From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2010-07-11:
"If I'm going to die, I'm ready. But I'm going out playing `Sophisticated Lady.' "
-- Charles Mingus, musician, on refusing to leave a concert venue in 1972 that had received a bomb threat. Mingus told police "Racism planted that bomb, but racism ain't strong enough to kill this music."
(submitted to the mailing list by Trevor Goodyear)
[Happy birthday to starmalachite!]