"To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy not respectable,
and wealthy not rich;
to listen to stars and birds and babes and sages
with an open heart;
to study hard, think quietly, act frankly,
talk gently, await occasions, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual, the unbidden
and the unconscious
rise up through the common
- this is my symphony."
-- William Henry Channing, 1898
New Orleans: View from Air Force One Queer Homeless Resources "Will he be OK, Doc?"
"The years spent in isolation have not equipped him with the tools necessary to judge right from wrong. He's had no context. He's been completely without guidance. Furthermore, his work - the garden sculptures, hairstyles and so forth - indicate that he's a highly imaginative... uh... character. It seems clear that his awareness of what we call reality is radically underdeveloped."
"But will he be all right out there?"
"Oh yeah, he'll be fine."... --Cop and psychiatrist in "Edward Scissorhands"--