“There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp.”

John Steinbeck

“You call it hope – that fire of fire! It is but agony of desire.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“I did my New York debut at 21. It was ‘On the Town’ at the George Gershwin Theatre. New York is my artistic home.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.”

Maya Angelou

“It used to be you had real friends on the other side of the aisle. It’s not like that anymore. Society has changed. The public is to blame as well. I think the people have gotten dumber.”

Gary Ackerman

“Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.”

John Updike