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“In so doing, he encouraged people to bring their unmet childhood wishes and needs into the therapy-bond, transferring them onto the person of the therapist. The challenge of the therapist is to respond to these with greater insight and empathic awareness than the parents, helping the client to overcome childhood traumas and to model a more mature way of being in the world. The way psychotherapy does this is by combining emotional support through the healing bond with two factors that open and challenge the mind: a shared, contemplative state that expands and heightens awareness; and the empathic analysis and insights of the therapist, which challenge the client’s self-limiting thoughts, emotions, and actions.”
Joe Loizzo, Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration
Jeffrey Eugenides
“Though some of us saw Lux as a force of nature, impervious to chill, an ice goddess generated by the season itself, the majority knew she was only a girl in danger, or in pursuit, of catching her death of cold.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides
Lisa Scottoline
“the reverse-discrimination case,”
Lisa Scottoline, Feared
“the bishop, for instance, is the legal executive of the secular corporation that holds diocesan assets. But a bishop, a religious superior, or the chief officer of a Church-administered hospital does not own the assets; he holds them in trust, to be managed for the good of the faithful. Still, because there are few meaningful restrictions on a bishop’s legal authority over diocesan assets, bishops can and sometimes do misuse the resources that have been entrusted to their care. In the years before the sex-abuse scandal came to light, bishops routinely paid large settlements to the victims of priests’ predation, insisting that the cases must remain undisclosed. When the abuse came to light, bishops authorized additional payments of millions to victims as well as millions to the diocesan lawyers who contested the victims’ claims. In all those cases, there was precious little consultation with the laity, with the people who had donated the funds that were being so rapidly dissipated. When the frightening costs of the scandal forced the closing of Catholic parishes and parochial schools, again bishops made their own decisions about which parishes and schools would be eliminated, rarely providing opportunities for lay people—the parishioners and the parents of students in those schools—to participate in the decision-making process. More ominously, several bishops, in order to avoid prosecution for their endangering children and for failing to report crimes, entered into plea-bargaining agreements with local prosecutors. In a few cases, these agreements imposed obligations not only on the bishops themselves but on their successors; their dioceses were required to submit reports to, and clear policies with, local public officials. In other words, these bishops yielded up the religious freedom of the Church to preserve their own personal freedom. The deals they struck might be described as photographic negatives of martyrdom as, rather than laying down their own lives for the sake of others, too many of our bishops surrendered the patrimony of generations of Catholics to protect themselves. That has been one way in which bishops have betrayed the faithful in recent years.”
Philip F. Lawler, The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It
“Along with their bishops, pastors and priests and religious who administer Catholic schools and hospitals can also fall into the trap of picturing themselves as the proprietors of the Church. In her book The Long Loneliness, Dorothy Day spoke of the “scandal of businesslike priests”—the grave spiritual damage done by busy clerics who pride themselves on handling the details of parish administration, giving short shrift to the welfare of the souls entrusted to their care.”
Philip F. Lawler, The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It
Miljenko Jergović
“В ония години хората с лек сън бяха рядкост. Заспиваха кой където свари и спяха дълбоко и без страх от събуждането. И безсънието е измишльотина на двадесетия век и на модерното време, в което се живее по-лесно, тялото не се мъчи и изразходва, а на душата става все по-тежко и никога не се наспива на воля.”
Miljenko Jergović, Dvori od oraha
“The Roman pontiff himself does not have the authority to alter the teachings of the Church. He can sometimes speak with great authority, but only within the constraints of established doctrine, in line with tradition, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.”
Philip F. Lawler, The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It
“In "Tracer Shells," 2002, forty-six cats with bright-white fluron-tipped tails, leap over upturned chairs and tables (depicting social chaos) in response to rapid bursts of recorded machine-gun fire. In the darkened space the effect is startling, the message disturbing, and the method ethically challenging.”
Burton Silver
