“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?” – Tina Fey (1970 -) We’ve been on an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt kick the past few days with the arrival of season 2. I had watched the first season when it came out a year ago and re-watched it with… Read More Quotable Quickie: The Most Important Rule of Beauty
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) This is my absolute favorite quote from Camus – and perhaps from anyone ever. Whenever I feel like I’m going down the wrong path or am… Read More Quotable Quickie: Freedom in an Unfree World
“I want everyone not to give up on their dreams and do what they feel in their hearts. Even if it’s impossible, even if they don’t have the right conditions, you never know what will happen, just keep trying. Maybe you’ll get a chance like I did. Or maybe you’ll make your own chance.” –… Read More Quotable Quickie: Syrian Refugee Teen Puts Us All to Shame [Women’s History Month]
“I have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that I can stand in the way of those who are less strong. I can take the bullets for those who aren’t able to.” – Margaret Cho (1968- ) Margaret Cho is a ragingly spectacular comedienne and if you were only familiar… Read More Quotable Quickie: Taking Bullets for Others [Women’s History Month]
“I have this idea of myself when I’m older, having had a career and having done acting and activism and affecting the world in some sort of way, and I’m a bit more of a settled feminist—I’m less angry, less angsty. And I’m able to be sort of Zen and just smoke weed on a… Read More Quotable Quickie: Braless Zen [Women’s History Month]
“This Women’s History Month, I refuse to celebrate a white feminism that keeps women of color on the margins. This Women’s History Month, I refuse to celebrate a white feminism that alienates, subjugates and oppresses women of color… We have been, are, and will always be ‘exceptional’ and ‘important.’” – Barbara Sostaita This is taken… Read More Quotable Quickie [Women’s History Month Edition]: Down With Oppressive Feminism
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve… Read More Quotable Quickie: Don’t Be Trapped By Dogma
“In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world. The third is freedom… Read More Quotable Quickie: Four Freedoms
“I think hatred is wasted energy, and it’s all non-productive. I’m very sensitive — a sharp word, said by a person, say, who has a temper, if they’re close to me, hurts me for days. I know we’re only human, we do go in for these various emotions, call them negative emotions, but when all… Read More Quotable Quickie: The Master of… Sensitivity?
“Once realise what the true object is in life – that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, ‘that last infirmity of noble minds’ – but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man – and then, so long… Read More Quotable Quickie: A Very Un-Un-Happy Birthday!
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. – Edgar Allan Poe (1807 – 1849) Yesterday was Edgar Allan Poe’s 207th birthday. Yes, we’re… Read More Quotable Quickie: Perfect the Human Nevermore
“The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” – Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) Yesterday, President Obama announced a plea of executive action: common sense gun control laws now. I’m not going to get into any gun rights debates today – maybe tomorrow, but not today. Mr. Russell’s words above represent my feelings on… Read More Quotable Quickie: On the Divisive Issue of Gun Control (and Everything Else We Like to Twist Our Knickers Over)