Friday, July 17, 2009

I was me, but now he's gone.
-- Metallica, Fade to Black
My mother always said she was the kind of person who was her daughter's best friend. So, I thought Great! Not only do I have a shitty mother, but my best friend is a loser bitch.
-- Dedee, The Opposite of Sex
The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism, and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
-- Florence King
You start out depressed, everything turns out a pleasant surprise.
-- Lloyd, Say Anything
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempts to prove otherwise constitutes inacceptable behavoir.
-- Fran Lebowitz
Destroy yourselves, you who are desperate and you who are tortured body and soul, abandon all hope. There is no more solace for you in this world. The world lives off your rotting flesh.
-- Antonio Artaud
Communism doesn't work because people like to own things.
-- Frank Zappa
Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and the suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame.
-- A.S. Byatt
She was no longer wrestling with her grief, but could sit down with it as a lasing companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.
-- George Eliot
It is better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees.
-- Emelio Zapata
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
-- Fran Lebowitz

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
-- Dante Alighieri
In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine.
-- Lou Reed
I think being a woman is like being Irish... Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same.
-- Iris Murdoch
You aren't ill; it is just that you are made of second-rate material."
-- Natalia Ginzburg, Family Sayings
I'm always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously.
-- David Bowie
Every artist was first an amateur.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
If Kuwait grew carrots, we wouldn't give a damn.
-- Lawrence Korb
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
-- Antonio Gramsci

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Drunkeness is nothing but a voluntary madness.
-- Louis Seneca
But truly, I have wept too much! The dawns are heartbreaking Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
-- Arthur Rimbaud
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
-- Gloria Steinem
The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.
-- Gloria Steinem
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-- Aristotle
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
-- Nietzsche
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
-- George Eliot
Abandon all hope, you who entere here.
-- Dante Alighieri
We adults have learned how to disguise our terrible character, but children, well, they are like grotesque drawings of us. They should be neither seen nor heard, and no one must make one.
-- Gore Vidal
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyound measure.
-- Nelson Mandela
Fool! Don't you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you!
-- Cleopatra