“Who is going to save our Church?” asked Archbishop Sheen. “Do not look to the priests. Do not look to the bishops. It’s up to you, the laity, to remind our priests to be priests and our bishops to be bishops.” If the dismal summer of 2018 is to produce any good result, it will be by underlining that message. The loyal Catholic laity, stirred by anger into action, will demand an end to the corruption of the Church and a full return to her evangelical purpose. At the turn of the seventh century, Pope Gregory the Great spoke in a homily about a failing of bishops that “discourages me greatly.” Accusing himself of the same weakness that he saw among his brother bishops, he said, “We abandon the ministry of preaching and, in my opinion, are called bishops to our detriment, for we retain the honorable office but fail to practice the virtues proper to it. Those who have been entrusted to us abandon God, and we are silent. They fall into sin, and we do not extend a hand of rebuke. … We are wrapped up in worldly concerns, and the more we devote ourselves to external things, the more insensitive we become in spirit.” The mistaken belief that bishops always have the power to speak on behalf of “the Church” plays into the popular misconception that bishops could, if they wished, change unpopular Catholic doctrines. The perception of the Church as a multinational corporation, with bishops (and ultimately the pope) wielding executive control, encourages secular critics to argue that the hierarchy should tailor dogmas to match popular styles. Even the notion that doctrines should be established by public opinion reflects the clericalist mentality. It derives from the assumption that the Church is our possession, operating under our guidance. The truth, which bears constant repetition”
Philip F. Lawler, The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It
Marlen Haushofer
“Sosehr ich mich auch bemühte, diesen Vorstellungen zu entfliehen, gelang es mir doch nie wirklich. Ich glaube auch nicht, daß sie wahnhaften Charakter hatten, denn es war viel unwahrscheinlicher, daß ich mitten im Wald die Tiere durchbringen würde, als daß sie starben. Ich habe an derartigen Ängsten gelitten, solange ich mich zurückerinnere, und ich werde darunter leiden, solange irgendein Geschöpf lebt, das mir anvertraut ist. Manchmal, schon lange ehe es die Wand gab, habe ich gewünscht, tot zu sein, um meine Bürde endlich abwerfen zu können. Über diese schwere Last habe ich immer geschwiegen; ein Mann hätte mich nicht verstanden, und die Frauen, denen ging es doch genau wie mir. Und so tratschten wir lieber über Kleider, Freundinnen und Theater und lachten, die heimliche verzehrende Sorge in den Augen. Jede von uns wußte darum, und deshalb redeten wir nie darüber. Es war eben der Preis, den man für die Fähigkeit bezahlte, lieben zu können.”
Marlen Haushofer, The Wall
بثينة العيسى
“حاول في إحدى المرات ان يسمي مشاعره، ولم يقدر، فهو على الأرجح وصل متأخراً، ورغم أن كلمة "فقد" في ذاتها لا تبدو كفاية، إلا انها الخيار الوحيد المطروح. فقدٌ بعشرات الأيدي، يستحوذ على كل ما لديه. لو أنه وضع قائمة بكل الأشياء التي خسرها، أين ستبدأ، وأين ستنتهي؟”
بثينة العيسى, كل الأشياء
Bob Woodward
“The Deep State was not the problem. It was the up-in-your-face state.”
Bob Woodward, Fear: Trump in the White House
Billy Graham
“He turned me to 2 Corinthians 1:3–4, 6:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God . . . if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
From those words of the apostle I gained comfort for myself in my personal trouble, just as many others have also done. But there is more to it than that. This passage from Paul suggests a new insight into suffering. Briefly put, it is this: not only are we comforted in our trials, but our trials can equip us to comfort others.”
Billy Graham, Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional
Lisa Scottoline
“I know that you guys decide who you ‘like’ and who you don’t, then confirmation bias sets in and before you know it, the wrong person has been suspected of murder, even charged.”
Lisa Scottoline, Feared
Alain de Botton
“The only people who can still strike us as normal are those we don’t yet know very well. The best cure for love is to get to know them better.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love
Mary Catherine Bateson
“We talk in this country often about property rights, but we talk more rarely about the shares people have in each other's lives, and about people's rights to participation and pleasure, especially at the moments of passage: the right to throw a handful of earth on a coffin, the right to stand up to catch a tossed bouquet and dream of one's own future wedding, to kiss a bride or groom and to hold a newborn. Couple's today devise new rituals or set up housekeeping together in ways most meaningful to themselves without wondering whether meaning is something they owe to a larger community.”
Mary Catherine Bateson, With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
Tressie McMillan Cottom
“When people talk about for-profit colleges, they often do so with a lot of disdain. If traditional colleges that take in a fraction of willing students every year annoy you, then you might be disdainful of their "prestige cartel." If you are concerned about vulnerable people making expensive educational decisions with little education, then you might disdain the "predatory" for-profit schools. If you think that a strong work ethic can trump all manner of troubles, you might disdain the "weak" people who go to a "predatory" school. What is interesting to me is how much disdain is spread among students and schools and how little disdain there is for labor markets.”
Tressie McMillan Cottom, Lower Ed: How For-Profit Colleges Deepen Inequality in America
Mary Catherine Bateson
“Death is also the moment of a gift that the old give to the young, a last opportunity to teach about life, but is so shaped by accident and happenstance that the moment may pass and wisdom is often unexpressed. The young stand by, wanting to give back to their parents some fraction of the care given to them, hoping that their parents will meet death in a way that softens the anticipation of death in their own lives and reconfirms their sense of the integrity or generosity of their parents.”
Mary Catherine Bateson
Colson Whitehead
“Q: Why write about slavery? Haven’t we had enough stories about slavery? Why do we need another one?

