experience i couldn't have expected and how its helping me meditate on the true potential of Memes, branding, imagination and sincerity.

Fake DOOM good Idea or No?

I say neither.
Art is reaction. The reaction to this incident has been illuminating and positive because I choose it...but for most, it was a reason not to support an artist who dosn't support his audience. It's a shame because the man is an amazing artist.

And if he's reading this, all I want to say is,
Show Daniel the love DOOM shows you..Give the people what they want and you'll be able to make the living your reaching for. Stop the decay on your brand. In an age of disillusionment it's possible your message and mask will soon be associated with legendary arrogance instead of simply legendary.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mind & the Brain-Culture is not real on purpose

Culture is made of Ideas. Culture can be said to be the result of a collaboration of individual illusions dancing to the same projected experience. In order to experience true reality we must leave behind our senses to some extent.
The Shaman is an individual who usually was literally pushed outside of the tribe because of their inability to interact with the community according to the collaborative cultural illusion. But were revered because of the perspective this pure position in consciousness provided for those within the culture/tribe seeking a fresh paradigm. Which came in handy when attempting to predict the weather, heal the sick or contact the dead.
At this phase of our collective consciousness I do believe that culture, like religion, may be necessary for most. These schemes not only comfort the fragile consciousness as it navigates through the laws of perception fabricated by prior cultural engineers and gives one a guide into particular versions of enlightenment. But they also provide a kind of scaffolding for the consciousness to traverse into higher states of more complete, even simple awareness. Suddenly arriving at awareness is impossible without doing the work of first collecting Understanding which is a true sense of the higher self and can be said to be evidence of actually seeing. Cultural tolerance nurtures a compassion that understands that all religions and ideas are true for that individual at that specific time. Until the person reaches for their own cultural compassion it's difficult to inspire another's concept of reality into a new realm. These new realms must meet consciousness in order for new ideas to be born. I believe Hip Hop Knows this intuitively..Its time to insert this understanding into our language, into our art.

Modern Shamans

Saul Williams (technoshaman)

DNA lyrics:

Feel the music. Son, we got you programmed like a beat. When I press snare, Yo, guard your grill. ‘Press kick, you move your feet. You can’t compete. I got my hydrants parked on every street. I’m federal NGH. Son of Sun. Come close and feel the heat. I am the streets. The white lines only separate me from me. You hydroplane in false gods name and still crash into me: Sign and Tree; Mountainside; Guard Rail; The Sea. They thought they stole you from my arms then carried you to me. Here’s the key: DNA encoded in a beat. White rocks in a vial, NGH, ain’t got nuthin’ on me. BCH I’m free. Ask these editors at MTV. Far as they, know they’re publishing some new school poetry. Let it be. ‘Cause even that will serve to turn the key. Doorways into other worlds. The Truth shall set you free. YOU are me, I am you, but also I’m (s)he. She-pherd of a bastard flock that grazes in the streets. Feel the beat. Nod your head. Lean back, yo. Touch your feet. Let me see you pop that thang right there girl in your seat. Feel the heat. Count this page amongst your whitest sheets. Comfort in my every word. Slide under. Countless sheep.

Hail Mary, Mother of God. Got the whole host of angels shuffling in my ipod. NGHs learned to raise their voices when I lowered my rod. Staff of Moses. Pharaoh knows it. Son, my word is my bond. Tune my heart with mind. Speak my nature: Divine. With the future in my pocket tightly gripped like a 9. Keep my finger on the trigger waiting for the right time. Ancient NGHs align! Path of Cosmic Design. Blood of kings ‘cause Saturn’s rings don’t need no diamonds to shine. Yes, the reason for the season, ornamented divine. Coded Language of the mystics with my fist in the sky.

Keep your head up. We represent The Real, my NGH. Dead up. Book of the Dead. History bled. This NGH fed up. Led us to despair, some into prayer, and they won’t let up until they got us worshipping them false gods instead of The Realness. God of the streets. My NGHs feel this. We nod our heads and worship through beats. Go ahead and kneel. It’s the LOVE that makes the cipher complete. And it’d displayed through the way the bass line marries the beat.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jay Z, the Occult and What secrets??

There is speculation about Jay Z's contributions to a "secret" agenda nurtured by a "secret" class of influential citizens who have come to be known as the Illuminati.

