“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.”
― Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind: And Other Aphorisms
"I'm opposed to immigration reform because in my district if you give 10 Hispanics the right to vote, 7 to 8 of them will vote democrat." -Kenny Marchant, Republican douchebag and smug ****.
It's okay, bear. The non whites are out populating the whites, so his kind will eventually be in a reversed situation. Then, as Lenny Bruce observed, he will be the one struggling to have voting rights.
"I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
—Frank Lloyd Wright
don't get me wrong, as a white guy I would like to keep my rights but they should be the same as the rights non whites have missed out on for so long
I agree, that's the way I too want it.
Maybe Anon. is Stephen King.
“These are the four that are never content: that have never been filled since the dew began-
Jacala's mouth, and the glut of the kite, and the hands of the ape, and the eyes of Man.”
― Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Books
Maybe Anon. is Stephen King.
Sounds like a likely possibility.
Anne Wheaton @AnneWheaton wrote:
I like to start off my day by discovering my email account has been hacked. Makes me feel special, like I'm the "chosen one."
“What you have to decide... is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you'd want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So don't be afraid. Be alive.”
― Sarah Dessen,
"That is no excuse," replied Mr. Brownlow. "You were present on the occasion of the destruction of these trinkets, and indeed are the more guilty of the two, in the eye of the law; for the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction."
"If the law supposes that," said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, "the law is a ass- a idiot. If that's the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience- by experience."
Laying great stress on the repetition of these two words, Mr. Bumble fixed his hat on very tight, and putting his hands in his pockets, followed his helpmate down stairs.
"I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
We're all lonely for something we don't know we're lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we've never even met?
- David Foster Wallace
“What is war?' I asked.
Oh, it's a messy, stupid business,' he said, 'Two sides wave flags and beat drums and shoot one another dead. It always begins this way, making speeches, talking about rights, and all that sort of thing.'
But what is it for? What do they get out of it?'
I don't know,' he said. 'To tell you the truth, I don't think they know themselves.”
― Hugh Lofting, Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
"It was sad to Fanny to lose all the pleasures of spring. She had not known before what pleasures she had to lose in passing March and April in a town. She had not known before how much the beginnings and progress of vegetation had delighted her. What animation, both of body and mind, she had derived from watching the advance of that season which cannot, in spite of its capriciousness, be unlovely, and seeing its increasing beauties from the earliest flowers in the warmest divisions of her aunt's garden, to the opening of leaves of her uncle's plantations, and the glory of his woods. "
Jane Austen. Mansfield Park. Which I do believe is much the most delightful book I have ever read.
“I am not omniscient, but I know a lot.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part