A: I could have written about upper middle class white people who feel sad sometimes, but there’s a lot of competition.”
Colson Whitehead
“If it ain't broke, you haven't let me play with it yet.”
Jeff Simpkins
“Svaka knjiga koja vas nosi i inspiriše da se nađete pored njenog glavnog junaka jeste dobra knjiga.
Najbolja knjiga je ona posle čijih nekoliko stranica shvatite da ste vi zapravo njen glavni junak.”
Bojan Medić, Ko nema u glavi, ima u šaržeru
tags: knjige
“ANGER IS A DESTRUCTIVE soul-trait. Just as scurvy is a disease of the body, so is anger a disease of the soul. —ORCHOT TZADDIKIM (1540)”
Alan Morinis, Every Day, Holy Day: 365 Days of Teachings and Practices from the Jewish Tradition of Mussar
“Ljudi su od pamtiveka pridavali seksu mnogo veći značaj nego što to zaista ima. Razlika je samo u tome što su, tokom vekova, ljudi o njemu govorili krišom, pridajući mu nekakav tajanstveni, gotovo magijski karakter, a katolička crkva ga je čak proglašavala izvorom svakog zla na svetu. A od druge polovine dvadesetog veka seks je zastupljen na svakom koraku, u novinama, televiziji, internetu, kao da je nešto najprimarnije u ljudskom životu, primarnije od drugih fizioloških potreba, čak i od samog zdravlja. Zatrpan seksom na svakom koraku, današnji čovek teško uspeva da razluči da iza tolike halabuke stoji čitava industrija koja, izrabljujući prirodne porive ljudi, zgrće milijarde dolara.”
Bojan Medić, Ko nema u glavi, ima u šaržeru
tags: seks
Mary Catherine Bateson
“Monotony and repetition are characteristic of many parts of life, but these do not become sources of conscious discomfort until noveltyt and entertainmet are built up as positive experiences.”
Mary Catherine Bateson, With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
“Priroda je sama udesila da i među ljudima, kao i među brojevima, postoje primljudi – ekvivalenti primbrojevima, koji su deljivi samo brojem jedan i samim sobom. To su unikatni primerci one retke vrste ljudi koja nikada ne uspeva da pronađe modus vivendi sa svojim bližnjima, pa čitav svoj vek proživi daleko od svoje okoline, u samoći i tišini.”
Bojan Medić, Ko nema u glavi, ima u šaržeru
Sally Rooney
“You need to get straight in your mind what you think a good society would look like, said Marianne. And if you think people should be able to go to college and get English degrees, you shouldn't feel guilty for doing that yourself, because you have every right to.”
Sally Rooney, Normal People
Mary Catherine Bateson
“I have always tended to look to the special circumstances of my childhood whenever I felt unhappy or lacking in confidence, and yet it is not reasonable to attribute a degree of estrangement that is part of the general human condition to a particular idiosyncratic experience.”
Mary Catherine Bateson, With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
“Listen children, hear us say
Trusting strangers not okay
When at home, at school at play
Don’t trust strangers any day.”
Julie Hanson, Coralie The Cotton Candy Angel: Learning about trusting strangers
Loren Weisman
“When you treat your business or dream like a living, breathing baby… You’ll make better decisions and wiser choices.

