You Gotta Be A Good Guy…

In Preacher, written by Garth Ennis,  John Custer gives his son, Jesse, the words he will live by for the rest of his life. Before being murdered in front of his son, John hugs Jesse, tells him that he loves him, and gives him some advice:

“You gotta be a good guy, Jesse. You gotta be like John Wayne: you don’t take no shit off fools, an’ you judge people by what’s in ’em, not how they look. An’ you do the right thing. You gotta be one of the good guys, son, ’cause there’s way too many of the bad.”

I’ve had this post saved as a draft for a long time, because I’m not sure how to finish it. So I decided “the heck with it”, and I’m just posting it. I like this quote. I like the scene, and the imagery. I like the way the quote has stuck with me for a long, long time. 

I hope anyone reading it likes it too!

Monday Night Quotes: Simplicity

After a great weekend of previews for The Understudy, and a nice night playing games with my family, I’m reminded of the importance of simplicity. (It seems to be a recurring theme in the giant pile of things I keep learning and re-learning over and over!)

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
-Hans Hofmann

Seek simplicity but distrust it.
-Alfred North Whitehead

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
-Alan Perlis

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
-Philip James Bailey