Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume G

Uriah G
“I’m convinced that today’s PC-Culture is a direct backlash to Gen X’s envelop-pushing.. It went from, “I pretend not to care, nothing offends me!” to “I pretend to care, everything offends me!”?” (Youtube comment on Astonishing Panorama of the End Times)

Neil Gaiman
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They don’t ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like “maybe we should just be friends” or “how very perceptive” turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.” (The Kindly Ones)
“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.” (TKO)
“Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”
“People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”

Tess G——-
“Why can’t everyone just get along and stop fighting? It would make this class a lot easier.” (on World History class)
“I think I’ve learned three things from English class:
1. People are idiots.
2. Don’t cheat on one another.
3. Don’t think you’re God.”

Peter Godfrey-Smith
“If someone sees you reading Heidegger on a train, they might think you would be an interesting person to have sex with. If they see you reading Dewey, there is a risk they will think you would be an excellent person to serve on a committee.”

“Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they translate it into their own language, and forthwith it means something entirely different.”
“Age doesn’t make us childish, as they say. It only finds us real children still.”

Emma Goldman
“Patriotism requires allegiance to the flag, which means obedience and readiness to kill father, mother, brother, sister.”
“There is no trace of such Communism—that is to say, of any Communism—in Soviet Russia. In fact, the mere suggestion of such a system is considered criminal there, and any attempt to carry it out is punished by death.”
“I think that there is nothing more pernicious than to degrade a human being into a cog of a soulless machine, turn him into a serf, into a spy or the victim of a spy. There is nothing more corrupting than slavery and despotism.”
“If elections changed anything, they’d be illegal.”

Edmond de Goncourt
“If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.”

Brandon Grafton
“God forgives,I don’t.”

Graham Greene
“Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought.”

Che Guevara
“I don’t care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting. “

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