I wanted to take a moment and address the idea that Freemasonry or any Magical order has anything to offer that is in fact "secret" and cant be studied in your local library or on the web with little effort. Therefore discrediting any arguments that suggest that Jay Z or any member of any secret society has a knowledge only accessible to members of the society ( with the exception of the knowledge that may come with the experience of being involved with a magical order).

Occultism is the study of occult or hidden wisdom. To the occultist it is the study of "Truth", a deeper truth that exists beneath the surface: A truth hidden in plain sight. It can involve such subjects as magic (alternatively spelled and defined as magick), alchemy, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism and numerology. There is often a strong religious element to these studies and beliefs, and many occultists profess adherence to religions such as Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Luciferianism, Thelema, Neopaganism and now Hip Hop. While Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam are generally not considered occult, some of their modern interpretations can be, as the interpretation of Hinduism within Theosophy or the various occult interpretations of the Jewish Kabbalah. Orthodox members of such religions are likely to consider such interpretations false; For example, the Kabbalah Centre has been criticised by Jewish scholars. *(partial excerpt from

The word Occult exists to describe a very basic way of thinking about belief systems, consciousness and nature. Most of these ideas have been witch hunted out of the paces of modern society, replaced by a culture of materialism, nationalism encouraged by sports fanaticism and sexual exploitation. Except for the magical orders (freemasonry) that have maintained an applied interest in ancient occult ideas. This application of these concepts by power poisoned influential students of the occult can be said to be the cause of civilizations cultural decay into its affinity for fetish objects and distraction. Which leaves these students referred to as the "Illuminated ones" when we all have access to this so called hidden knowledge. I believe that if this occult knowledge, this indigenous knowledge can be used to refine the Hip Hop culture then we will begin to see a new kind of empowered creativity emerging. An archaic revival inspiring a return to a communal even tribal vision of society and that societies relationship with Nature. Occult ideas foremost being based on knowledge and experience with ones own mind and will. It's easy to see how this wisdom would lend the Hip Hop culture a path to deeper insight into the purpose and potential of culture as a whole. This fresh understanding of our relationship with the pure noble spirit that inspired the creation of Hip Hop culture and all life everywhere will be the first real step into true Occult knowledge.

My interest in the occult is inspired by a longing to expose my consciousness to more rudimentary concepts about the nature of reality and our relationship with it. Yet to those who may not have this hunger for whats hidden or Occult to the rigid mind remains a source of fear and scrutney. In this respect I believe its every ones responsibility as a human being born knowing nothing, to earnestly seek to know everything in this rare life moment. Therefore in my eyes, Jay Z's interest in the Occult is a mature and natural one.

I do for one believe that Jay Z is presenting Ideas propagated by Freemasonry with Occult symbolism such as throwing up the
"All seeing eye"

, Rhiannas presentation of the lite torch in the video "Run this town" (In the words of Freemason Manly Palmer Hall, "the torches represent the Occult arts and sciences, the doctrines and dogmas by the light of which Truth is made visible." Occultist Edourd Schure had this to say concerning Lucifer and his flaming torch, "Lucifer, having regained his star and his diadem, will assemble his legions for new works of creation. Attracted by his flaming torch, celestial spirits will descend...and he will send these messengers from unknown spheres to earth. Then the torch of Lucifer will signal 'From Heaven to Earth!' - and the...Christ will answer 'From Earth to Heaven!" )
Even the graphic designs on recent Roca Wear clothing clearly warms this speculation with its use of obvious Occult symbolism.

But, What is it that Jay Z is trying to communicate? Is he simply so fascinated by his new brotherhood that he, not unlike a kid with a new toy, feels the need to rub it's symbols into everything he does? Does he truly know what these ancient symbols are conjuring in his life on a conscious level? In my opinion, as an Initiate into the mystery schools, jay z's display of honest arrogance would not be an ideal path.
Pursuing a relationship with his Holy guardian Angel or Higher self is the purest purpose of making oneself acquainted with Occult or "Hidden" doctrine. Not to say that there are other purposes possible...
( if he is conscious of which path he is traveling. more power to him... Otherwise it's the dark carnal path that animates his swagger. A swagger emulated by youth the world over. Jay Z maybe on a path populated by deliberate perversion and decay all in preparation for communion with Choronzon (which can also lead to enlightenment, even if you do end up in a straight jacket).

