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Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want to seem like a good person so that people (including myself) will approve of me? Is there a difference? How do I ever actually know whether I’m bullshitting myself, morally speaking?
It occurs to me that the peculiarity of most things we think of as fragile is how tough they truly are. There were tricks we did with eggs, as children, to show how they were, in reality, tiny load-bearing marble halls; while the beat of the wings of a butterfly in the right place, we are told, can create a hurricane across an ocean. Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkable difficult to kill.
Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. The unemployment rate is below eight percent. The day after the Benghazi attack the President called it an ‘act of terror.’ Do whatever you need to do to make yourself feel better, but do not confuse your World Net Daily-caliber, therapeutic, conservative, alternative-reality, fantasy babble for what actually happened. Because stuff really does actually happen. And eventually you really do have to deal with it.
Your republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney everyone!
Good God, he just gave us all this bright and shiny package of a present…
This was so damaging on so many levels. He won’t live this one down. Talk about mobilization… and audacity. He just pissed a LOT of people off…
It’s wrong that I’m shaking with glee, though… probably… maybe… just a little bit.
Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake someone else up, so that they can feel this way, too.
I preferred this one, @brooklynmutt… ;o)
I want a few framed versions of this… two in my bedroom, one in my kitchen, one in my living, dining room area. This is quite possibly the most inspiring piece of advice ever, from one of the very few people that you would never be able to say in response, “he’s completely full of sh…”
Maybe I’ll just make it my lock screen for my phone and iPad.