Mark Summers has been working on The Last Word feature for Rolling Stone over a year and half now. It's amazing to see this consistent quality work pumping out every two weeks! We hope you enjoy Mark's work as much as we do. Here are the most recent 4 pieces.
Dongyun Lee did an illustration for the Travels with Willie column in July Issue of Adventure Cycling Association. The article is about finding seven bike trips you'd like to take in your life time. Dongyun did a beautiful illustration to accompany the article.
"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."
- John F. Kennedy
"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water."
- Rabindranath Tagore
Maria Corte Maidagan
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
"I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea. I just feel a connection there between me, and the water, and the fish - they speak to me - and the shells - they ring out to me."
- Ella Henderson
Mark T Smith
"There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul."
- Victor Hugo
Edward Kinsella III
"That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit."
- John Moly
"Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea."
- Mikhail Lermontov
"I feel we are all islands - in a common sea."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence."
- Jules Verne
"All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full."
- King Solomon
"Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown."
- Stephen Gardiner
"The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."
- Joseph Conrad
Lili Des Bellons
"At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space."
- Natalie Wood
"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea."
- Honore de Balzac
"The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea."
- Vladimir Nabokov
"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides."
- Jules Verne
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
"For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one."
- Khalil Gibran
"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm."
- Publilius Syrus
"A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean."
- Henry Grunwald
"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea."
- Joseph Conrad
"A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I only really and truly fully relax on my own. Give me a sun lounger, a pool and a sea view, and I'm happy."
- Miranda Hart
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"And when the day arrives I'll become the sky and I'll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now."
- Trent Reznor
"Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions."
- Robert Fulghum
"Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think."
- Robert Henri
Kevin Jay Stanton
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures."
- William Shakespeare
"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea."
- Isak Dinesen
"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."
- Vincent Van Gogh
"A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us."
- Franz Kafka
"The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat."
"You must show no mercy, nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you...for your greatness will silence them all!"
- The Ultimate Warrior
Lili Des Bellons
"Boxing is not about your feelings, it's about performance."
- Manny Pacquiao
"Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive."
- Leah LaBelle
"Every fighter has one fight that makes or breaks him."
- Elia Kazan
"You can do anything at the table except arm wrestle."
- Jeff Smith
"I don't have a tuxedo that fits anymore because my chest and my biceps are too big."
- Charlie Sheen
Wes L Cockx
"Prepare for the Brawl!"
"Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure."
- Paulo Coelho
"Know your enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster."
- Sun Tzu
Ana Gomez Bernaus
"You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don't have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when you've finished, nothing's changed. You've still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity."
- Rafael Nadal
"The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life."
- Rocky Balboa
"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."
- Bruce Lee
"He will win, who knows when to fight, and when not to fight."
- Sun Tzu
"Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning."
- Erwin Rommel
"There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it."
- A. K. Antony
"Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight, fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole."
- Bernard Law Montgomery
"A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill
"The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care."
- Sue Kelly
"I'm not the sort to back away from a fight. I don't believe in shrinking from anything. It's not my speed; I'm a guy who meets adversities head on."
- John Wayne
"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."
- Bjorn Borg
"You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round."
- James J. Corbett
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
- Margaret Thatcher
"Better to fight for something than live for nothing."
- George S. Patton
"With the advent of chivalry, the art of boxing waned. The evolution of feudal aristocracy, with other and widely different exercises, pastimes and weapons from those of the common people, made boxing unfashionable."
- John Boyle O'Reilly
"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"I think men know to seduce women though words and conversation and nice gestures. That's much sexier than when a man uses muscle."
- Donatella Versace
"I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out."
- Serena Williams
"I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me... but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch."