Whenever this song comes on I close my door, turn the volume up and pretend I’m on stage.
We think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember as certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps 4 and 5 times more. Perhaps not even. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps 20. And yet it all seems limitless.James Bowles’s novel “The Sheltering Sky”.
A lie has no legs, but a scandal has wings.
I know many people are concerned about the destruction of the sanctity of marriage, as well, and they view this as a threat. But let me as you something, ladies and gentlemen, what are we really protecting when you look at the divorce rate in our society? Turn on the television. We have a wedding channel on cable TV devoted to the behavior of people on their way to the altar. They spend billions of dollars, behave in the most appalling way, all in an effort to be princess for a day. You don’t have cable television? Put on network TV. We’re giving away husbands on a game show. You can watch “The Batchelor,” where 30 desperate women will compete to marry a 40-year-old man who has never been able to maintain a decent relationship in his life. We have “The Bacholorette,” in reverse. And my favorite show, which thank God only ran one season because it was truly distasteful, was “The Littlest Groom,” where 30 desperate women competed to marry a dwarf. That’s what we’ve done to marriage in America, where young women are socialized from the time they’re five years old to think of being nothing but a bride. They plan every day what they’ll wear, how they’ll look, the invitations, the whole bit. They don’t spend five minutes thinking about what it means to be a wife. People stand up there before God and man — even in Senator Diaz’s church — they swear to love, honor, and obey; they don’t mean a word of it. So if there’s anything wrong, any threat to the sanctity of marriage in America, it comes from those of us who have the privilege and the right, and we have abused it for decades.
NY Senator Diane Savino (via lady88)
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Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.Buddha
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.Dr. Seuss
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.Mohandas Gandhi
A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.Simone Weil
We are always the same age insideGertrude Stein
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.Walter Bagehot