Stop, shortcutting, second guessing and buying into the unproven hype.

Your dreams deserve more.”
loren weisman
Helen Simonson
“The small staircase, with its faded oriental runner, loomed as steep and impassable as Everest’s Hillary Steps.”
Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
“Among the best shows were these, some of which have attained cult followings: The Most Dangerous Game (Oct. 1, 1947), a showcase for two actors, Paul Frees and Hans Conried, as hunted and hunter on a remote island; Evening Primrose (Nov. 5, 1947), John Collier’s too-chilling-to-be-humorous account of a misfit who finds sanctuary (and something else that he hadn’t counted on) when he decides to live in a giant department store after hours; Confession (Dec. 31, 1947), surely one of the greatest pure-radio items ever done in any theater—Algernon Blackwood’s creepy sleight-of-hand that keeps a listener guessing until the last line; Leiningen vs. the Ants (Jan. 17, 1948) and Three Skeleton Key (Nov. 15, 1949), interesting as much for technical achievement as for story or character development (soundmen Gould and Thorsness utilized ten turntables and various animal noises in their creation of Three Skeleton Key’s swarming pack of rats); Poison (July 28, 1950), a riveting commentary on intolerance wrapped in a tense struggle to save a man from the deadliest snake in the world—Jack Webb stars”
John Dunning, On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio
“The morning mushroom knows nothing of twilight and dawn; the summer cicada knows nothing of spring and autumn.”
Chuang Tzu
“History presents us with a list of not less than sixty-four emperors and kings deposed by the popes.”
J.A. Wylie, The Papacy
Luis Sepúlveda
“Il volto umano non mente mai: è l'unica mappa che segna tutti i territori in cui abbiamo vissuto.”
Luis Sepúlveda, Diario di un killer sentimentale
بثينة العيسى
“عندما يعجز الحزين عن الحزن، عندما يدفن رأسه بين ذراعيه، ويغرق في الصمت آملاً ان يختنق فيه، سيقول الجميع أنه مكتئب. يمكن للمرء ان يكون حزيناً، بلا مبرر، وأن يحصل على اسم براق لحزنه. لكن لماذا تحتاج السعادة إلى كل تلك المعادلات الرياضية والتجارب المخبرية لكي نصدق وجودها؟ تساءل لحظتها؛ هل أنا حزين ام لا؟ لم يدر بم يجيب. كان قد بلغ تلك الأرض البكر التي تقع فيما وراء الحزن والسعادة. كان، ببساطة شديدة، يطفو فوق ذاكرته، دونما ألم.”
بثينة العيسى, كل الأشياء
“For Noah and Nico,
Southampton’s future strikeforce”
Matt Oldfield, Kane (Ultimate Football Heroes) - Collect Them All!
Stephanie Lahart
“Strive to build friendships that don’t consist of competition, comparison, jealousy, or drama. Make friends that bring out the best in you, celebrate you, and that genuinely like and love you. Genuine friendship is life!”
Stephanie Lahart
JT Salen
“Just the feel of her pressed against me was enough."
Luca, Apprehensive Heart”
JT Salen
Heather Young-Nichols
“Being an adult sort of sucked.”
Heather Young-Nichols, Making Her Mine
Terry Pratchett
“Don't eat the green wobbly bit.”
Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
بثينة العيسى
“تساءل ما الذي يؤمن به اليوم؟ لم يدرِ. كان يعرف انه تغير، لكنه لا يعرف كيف”
بثينة العيسى, كل الأشياء
“Assume, then, that every nightmare you’ve ever had in a hotel was a cry for help, some violence from the past reaching out to you.”
Colin Dickey, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places
Alain de Botton
“We seem unwilling to allow for the possibility that the glory of our species may lie not only in the launching of satellites, the founding of companies, and the manufacturing of miraculously thin semiconductors but also in an ability—even if it is widely distributed among billions—to spoon yogurt into small mouths, find missing socks, clean toilets, deal with tantrums, and wipe congealed things off tables.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love
Marlen Haushofer
“Ich erinnere mich sehr gut, wie wenig Phantasie die meisten Menschen besaßen. Wahrscheinlich war das ein Glück für sie. Phantasie macht den Menschen überempfindlich, verletzbar und ausgeliefert. Vielleicht ist sie überhaupt eine Entartungserscheinung. Ich habe den Phantasielosen ihren Mangel nie angekreidet, manchmal habe ich sie sogar um ihn beneidet. Sie hatten ein leichteres und angenehmeres Leben als die anderen.”
