kind of blue

The Daily Telegraph:

(Miles) Davis renounced showbiz conventions on the stage; he never smiled; turned his back on audiences; left the stage without acknowledging applause; and he frequently played for only a few minutes before leaving the stage.


i pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room

Books Blog:

In the introduction to his mammoth 1980 collection, The Stories of Ray Bradbury, he recounts his misery when playground teasing made him stop collecting Buck Rogers comics. Unhappy for a month, he eventually realised why:

“I went back to collecting Buck Rogers. My life has been happy ever since. For that was the beginning of my writing science fiction. Since then, I have never listened to anyone who criticised my taste in space-travel, sideshows or gorillas. When such occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”