Gadfly Quotes

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E.A. Bucchianeri
“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“...it’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mould. It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Margaret  Rogerson
“Why do we desire, above all other things, that which has the greatest power to destroy us?”
Margaret Rogerson, An Enchantment of Ravens

E.A. Bucchianeri
“I am an artist you know ... it is my right to be odd.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Errors do not cease to be errors simply because they’re ratified into law.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in the
world. It’s like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Socrates: Have you noticed on our journey how often the citizens of this new land remind each other it is a free country?
Plato: I have, and think it odd they do this.
Socrates: How so, Plato?
Plato: It is like reminding a baker he is a baker, or a sculptor he is a
sculptor.
Socrates: You mean to say if someone is convinced of their trade, they have
no need to be reminded.
Plato: That is correct.
Socrates: I agree. If these citizens were convinced of their freedom, they would not need reminders.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It’s not unpatriotic to denounce an injustice committed on our behalf, perhaps it’s the most patriotic thing we can do.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“... what you think is right isn't the same as knowing what is right.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“If you boil it down, just because someone else does the wrong thing we are not exempt from doing what’s right.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Pops added,"you know, they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve."
"And if you do, you never get the results you expected," (Katherine) replied.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“... how terrible is the pain of the mind and heart when the freedom of mankind is suppressed!”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“...they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve, and if you do, you never get the results you expected.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“... a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Evil influence is like a nicotine patch, you cannot help but absorb what sticks to you.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“If Christ is God, He cannot sin, and if suffering was a sin in and by itself, He could not have suffered and died for us. However, since He took the most horrific death to redeem us, He showed us in fact that suffering and pain have great power.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Abortion should be listed as a weapon of mass destruction against the voiceless.”
E.A. Bucchianeri

E.A. Bucchianeri
“You cannot hinder someone’s free will, that’s the first law of the Universe, no matter what the decision.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“There has to be a cut-off somewhere between the freedom of expression and a graphically explicit free-for-all.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“If you are what you eat, you are what you see and hear.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Editors can be stupid at times. They just ignore that author’s intention. I always try to read unabridged editions, so much is lost with cut versions of classic literature, even movies don’t make sense when they are edited too much. I love the longueurs of a book even if they seem pointless because you can get a peek into the author’s mind, a glimpse of their creative soul. I mean, how would people like it if editors came along and said to an artist, ‘Whoops, you left just a tad too much space around that lily pad there, lets crop that a bit, shall we?’. Monet would be ripping his hair out.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It is unfortunate that in most cases when the sins of the father fall on the son it is because unlike God, people refuse to forgive and forget and heap past wrongs upon innocent generations.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“The devil has not vanished simply because people refuse to believe he exists, no more than God has...”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Democracy was supposed to champion freedom of speech, and yet the simple rules of table decorum could clamp down on the rights their forefathers had fought and died for.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“When in doubt, throw doubt out and have a little faith....”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Since art is considered a noble field, art should be used to promote all that is good and noble, and in a noble fashion.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

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