Quite a lot of what passes itself off as a dialogue about our society consists of people trying to justify their own choices as the only right or natural ones by denouncing others’ as selfish or pathological or wrong. So it’s easy to overlook that hidden beneath all this smug certainty is a poignant insecurity, and the naked 3 A.M. terror of regret. --Tim Kreider, in The Referendum
There is no shame in fearing that which sucks indiscriminately. --Satchel the Dog, on Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley
The problem with some people is that they lack the power of conversation but not the power of speech. --Gramelda the Wise, adapting George Bernard Shaw
I think we need to run from the religious zealots and find a new continent to start a fresh new country. Oh, you say we did that when we came here in the 1600s? I know, let's send all the religious zealots BACK TO ENGLAND to establish their theocracy! I like it. coyote moon
The hypocrisy of institutions that seek justice for some and respect for the humanity of some and equal rights for those who are inoffensive must be challenged. --David of Politics with a side of Snark commenting on an entry at Damn Straight
I am Kathie Lee Gifford's type. You know what? I am not even going to start decontructing that, and instead I'm going to let you consider what that says about my husband. - Heather Armstrong @ Dooce
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything. - Charles Kuralt
We sailed from the Port of Indecision/ Young and wild with oh, so much to learn... --Jimmy Buffett
Now I'm 21 years, I might make 22
And I don't mind dying, but for the love of you
And if fate should break my stride
Then I'll give you my Vincent to ride
-1952 Vincent Black Lightning, Richard Thompson
Education, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. - Ambrose Bierce
Who, being loved, is poor? --Oscar Wilde
His hands would soon be trembling and he would have indigestion, but he didn't care. When you love coffee you abandon everything to that love. --Anne Rice in Lasher
Obedience is boring. We want to think about it. We want to decide whether a particular law applies to our specific case. In that place, at that time. --Beppe Severgnini in La Bella Figura
But good lord, people, we're talking about a little patch of hair here. If you're too chickenshit to even try a little experiment with that, then you just don't deserve a hot sex life. --Mistress Matisse
Many children wonder around Easter how it is that bunnies lay eggs. As a side benefit, Easter turducken illustrates clearly that this theory€� is wrong. Obviously bunnies lay chickens, which then lay the eggs. Mystery solved. -Easter Turducken post on Asteroid
You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. -Anne Lamott, writer (1954- )
She held me and kissed me and had the strangest, saddest look I've ever seen in her eyes. She ran her hands over my ribs in a caress that was passionate and demanding, but then touched me with her lips in a way that was cold and distracted. It felt as though she was far away, and only her hands were really present, really telling the truth.
Re: Wolfgang Puck Express Airport Cafe dining: I don't think it should be legal to charge $10 for lettuce on a styrofoam plate, no matter how famous you are.
Greed and Generosity are two sides of the same coin: grasp it firmly and spend it well.
--The New Bottoming Book by Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy
"Guess the lord made me hard to handle/ So lovinâ€™ me might be a long shot gamble/ So before you go and turn me on/ Be sure that you can turn me loose/ Cause I still got a lot of leavin left to do." --Lot of Leavin' Left to Do, Dierks Bentley
Walling yourself off inside yourself and hiding behind a bowling shirt and buzzcut doesn't make you butch.
"Being used to it" doesn't mean the situation doesn't still suck. "Being used to it" just means you've acclimated to the vacuum.
I could feel the scream rising up in my throat, and I knew I couldn't bite my own tongue to hold it in. I bit her instead -- hard. I flattened my tongue against her hot, salty skin to keep any sound from escaping and bit down with absolutely no restraint whatsoever to keep my mouth from giving vent to the arousal. It didn't help eradicate the urge to scream, but it did help me fight down the urge.
I don't want to be the guy who's so impressed by the eagle in flight that he shoots it and hangs it over his fireplace so he can see it every day.
"People who do not realize [the role of fate in their lives] are extremely easy to manipulate, although doing so is a matter left to your own conscience. People who do realize these things are unfuckwithable - unless they choose to not be." - trilia.net
But for now, rest well and dream of large women. -The Dread Pirate Roberts to Fezzik the Giant, in The Princess Bride
I pull my boots off, throw my weapons on the floor/Cry my eyes out, in my private little war/Well it seems I've been a soldier/ Heaven knows I've been no saint/In my camouflage and armor, cold heart and grease paint/To you this has no meaning the Armistice laid down/ The armies are all quiet and the guns don't make a sound
'Cause you melted the steel walls, tore down the barbed wire/Filled in the trenches, demanded a cease fire/And now you're leaving, there's nothing I can do I want you to know you're gonna take me with you
"Take Me" by Edwin McCain
Nihilism lacks the ironic edge you need in a postmodern moral outlook. I go with Neitzschean Perspectivism, heavily alloyed with Mechanistic Determinism and Seagrams 7. --Robert Balder of Partially Clips
We are so good at wanting to know how the story ends instead of either being OK with not knowing the ending or not expecting to ever find out the ending. --Reneenee
First thing to go in a zealot? Their sense of humor. Second: Perspective. Third: Cool clothes. Three good reasons to keep that zeal in check. - Mark Morford
I think I love this woman's way, I think I love this woman's.../ Way she shimmers/ Way she shines/ Way she radiates/ Way she lives/ Way she loves/ Way she never hates. --Shawn Mullins "Shimmer"