I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted.
- Jean-Paul Sartre -
If you're trapped in the dream of the Other, you're fucked.
― Gilles Deleuze
Music always sounds better on Friday.
- Lou Brutus -
People are talking about immigration, emigration and the rest of the fucking thing. It's all fucking crap. We're all human beings, we're all mammals, we're all rocks, plants, rivers. Fucking borders are just such a pain in the fucking arse.
― Shane MacGowan
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
- Napoleon Hill -
I sat down to spew an Open Thread with hours to spare.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde -
If you aren't just brought up in your tribe but interact with other people either directly or vicariously, through journalism and literature, you see what life is like from other points of view and are less likely to demonize them or dehumanize others and more likely to empathize with them.
People are always angry at anyone who chooses very individual standards for his life; because of the extraordinary treatment which that man grants to himself, they feel degraded, like ordinary beings.
- Friedrich Nietzsche -
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower!
- Isaac Watts -
1. Trust your eyes, ears, common sense
2. Don't have baseless faith in institutions
3. Don't look for saviors
4. Look out for those more vulnerable than you
5. Stop caring what people think of you
6. Don't lie to make people feel better -- including yourself!
"Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance."
- Kofi Annan -
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
- Isaac Newton -