If Jay Z is in fact studying with any passion at all the work of Occult engineers such as Peter j. Carroll, Aleister Crowley, John Dee, Eliphas Levi and Austin Osman Spare, he has been introduced to the concepts that have inspired the magical application of occult knowledge to modern Corporate Advertising, consumerism and Mind Control (control of your own mind being paramount). If he is studying Aleister Crowley, who coined the phrase "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law, love is the law, Love under Will" as J.Z.'s hoodie above suggests, he may be following in the footsteps of L. Ron Hubbard who was also a student of Crowley. We all know how that turned out. (What Scientology teaches, and what Hubbard learned from Crowley, many dont know.)

As a student of Crowley Jay z would also be familiar with his ideas about sex magic which Crowley grew to revere above all ritual. Often using it to reach gnosis when he sought to energize his magical will. Study of Crowley would also lead me to speculate whether Jay Z has experimented with homosexuality, which is encouraged in masonary as well as other Magical Orders. Possibly to encourage overall tolerance on this path to find ones true will. It may also be a tool used to trample what one may consider sacred in a jesture of empowering the prime self, or used to demean the initiate.

Just a thought....To keep it in perspective, its more likely that Jay Z was introduced to Freemasonry by an elder with the intention of using his influence on pop culture. "Tapped" By members that may see Jay Z as a viable asset to their agenda as a malleable mouth piece and contemporary Demigod. Promising him fortune and power even an immortality not yet imagined beyond his current paradigm. Which is short sighted to me considering that Hip Hop is the newest form of "secret" order with the anatomy of a Magical Order without all the pretension. Hip Hop is also a million times more intuitive and informed by spirit, being that it was manifested out of youthful angst and an innocent creative energy. It's disenchanting to realize that Jay Z is one of the cultures most influential artists yet he has trouble recognizing Hip Hops true potential.
Has Jay Z considered sacrificing his former life as a contributor to a Hip Hop that nurtured him to shuffle amongst a dieing league of Egomaniacal toy sorcerers? Stale soulless shamans who may have plans to imprison the will of the human spirit all over the earth? Whether or not this is the case is not a real concern of mine. But whether or not he perpetuates the myth that secret knowledge is beyond the grasp of the everyday bboy is my concern.

All forms of mysticism or occult knowledge originate from Indigenous forms of shamanism. Every indigenous culture the world over holds space for a medicine man, healer, tribe seer or holy person. These individuals were expected to be mediators between the tangible world and the intangible. It's said their power came from forming alliances with spirits, elementals and ancestors. Which they would call to aid and guide them in their work. Creating these alliances called for them to enter the subconscious state also known as a trance or Gnosis. This is where they believed these privileges became accessible. As language coupled with experiences of these states developed over time, all over the world, ways to describe these states and how to reach them became more elaborate. Some created ritualistic ways of reaching gnosis and effecting change in the world. Orders were formed, brotherhoods, Covens and Cults.

Without going into the advent of western occult history by way of Chaldean, Gnostic, Tantric, Taoist and Egyptian mysticism it can be said that all occult knowledge is still based on this ancient relationship with archtypes and ancestor worship. What ever knowledge that may be considered secret at this time has been fabricated to complement a specific paradigm created by the purveyor or engineers of the culture/Cult. Crowley knew this, and was inspired to start his own Order away from the OTO and Freemasonry.

If Jay Z is only now discovering these ideas, then I say good for him. His intentions remain between him and creation. He must know that the paradigm of the Masonic agenda has not evolved out of its patriarchal fetish since its creation. This makes it a flawed culture to me, and one that has little to offer the emerging paradigm that embraces the feminine Archetype of creation. The true seat of force in this dimension. Without this understanding he also has little to add to the essence of the Hip Hop Culture which is also evolving.

Jay Z will soon know what higher level Masons already know. That there are many like me who see the end of contemporary culture as a whole fast approaching. Soon there will be no need for Pop Icons to guide consciousness. No need for belief systems (BS), trends and agendas to cloud the child like brilliance of world wide superconciousness and compassion. There will be Nothing for "Secret Societies" to control. Stagnate Culture as we know it will soon be replaced be a renewed sense of personal culture. This is evident in the powerful production of quality art and occult inspired cultural movements being manifested in basements all over the world with little references from popular culture or any other influences besides their own interior experience. The references pulled from pop culture will be used to create new symbols of a new age with new rituals and Icons. This is the mature counter anti culture that approaches. It is also evidence of the advent of a higher state of awareness. An awareness that reaches for essence, that takes responsibility for its own actions and embraces intention over emotion based on past references. Inspiring a real awareness of our relationship with the planet and Universe, with a compassion for life at it's most basic level, for pure consciousness. After all thats all that we are. I dont believe there are any secrets except the one we keep from ourselves. Culturally it's difficult to open ourselves to this internal dialogue, but with time it's absolutely what we have to look forward to.