Marlen Haushofer, The Wall
Alain de Botton
“The modern expectation is that there will be equality in all things in the couple—which means, at heart, an equality of suffering.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love
Alain de Botton
“The Prestige of Laundry”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love
Stacey Keith
“Loneliness descends like helm clouds over a Brontë moor.”
Stacey Keith, Stripped Down: A Naked Memoir
Mohith Agadi
“Philanthropy comes in all sizes but they all weigh the same.”
Mohith Agadi
Elaine N. Aron
“Another kind of HSP could potentially have an even stronger pause-to-check system but an activation system that is also very strong—just not quite as strong. This kind of HSP would be both very curious and very cautious, bold yet anxious, easily bored yet easily overaroused. The optimal level of arousal is a narrow range. One could say there is a constant power struggle between the advisor and the impulsive, expansive warrior within the person.”
Elaine N. Aron, The Highly Sensitive Person
K.A. Merikan
“You keep clinging to details whereas the bottom line is, one move of his ass, and you went after him like fucking Hansel to lick the witch’s cunt in the gingerbread house.”
K.A. Merikan, Guns n' Boys: He Is Mine
Jana Beňová
“What should I do if I love two men?" a young woman asked her girlfriend helplessly at the next table. "Write a novel," said Elza, turning toward her. "Make it a story where there's little talk and a lot of sorrow.”
Jana Beňová, Plán odprevádzania
K.A. Merikan
“eyes. “You keep clinging to details whereas the bottom line is, one move of his ass, and you went after him like fucking Hansel to lick the witch’s cunt in the gingerbread house.”
K.A. Merikan, Guns n' Boys: He Is Mine
K.A. Merikan
“You are evil. It’s like the devil had sex with a succubus and you are their spawn.”
K.A. Merikan, Guns n' Boys: He Is Poison
Michiko Kakutani
“postmodernist arguments deny an objective reality existing independently from human perception, contending that knowledge is filtered through the prisms of class, race, gender, and other variables. In rejecting the possibility of an objective reality and substituting the notions of perspective and positioning for the idea of truth, postmodernism enshrined the principle of subjectivity.”
Michiko Kakutani, The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you want to teach something to water, you must be first a river, a lake, an ocean; you must be rain and flood, ice and hail, rime and snow! You must be all of them! But not enough! You must be something more, only then you can teach something to water!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
Mehmet Murat ildan
“Suya bir şey öğretmek istiyorsan, önce bir nehir, bir göl, bir okyanus olmalısın; yağmur ve sel, buz ve dolu, kırağı ve kar olmalısın! Hepsi olmalısın! Ama yeterli değil! Daha fazla bir şey olmalısın, ancak o zaman suya bir şey öğretebilirsin!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
Matt Ruff
“You made love to a dream. Have I ever lied to you, George? Then remember what I told you: Whoever you love will be just like me. Any woman seen through love’s eyes is as perfect as you thought me to be.” “No,” George said. “There’s no one like you.” “They’re all like me, George, if you see with your heart. But some of them stay.”
Matt Ruff, Fool on the Hill: A Novel
Barbara Delinsky
“who will be calling her Mommy before long.” She took a deep,”
Barbara Delinsky, Blueprints
Neil Gaiman
“If there’s a heaven, it’s a library.”
Neil Gaiman
Shashi Tharoor
“the cricketer-prince Ranjitsinhji obliged his peasantry, in the midst of a crippling drought, to contribute to the British coffers during World War I; and as his state choked in the grip of famine, he literally burned up a month’s revenues in a fireworks display for a visiting viceroy.”
Shashi Tharoor, An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India
John Tottenham
“LETTING GO

