Princess Diana in a letter to Janet Filderman
December 14, 1985
"Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn’t know this either, but love don’t make things nice - it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die.”
Cher and Nicolas Cage in Moonstruck
(dir. Norman Jewison, MGM 1987)
George Orwell, 1939
(That was 74 years ago; where are we now?)
|—||Guy Cuevas on Wallis Franken|
If I’d had children and had a girl, the first words I would have taught her would have been ‘fuck off’ because we weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we? And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, ‘No, fuck off, leave me alone, thank you very much.
You see, I couldn’t help saying ‘Thank you very much’, I just couldn’t help myself.
Three excellent reasons to decline arguments on the internet
by George Bernard Shaw
1. I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
2. Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.
3. There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
Arthur C. Clarke
from ”Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination”
Profiles of the Future (1962)
from Conversations with Earnest Hemingway