Language Is A Virus

Jack Bowman Quotes


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    At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky, I got shot - it was a land dispute over six inches of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land. It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    Freedom. It's not something you go out and die for. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    I love old books. They tell you stories about their use. You can see where the fingerprints touched the pages as they held the book open. You can see how long they lingered on each page by the finger stains. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    I was a gang leader. Although, it was a gang for defensive purposes. It was not a gang to sell drugs. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    It is better to go down in infamy than to never go down at all. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    Maybe it will be a great thing when the Baby Boomers finally die out. In real life, it's not a matter of the good guys or the bad guys. Rather, it's big numbers and small numbers that do the counting. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    My 80-year-old mother will not buy her heart medicine because it cost more than she can pay with social security. She is America. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    My art and poetry is very political now. Because you've got to find that truth within you and express yourself. Somewhere out there, I know, there will be people who will listen. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    My kids are free to do what ever they want. Because I only advise. I don't make them do anything. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    My parents were laborers so we lived on South Park, which was a low-income region of Seattle. You had a choice - you either joined or formed a gang or you let others bully you. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    Performance art can be produced in a coffee house setting. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    Performance art can involve the audience with taste, smell and sounds not available with electronic media and not practical with conventional theater. This is due to the usually small audience. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    Performance Art is brief, about 15 minutes long. This is a problem in that you cannot get people to come out to watch a 15-minute performance. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    Performance art is the ultimate in creativity. Since it has so many possibilities at creativity, it's essence tends to become creativity. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    The act is truth. Nothing that was ever recorded is truth. Nothing that was ever said is truth. Only the act. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    This is why my art is about violence. Because I was subjected to so much of it as a kid. After that, and a lot of thinking, I became less violent. I realized that there must be other ways. So, I started to pursue them. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman
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    We're all so mauled by information, but it's recycled information. We need to shut it out. So, you've got to get bizarre. This is an artist's purpose - to break away from the recycled. Performance art can do that. Jack_BowmanJack Bowman