I personally think it's about time that Artist begin to get aquianted with the Dogma tainted social structures, their symbolism, and schemes of generating mass cultural hallucinations through the use of Sigils/branding and Neuro Linguistic Programing and use these gameplans for their own agenda. In this sense Jay Z, with his implied interest in the occult may be way ahead of other artist in the Hip Hop Culture. But his use of old symbols tells me that he is not having new experiences and not aware of the new symbols he's capable of creating with those experiences and thus a slave to the old rancid symbol sets of Freemasonary.

In conclusion, I do believe that Jay Z has a fascination with the occult, He maybe even a " member" of the Masons. But, if he truly wants to "Run this town" hes gonna have to eat through the racist back side of Albert Pike and many other perverted shamans populating the depths of greed to hold hands with the Dragons that "Run this Town" at present. But they can only Run us if we run with them. If we vote with our money wisely..Continue to be students of our own experience on earth with humility and compassion..we will change the way they do business and we will run this town for the first time ever.

Freemasonary & it's Homosexual Agenda

Do what thou Wilt

Jay Z occult connection

"Torch of Enlightenment"

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hip Hop & Mysticism

Hip Hop is populated with the Gods and Goddess archetypes of today. There are Icons on every level of every culture. The point is to choose your inspirations. To choose your Guides and influences instead of having them chosen for you. Through meditating on the Hip Hop culture its possible to see evidence that Hip Hop is an archetype of sorts here to serve these complicated information saturated times with a fresh idea of what culture can be and how influences can be utilized. Archetypes that are Symbols that when invoked can be Used for self Healing, to Invigorate the community, and in works of manefestation.

This blog will be a workbook of sorts for the hip hop connoisseurs who are interested in learning to perceive whats next in a movement that has an imagination of its own. How to excercise our imaginations and conjure archetypes to move us deeper into the meaning of our art and this culture. It will provide tools for building your own understanding of what culture is and could be.

"When One is drawn into this still point, while the whole world is turning, there is a possibility of turning into love, into the eternal moment."

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly - not one.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Thursday, September 10, 2009

What is Culture?

Culture is software. Belief systems are operating systems. Cultural conditioning controls perspective. Local operating systems are sent to prescribe behavior.The business of political systems is to convince you that these operating systems are reality. Convince you it was sent from God and is beyond critique. Dissolving cultural conditioning is the first step toward becoming a potent member of society.

Culture, like Words, are a means of obtaining understanding about the nature of reality and the potential of being.

The fact remains that words in themselves are not truth or understanding nor is culture. We pass through language into a landscape of association and symbolism, into a landscape of emotion and energy. The same is true enough for Culture, We can use culture to obtain an understanding of what it means to be human. By using Culture to create human experience; utilizing it as a tool to refine our perspective and evolve into different states of awareness.

Unfortunately, In most instances, Culture is not your friend. Culture provides a perspective so that you dont have to develop your own. It provides mythology so that you dont have to think for yourself. Desolving boundaries is the only real culture worth nurturing. Hip Hop is a Culture that has exhibited it's powerful potential to dissolve boundaries.

Do we de-solve boundaries in order to create new boundaries? I'd argue that this is apart of the process of evolution. New dogma always replaces old Dogma..the truth is light years ahead of us all and refuses to be held down by perspective. When new information is introduced into our hearts and minds that knowledge should be used to help us describe reality a little see a little clearer...for ourselves. In this golden age of instant information. New information and answers to any question imaginable is only a key stroke away. Ignorance is no longer a valid excuse for Neoteny (look it up).

Creativity Quotes

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Ald

“The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things-ancient history, nineteenth century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later, or six months, or six years. But he has faith that it will happen.” — Carl Ally

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook

“Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” — William McKnight, 3M President

“God is really another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.” — Pablo Picasso

“Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.” — Huxley, Thomas

There is no use trying,” said Alice. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” — Lewis Carroll

“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” — Victor Hugo

Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” Einstein