Quotes, Poems and Songs


Below are some of our favorite quotes from the quintet, both by us and others:


  • “We were together, I forget the rest.” Walt Whitman
  • “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” William Shakespeare
  • “The meaning of life is in constant motion forward.” Emile Zola
  • “The doors you open can never close” “Tattooed” by Oblivion
  • Victory does not lie in winning battles, but in making what was broken whole once more. Deborah Kaya
  • Time is an illusion. Change is not.” Ambrose de Ripariis
  • A match is a commitment for however long the duration. Anyone can move a piece forward. Deborah Kaya
  • “The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. When the Verities become acrobats we can judge them.” Oscar Wilde
  • “A thing appears random only through the incompleteness of our knowledge.” Baruch Spinoza



Alexander Pushkin, “A Magic Moment I Remember”.

Sappho, “Blest as the Immortal Gods Is He”.

Hermann Hesse, “A Night on the High Seas”.

“This is My Beloved” by Walter Benton

“On Death” by Khalil Gibran

“Timeless Keepers” by Deborah Brenner/Kaya Gabsy




The quintet would not be what it is without these following musicians: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Antonín Dvořák, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach, Stephen Foster, Enrico Caruso, George M. Cohan, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Nat King Cole, the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Buffalo Springfield, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Simon and Garfunkel, Blink 182, Kate Bush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Waterboys, Burt Bacharach, Fleetwood Mac, This Mortal Coil, the Police, U2, Bruno Mars, Alanis Morrisette, Rihanna, the Mindbenders, Radiohead, the Ramones, Gotye, Ani Choying Drolma, Charles Aznevour, Taylor Swift, Seal, Harry Styles, Leo Friedman/Beth Slater Wilson, Charles K. Harris, Terrance Simien/Marcella Simien and Bob Hope… Thanks for the memories.

And the gratitude for the many songs penned by THE TAMMABUKKU CHRONICLES songwriting team: Brooke Halpin, Deborah Brenner and Kaya Gabsy just keeps growing. Rock on Oblivion!



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