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Meditational Glow

Notable quotes from Yoko Ono and Star Butterfly

"Dream we dream alone is only a dream. But dream we dream together is reality."
              — Yoko Ono

"I think that strangers are just friends you haven't met."
              — Star Butterfly

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I don't know who Star Butterfly is, (she's not the tree-camper, is she?), but I thought that quote was one of Will Rogers. These things do make the rounds though, don't they?

Sorry not to reply sooner, but I didn't notice until a week ago that Hotmail dumped six perfectly fine email messages into my Junk Mail folder. Three were LiveJournal replies. So, to answer your question . . . . . .

The "tree-camper" is Julia Butterfly Hill, who lived from December 10, 1997, to December 18, 1999, in a big old tree she named Luna to protest logging of old-growth forests. Her book about it, "The Legacy of Luna," was published in 2001.

Star Butterfly is a cartoon character in Disney XD's "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" — a show originally pitched to Cartoon Network. You may have seen my post near the end of April about the show with YouTube clips. The line is from the closing credits song for the show. Star sang it and that's why I quoted her. But it doesn't surprise me if someone else said it and it landed in the public domain.

I just Googled Yoko's quote and found a New Zealand artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser , might have originated it. And John Lennon is given credit for it, too, of course.

One of my faults is a desire to know how words, terms and phrases originated. It's not an easy thing online because so many people don't credit correctly, but I still Google because it's easy! lol Omg, have you seen some of the Marilyn Monroe memes with quotes that she definitely did not even utter? I mean, sometimes we quote folks-- it's traditional storytelling turned to quotes instead-- but if Marilyn said those things at any time in her life, I'd be surprised.

I am very familiar with Hundertwasser's art and wonderful natural-environment-incorporating buildings. I once had a big art book of his paintings, but unfortunately I had to jettison a lot of books and record albums when I moved out of Seattle. It's been a few years since I read about him; I have a biographical art book in storage but in 4½ years I still can't find my boxes of books from the old house. (He is Austrian and as I recall moved to New Zealand late in life.) I don't remember from my reading how well known Hundertwasser was in 1972 (or 1973) when Yoko wrote "Now Or Never," the song the line comes from. He seems to me an artist Yoko and John would have gotten into back then.

You're right about quotes and original sources. After awhile origins blur.

A song written by John Lennon ("Beautiful Boy") has the line, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." But 20-plus years later I heard it attributed originally to the Buddha.

Jimmy Cagney once said, after receiving a special Oscar (Lifetime Achievement Award, I think), "I never said, 'You dirty rat!'," and I don't think Cary Grant ever said "Judy! Judy! Judy!", but years and years of celebrity impersonators on "The Ed Sullivan Show" put them both into the public domain. It's like Sarah Palin's, "I can see Russia from my house." That was from a "Saturday Night Live" sketch. Palin did tell an interviewer that in some places in Alaska people can see Russian territory. (Barely. One of the Diomede Islands is on the Russian side of the border, the other Diomede on the U.S. side 10 miles across the Bering Strait.)

But I, Jimmie Beeee!!!!, not Donald Trump, originated the expression "priming the pump."

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