Monthly Archives: June 2016

People Pay For What They Do

People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead. James Baldwin From the beginning of the book, Bastard Out of Carolina, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Quotes From Violet Crawley (the Dowager Countess of Grantham) From Downton Abbey

At my age, one must ration one’s excitement. There’s nothing simpler than avoiding people you don’t like. Avoiding one’s friends, that’s the real test. Vulgarity is no substitute for wit. Don’t be defeatist, dear. It’s very middle class. Every woman … Continue reading

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What Were You Thinking?

Why do people ask, “What were you thinking?” Well, obviously I thought I was going to get away with it without having to explain shit. Anonymous from Facebook

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When Something Bad Happens, We Have 3 Choices

During his Lead Actor in a Play acceptance speech for his role in The Father at the June 12, 2016 Tony Awards, Frank Langella quoted Dr. Suess (Theodor Geisel): “I found some words that will mean more to you than … Continue reading

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You’re a Pair of Brown Shoes

Did you ever get the feeling the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes? George Gobel on NBC’s “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson”, 1969

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