In a constant state of choking down bitterness.
Getting it all down in the hope of exhausting it.
Only to find there's more, it multiplies.

How empty my life would be without it.
What a gaping hole it would leave.
And what could possibly take its place?

That's a good question...
I'm drawing a blank.

To 'let go' of bitterness and resentment:
It's an interesting concept.
I must try it sometime.
No hurry.

The Hate Poems
John Tottenham”
John Tottenham, The Hate Poems
Matt Ruff
“April, she had died. April could still be a very cold month in Ithaca, though it was certainly not the best month for dying of exposure. A depressed person would have a better bet walking along the edge of one of the gorges and “accidentally” falling in. Of course the man Jessop had done neither; hand-making his daughter’s tombstone had probably kept him too occupied to even consider suicide. Yes. That was it; that was the key. An act of creation in the face of loss.”
Matt Ruff, Fool on the Hill: A Novel
John Tottenham
“Cast further adrift by this subtle urgency,
I can feel my precious life ebbing away.
Better to be a recluse than a loose wreck,
a small fish in a pond instead of lost at sea.
Erudition without motivation cuts no ice around here;
the extent of my ambition is shabby gentility.

The Hate Poems
John Tottenham”
John Tottenham, The Hate Poems
John Tottenham
“I can go from biting loneliness
to social claustrophobia - and back -
in ten seconds flat.

The Hate Poems
John Tottenham”
John Tottenham, The Hate Poems
Colleen Hoover
“Neither of us says I love you before we fall asleep. Sometimes two people share a silent moment that feels so deep and so powerful, a simple phrase such as I love you risks losing all prior meaning if spoken aloud.”
Colleen Hoover, Maybe Now
John Tottenham
“SENSE AND INSENSIBILITY

You fell just far enough
to break your fall, losing it
while being careful not to lose it all.
A struggle embraced conditionally,
that you could emerge from victoriously,
with enhanced credibility.

The Hate Poems
John Tottenham”
John Tottenham, The Hate Poems
Pam Muñoz Ryan
“Es difícil abandonar la libertad un vez que se ha disfrutado de ella.”
Pam Muñoz Ryan, Riding Freedom
Colleen Hoover
“It’s one thing for a person to find their passion, but it’s another thing entirely to be able to share that passion with the person you’re passionate about.”
Colleen Hoover, Maybe Now
John Tottenham
“You yearned
to earn the right to have your problems
taken seriously, to move on
and claim your reward:
the right to be bored.

The Hate Poems
John Tottenham”
John Tottenham, The Hate Poems
John Tottenham
“You looked away
when we passed each other on the street.
Then you disappeared again,
and your life was complete.

The Hate Poems, p.54
John Tottenham”
John Tottenham, The Hate Poems
John Tottenham
“WINDSONG

I have a heart like a wheelbarrow,
there are no windmills in my mind.
Love blows in and floats around freely
like the wind - getting in the way
of other things.

This rootless love without design,
which has no object, point or point of origin -
one looks for it in every face,
looking for somebody to become that place
where everything that falls apart
falls into place.

It seeks definition, a place of rest,
to find its home in a woman's breast -
to die there, or multiply there.
When, surely to keep it to oneself
would be best.

The Hate Poems
John Tottenham”
John Tottenham, The Hate Poems
“Some of the best nights in your life will never make it onto your Wikipedia page. Stop worrying about your credits and consider enjoying the day.
You die at the end.”
Doug Stanhope, This Is Not Fame: A "From What I Re-Memoir"
John Tottenham
“NAP ON A MUGGY AFTERNOON

When we part, all the closeness and pleasure
of our time together immediately dissolves
into lonely agitation. Having shared a cool iron bed
with a warm and beautiful woman, I return home
and lie incapacitated on the sofa: drained, dismantled,
wracked with longing and restlessness;
yet somehow, despite the dismal aftereffects,
it seems worth it.

The Hate Poems
John Tottenham”
John Tottenham, The Hate Poems
Marina Dyachenko
“But no one had ever been saved by memories, no one had been protected by words and pledges, and those loved greatly by others died too.”
Marina Dyachenko, Vita Nostra
“few would know that pundit is from Urdu;”
Jack Strange, It's A Strange Place, England
“Another Indian importee is the word thug from the religion of thag or thugee that saw one particular religious sect strangling and dismembering travellers in the name of their god.”
Jack Strange, It's A Strange Place, England
“When it rains look for rainbows. When it's dark look for stars.”
Dr Sukhraj Dhillon
“common?”
Dan Gilden, Awesome Jokes For Kids Vol.1:
“Father dwelt with the Lord and would see Mother again. The thought gave her a little joy. The coming days would be difficult, and she had no idea how it would all work out. But she would rest in the Lord, as well. Because He was her rock and her strength.”
Kimberley Woodhouse, The Mayflower Bride
Morgan Matson
“I had never been to a drive-in before, but I'd loved it after the first movie - the big screen set up at one end of a field, the cars parked in slightly crooked rows, the speakers you could hang over the window of your car, the way they always played double features.”
Morgan Matson, Since You've Been Gone
Trevor Carss
“I want to inspire others to be their quirky selves. Be you and be different.”
Trevor Carss
Rachel Hollis
“No matter how you bring a baby into the world (even through adoption), it's emotionally and physically exhausting - but somehow you find a way through.”
Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Matshona Dhliwayo
“If you know where you are from, it is harder for people to stop you where you are going.”
Matshona Dhliwayo
Liane Moriarty
“When Frances was eight years old, a man patted her mother's bottom as he walked past them on a suburban street. "Nice arse," he said in a friendly tone. Frances remembered thinking, Oh, that's kind of him. And then she'd watched in shock as her five-foot-nothing mother chased the man to the corner and swung a heavy handbag full of hardback library books at the back of his head.”
Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers
tags: lol
Idries Shah
“Hay un tipo de hombre peor que un hombre jactancioso: uno que se queja.”
Idries Shah, The Dermis Probe
Idries Shah
“There is one kind of man worse than a boastful man: a complaining one.”
Idries Shah, The Dermis Probe
Rachel Hollis
“You have to choose not to compare.”
Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
“The West exported so much democracy to the Middle East, it ran out of it.”
Fuad Alakbarov, Exodus
Matt Haig
“You know, you love someone and they love you back, and then they're gone. Where does that love go?"
Father Christmas thought about this....
"The love of a person never disappears," he said softly. "Even if they might. We have memories, you see, Amelia. Love never dies. We love someone and they love us back, and that love is stored, and it protects us. It is bigger than life, and it doesn't end with with life. It stays inside us. They stay inside us. Inside our hearts.”
Matt Haig, The Girl Who Saved Christmas
“People who say literature doesn't matter, there are three books from the Middle East that are still shaping the world many centuries later.”
Fuad Alakbarov, Exodus
Sonja Yoerg
“That was, in fact, what time was: a narrow container for a relentless succession of tasks. The container could not be expanded, but the tasks could multiply exponentially. In fact, tasks were guaranteed to multiply.”
Sonja Yoerg, True Places
“Western governments invaded Iraq, dismantled Libya, interfered without success in Yemen and Syria. Yet North Korea causes all the trouble?”
Fuad Alakbarov, Exodus
“Не превозносись и не допускай в душе своей дерзости. Да не прилепится душа твоя к гордым, но обращайся с праведными и смиренными.
Случающиеся с тобой тяжелые обстоятельства принимай, как благо, зная, что без Бога ничего не бывает.”
Дидахе
Matt Haig
“No, she felt homesick, not for a place, but for a time. Maybe it wasn't homesickness at all. Maybe it was timesickness. She just missed those days when she was younger - seven, six, five, four years old - when she didn't know so much about the world. She missed, most of all, her mother.”
Matt Haig, The Girl Who Saved Christmas
Joe Abercrombie
“Glokta: If this man is a wizard’s apprentice, I am the Emperor of Gurkhul.

“I am Glokta. From His Majesty’s Inquisition. I have been sent to investigate this… unfortunate business. I was expecting someone older.”

“Oh, yes, sorry, I am Malacus Quai,” stammered the young man, “apprentice to great Bayaz, the First of the Magi, great in High Art and learned in deep—”

Kneel, kneel before me! I am the mighty Emperor of Gurkhul!”
joe abercrombie, The First Law
tags: humor
Rachel Hollis
“We can walk into the school year and remember that we’re raising our children into the adults they will become. Our valiant endeavor will take us a lifetime of effort. A single day, or even a handful of days, when you aren’t mom of the century won’t make or break your kids. It’s the intention to do well that will see them through. It’s the lessons in grace and self-care and realistic expectations, where you teach them about what you’re capable of, that will truly serve them later on.”
Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Helen Oyeyemi
“Lily was a bunch of crumpled pockets and Sylvie is a black dress, perfumed scarves, iron posture and whatever else turns a person into an atmosphere.”
Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching
Matt Haig
“Do you know how magic works?
The kind of magic that gets reindeer to fly in the sky? The kind that helps Father Christmas travel around the world in a single night? The kind that can stop time and make dreams come true?
Hope.
That's how.
Without hope, there would be no magic.”
Matt Haig, The Girl Who Saved Christmas
Laura Amy Schlitz
“I have always thought that if something dreadful happened, I would be very brave, but when someone has a needle next to your eye, it’s different.”
Laura Amy Schlitz, The Hired Girl

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