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"If you only have people that share your viewpoints on your friend's list... than how do you ever learn to be stronger, wiser, more capable of making changes in the world. Changes do not come from collecting those that share your view, but teaching those that do not~"

Todd Kachinski-Kottmeier

"If what you have is not enough for those around you, change the crowd."

Todd Kachinski-Kottmeier


"Stood on the ledge wanting to jump in sorrow, until I looked upon the beautiful landscape now spread out before me. Negative perception is often looking out into a positive world from an incorrect stance."

Todd Kachinski-Kottmeier
(from the upcoming book First Ovation)



"People unwilling to draw the line against hate, become the people perpetuating its growth."


Todd Kachinski-Kottmeier








"Jesus had two dads and he turned out fine."

Todd Kachinski-Kottmeier

A poster that became viral since 2009 is making the rounds again. Let me give you the original to share.





Quotes
By The Infamous Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
The Infamous Todd

"Dating gives you the opportunity to practice becoming the person you wish to be...
A relationship secures the opportunity to be that person.”
Infamous Todd, 2007
 ~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier


"The people that feel their lives are nothing fail to look at the details. The happiness is in the details."
 The Infamous Todd, 2008
 ~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier


“A few months ago a friend asked me, "Is The Infamous Todd back?” To which I replied, "Only in story book form.”
 The Infamous Todd, 2009
 ~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


"I decided to return home once again after discovering there were many more innocents to corrupt. I apologize for my absence and will do my best to fulfill my bad boy obligations; to keep my reputation intact.
 The Infamous Todd, 1987
 ~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
   

“I used to have a rule every night before I went out to party.
1. Let a friend know I was going out and with whom.
My friend had to have a phone that could accept collect calls.
2. Have $500 Cash for bail.”
 The Infamous Todd, 1988
 ~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier


“I may be dying, but I am not dying today.”
The Infamous Todd, 2009
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier


“It is never too late to renovate your life.”
The Infamous Todd, 2008
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel
 

“I read once that most children questioned if they were adopted. My brother and sisters prayed that I was.”
The Infamous Todd, 1979
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
 Two Days Past Dead, novel


"Run Through Life For There is Plenty Of Time To Rest At The End.”
The Infamous Todd, 1979
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“I was born the same year Ernest Hemingway took his life  As far as I know. The Hemingway’s no longer blame me.”
The Infamous Todd, 1978
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“It is easy to fail. The real struggle is standing back up and making life right. Without failure, you will never truly appreciate success.”
The Infamous Todd, 1986
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
The Official Drag Handbook


"I came to Phoenix to find someone.  I did.  I found myself.”
The infamous Todd,  2002
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Name of painting


"Faith makes me believe.  Spirit stands me up.  Compassion buffers me. Curiosity drives me. Most of all, having wisdom and confidence to use all of them unconditionally, constantly to create a better life.”
The Infamous Todd, 2007
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
from the novel, Turn Around Bright Eyes


“I’m still stuck writing page one to the book of my life”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier


“Tomorrow’s best changes began yesterday”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier

“It’s the people that disagree with you the most that define your beliefs the best”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier

“Failure is often your self consciences setting you up for a better reward”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“Everything begins somewhere.”
 ~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“I dedicate the story of this book to my parents who found the patience to teach their children to imagine a world they could have for themselves and the confidence to create it.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“What do you call a list of friends that can verify your wild tales? A list of witnesses for the prosecution.” 
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“Live your life with the imagination of your youth.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“Anything in your past can vanish. Anything you ever wanted to be, you can become from this day forward.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“I do not look for trouble. It finds me.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“It is hard to feel self-righteous when you alone know the whole truth.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“I want to make these be the incredible days that flash before my eyes in the moments before I die”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“When all else fails, read the directions.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Pirate Magazine, 1984


“Often the green grass on the other side of the fence is only very healthy weeds.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“Never confuse famous with infamous”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“If you are not having fun, you can only blame yourself”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“My hair is naturally blond. I still have the L’Oreal box to prove it.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“Perception of convenience is the part of your rationale that convinces you that a YIELD traffic sign is yellow when it’s actually always been red.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel

“It’s hard to be good when you succeed so well at being bad.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“Great weekends begin on Thursdays. Great lives begin today.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“I cheated like crazy each time I played Monopoly with my sister and she always won. Either she was a good player or she cheated better then me.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“I can promise you, the person you see is the person I created.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“The sections of the tale you do not like are the fictitious stories.  Only the stories you like are true.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“There is a fine line between pushing your limits and pushing your luck. Unfortunately, one can inspire you while the other destroys.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel

“When all the my stories are said and done, I pray each person I met has at least one nice story to repeat.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“The prisons are filled with people that believe they are smarter than the police”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“Someone asked me, upon my move back to Florida “Is this was the return of The Infamous Todd?  To which I replied, only in storybook form, my friend, only in storybook form.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“Every time someone apologizes for cutting in front of me, I say ‘No problem, like the rest of my life, I’m going no where fast.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“I’m so gay that my mother joined PFLAG two months before I was born.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“I go to church. Could you imagine how bad I would be without it?”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Two Days Past Dead, novel


“I was sitting pretty close to the front of the church, hoping that had some bearing on the rules of special requests.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Why me, Harvey Milk?, book
Add To Queue, book


“Harvey Milk’s sudden death did not end our march. For his steps, my friends, were just the beginning.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Why me, Harvey Milk?, book
Add To Queue, book


“When you wake up each morning, if you catch yourself looking into that mirror and wondering, why me, then I challenge you to reply Why not? When you are living each day and wondering, why me, then I challenge you to reply why not? If you go to bed at night, and you find yourself wondering, why me, then I challenge you to reply Why not?”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Why me, Harvey Milk?, book
Add To Queue, book


“Fighting for equality can not be done alone. It has no expiration date. “
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Why me, Harvey Milk?, book
Add To Queue, book


“If for a moment you can think, “Wow, there are a lot of good people here today” then remember, “These are the same people thinking that of you.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Why me, Harvey Milk?, book
Add To Queue, book


“It is what you desire to do with today, TOMORROW, that will determine all of our destinies.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Why me, Harvey Milk?, book
Add To Queue, book


“None of us are completely equal until the person next to you is unconditionally equal, for the definition of equality, by its very nature, requires nothing less.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Why me, Harvey Milk?, book
Add To Queue, book


“It’s hard for you to fight for equality, when you look in a mirror and see less of a person looking back at you.”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Why me, Harvey Milk?, book
Add To Queue, book


“Nobody is equal until everybody is equal!”
~ Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Why me, Harvey Milk?, book
Add To Queue, book