Factober

Partisan rancour and party politics and ideology have got in the way of compromise - and compromise is the only thing that has ever made politics successful.

Posted 5 months ago

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The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who

The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
Posted 5 months ago

I'm a hopeless romantic. It's disgusting. It really is. I've seen 'While Yo

I'm a hopeless romantic. It's disgusting. It really is. I've seen 'While You Were Sleeping', like, twenty times, and I still believe in the whole Prince Charming thing.
Posted 5 months ago

I’d never seen a man cry before, only on TV. I’d never even seen Dad close

I’d never seen a man cry before, only on TV. I’d never even seen Dad close to crying. Those tears looked so odd on you. It was like the strength of you just seemed to sap away. The surprise of it stopped me from being so scared.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

For most of my life I've been a listener. At least in the beginning, I thin

For most of my life I've been a listener. At least in the beginning, I think the reason I listened so intently was to have a chance of hearing the train before it ran over me.
Posted 5 months ago

Without money and without connections- I have failed you!

Without money and without connections- I have failed you!
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

But what I knew then was that nobody-- not even my mother-- was to be trust

But what I knew then was that nobody-- not even my mother-- was to be trusted in a strange world that showed very little of itself on the surface.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

It's strange how money seems to silence a neighborhood," I say quietly. "On

It's strange how money seems to silence a neighborhood," I say quietly. "On my street, where no one has money, it's so loud. Sirens blaring, people shouting, car doors slamming, stereos thumping. There's always someone, somewhere, making noise.
Posted 5 months ago

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of eve

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. (in Bill Moyers' Healing and the Mind)
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

There is already enough chattering nonsense on the ground. Do we really nee

There is already enough chattering nonsense on the ground. Do we really need aviaries in pressurised tin cans at 30,000 feet as well ?
Posted 5 months ago

Don't let the blights of the past hold you back from the bliss of the futur

Don't let the blights of the past hold you back from the bliss of the future
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

To me, it's far more efficient to mobilize the imagination. It's far more e

To me, it's far more efficient to mobilize the imagination. It's far more efficient to hear a creaking step, for example, than to see the face of a monster, which usually looks ridiculous, and where you know that the blood is ketchup.
Posted 5 months ago

The soul of him who has education is whole and perfect and escapes the wors

The soul of him who has education is whole and perfect and escapes the worst disease, but, if a man's education be neglected, he walks lamely through life and returns good for nothing to the world below.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago