Apocryphal Quotes

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Margaret Atwood
“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”
Margaret Atwood

Winston S. Churchill
“A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.”
Winston Churchill

Martin Luther King Jr.
“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Lisa Marie Basile
“I don't want to be loved despite my history:
I want absolution, someone to observe my fitting-into and
growing-out-of, someone to watch my spine
make the mannequin come to life.”
Lisa Marie Basile, APOCRYPHAL

Lisa Marie Basile
“… I am me, but am not
me: I have spent my entire life & all of its suffering
both as spectator & subject. a woman trapped eternally as a
child waiting for the holy father. I look pretty but feel so
young, standing on the curb sucking on the lemon of the
sun.”
Lisa Marie Basile, APOCRYPHAL

Lisa Marie Basile
“I don't respect these monsters but I weep anyway.
I curl my fingers in so that my palms bleed,
because I have been afraid of this whole entire life,
of being a pretty little thing.

being a pretty thing
is a problem. no one wants you,

not even the dead.”
Lisa Marie Basile, APOCRYPHAL

Lisa Marie Basile
“… I am born and born again.

I am born to represent
the white plain of redemption

to fuck carefully siphoning the blood out of you.

I am reconstructing my body to take in
what you took out, and it fits.”
Lisa Marie Basile, APOCRYPHAL

Lisa Marie Basile
“I am afraid of photographs. I am ashamed they will show
where I really come from. From particles of light, a slow
holding of breath as if I were filling with dirt & I am, because
where I come from is a place outside and it is not normal...”
Lisa Marie Basile, APOCRYPHAL

Lisa Marie Basile
“nostalgia will kill the good girl.
the truth is you should not waste your time on being good.”
Lisa Marie Basile, APOCRYPHAL