Quote by Stan Getz
Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn't have a choice.
This quote reflects the speaker's observation about the increased distractions in modern life compared to their own childhood. The reference to having only a simple radio reflects a simpler time when there were fewer sources of distractions. The speaker implies that their generation was more dedicated because they had fewer options for entertainment, implying that today's distractions may impede dedication and focus. They also suggest that the absence of choice in their childhood contributed to their higher level of dedication.
The difference between me and other people is that they all walk around with onion skins wrapped around them. Pre-meditations, pretentions, the faces that they present to the world, the faces that they present to themselves.. onion skins that come in layer after layer. They're on the inside of all that. And I... I am the inside of the onion skin walking around. I am only me.