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Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 August 9, 1995) was famous as lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead, though his extensive career involved many other projects. Named after composer ...

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Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.
I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like.
For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part.
Nobody stopped thinking about those psychedelic experiences. Once you've been to some of those places, you think, How can I get back there again but make it a little easier on myself?
Brent had a deeply self-destructive streak. He didn't have much supporting him in terms of an intellectual life. I mean, I owe a lot of who I am and what I've been and what I've done to the beatniks from the Fifties and to the poetry and art and music I've come in contact with. I feel like I'm part of a continuous line in American culture, of a root. But Brent was from the East Bay, which is one of those places that is like nonculture. There's nothing there. There's no substance, no background. And Brent wasn't a reader, and he hadn't really been introduced to the world of ideas on any level. So a certain part of him was like a guy in a rat cage, running as fast as he could and not getting anywhere. He didn't have any deeper resources. My life would be miserable if I didn't have those little chunks of Dylan Thomas and T.S. Eliot. I can't even imagine life without that stuff.