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  • #664
    bell hooks
    “Patriarchy has no gender.”
    bell hooks, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

  • #665
    bell hooks
    “If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice, have recognition for difference without attaching difference to privilege.”
    bell hooks

  • #666
    bell hooks
    “The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an individual is not successful in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem.”
    bell hooks

  • #667
    bell hooks
    “…there is not a day of my life that I am not critiquing myself to see if my politics are borne out in the way that I live and the way that I talk and present myself.”
    bell hooks, Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black

  • #668
    “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them”
    Denis Waitley

  • #669
    George Bernard Shaw
    “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #670
    Jodi Picoult
    “Love was that way. You could not render it in black or white. It always came down to the strange, blended shades of grey.”
    Jodi Picoult

  • #671
    Jeffrey Archer
    “I have discovered with advancing years that few things are entirely black or white, but more often different shades of grey.”
    Jeffrey Archer, A Prisoner of Birth

  • #672
    Elizabeth Noble
    “Adulthood isn't black and white - it's a thousand shades of grey. Or taupe. It's not who you are, it's where you are.”
    Elizabeth Noble, Alphabet Weekends

  • #673
    Tami Hoag
    “The world isn't black and white, Annie, it's shades of grey.”
    Tami Hoag, A Thin Dark Line

  • #674
    Glen Cook
    “Oh, 'twould be marvelous if the world and its moral questions were like some game board, with plain black players and white, and fixed rules, and nary a shade of grey.”
    Glen Cook, Shadows Linger

  • #675
    Danielle Weiler
    “Teenagers are in the throes of learning the biggest lesson of all: life isn’t simple, it isn’t black and white. It’s multiple and varied shades of grey. If you mix these shades of grey you might end up getting close to black or white, but in the end, it’s the darkening of themselves around the edges and the ways in which they bend and break that will make them more wholesome people; people that others will want to be around and who will contribute greatly to society when given the awesome opportunity.”
    Danielle Weiler, Friendship on Fire

  • #676
    “People will always prefer black-and-white over shades of grey, and so there will always be the temptation to hold overly-simplified beliefs and to hold them with excessive confidence”
    Thomas Gilovich, How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life

  • #677
    Patricia Amaro
    “There are people whose death leaves you with an ache of grief. A slight sting. And then there are people whose death stops time. Deaths that leave the sky murky all day long because even the sun is grieving. Deaths that shut down your muscles and stop the music. Deaths that turn every corner of your mind a shade of grey before they light up in a flame and shrivel away.”
    Patricia Amaro, The Doleful Passing of Lilies

  • #678
    J.K. Rowling
    “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #679
    Ken Kesey
    “Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.”
    Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • #680
    Henry Rollins
    “It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it's so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn't coma back. You're left so alone that you can't explain. Damn, there's nothing like that, is there? I've been there and you have too. You're nodding your head.”
    Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

  • #681
    C.G. Jung
    “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
    C.G. Jung

  • #682
    Ray Bradbury
    “Why is it," he said, one time, at the subway entrance, "I feel I've known you so many years?"
    "Because I like you," she said, "and I don't want anything from you.”
    Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

  • #683
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

  • #684
    Daphne Gottlieb
    “you can take this mouth
    this wound you want
    but you can't kiss
    and make it
    better.”
    Daphne Gottlieb, Why Things Burn

  • #685
    Mae West
    “A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.”
    Mae West

  • #686
    Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    “When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.”
    Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Dairy Queen

  • #687
    Jane Austen
    “Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
    Jane Austen, Emma

  • #688
    Henry Winkler
    “Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”
    Henry Winkler

  • #689
    Jarod Kintz
    “I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or IQ. I believe it's relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one?”
    Jarod Kintz

  • #690
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn't exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #691
    Margaret Atwood
    “How could I be sleeping with this particular man.... Surely only true love could justify my lack of taste.”
    Margaret Atwood, Lady Oracle

  • #692
    “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?”
    Mary Manin Morrissey

  • #693
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



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