It is the fate of most men who mingle with the world, and attain even the prime...– Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a...– Edmund Burke
The concept of portraying evil and then destroying it — I know this is...– Hayao Miyazaki
‘Do you miss Jess?’ ‘Yes. She was my friend.’...– Jodi Picoult, House Rules
There is no deficit in human resources; the deficit is in human will… The...– Martin Luther King, Jr.
I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to...– Margaret Atwood
Charity is the humanitarian mask hiding the face of economic exploitation. In a...– Slavoj Žižek
Sometimes I feel there’s such a fine balance between calling someone out for their privilege-denying language and sounding like a complete dick. Particularly when it’s obvious that they didn’t mean to offend anyone, and it’s just that the norms the statement is based on are so embedded into society that they come to be taken totally for granted. And particularly when...
I am uneasy to think I approve of one object, and disapprove of another; call...– David Hume
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.– Edward Gibbon
Nothing makes people more neurotic than the expectation that they should be...– The Economist
He rips pages from his palm. Like a calendar, or like something in the distance; as if he were beyond texture. Red welts rising. Moon. Lights, long hill climb. A snake that ventures from the darkness coven. Now? Now is too dangerous. Don’t be absurd. Slow sunflower ascent. Dizzy crime. Retrieving.
The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures...– Wade Davis
One of the most significant facts about us may finally be that we all begin with...– Clifford Geertz