“I want to get a tattoo of myself on my entire body, only two inches taller.”

“The first purpose of clothes… was not warmth or decency, but ornament…. Among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to clothes. The first spiritual want of a barbarous man is decoration; as indeed we still see among the barbarous classes in civilized countries.”

“Quirky is sexy, like scars or chipped teeth. I also like tattoos – they’re rebellious.”

“When the designs are chosen with care, tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.”

“My body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.”

“You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steam-roller will not plant flowers”

“Like steam from a cup of hot tea that fogs our glasses, false urgency of matters at hand blurs our vision to important things in the distance”

“In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team.”

“In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team.”

“My kettle coughs a steamy tea”