1. Strange how we decorate pain.  —Margaret Atwood

    Strange how we decorate pain.  —Margaret Atwood

     
  2. Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. All my days have I watched it and listened to it, and I know it well. At first it told to me only the plain little tales of calm beaches and near ports, but with the years it grew more friendly and spoke of other things; of things more strange and more distant in space and in time.   —H. P. Lovecraft  The White Ship

    Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. All my days have I watched it and listened to it, and I know it well. At first it told to me only the plain little tales of calm beaches and near ports, but with the years it grew more friendly and spoke of other things; of things more strange and more distant in space and in time.   —H. P. Lovecraft  The White Ship

     
  3. For a thousand years I wielded the powers of the Wish. I brought ruin to the heads of unfaithful men. I brought forth destruction and chaos for the pleasure of the lower beings. I was feared and worshipped across the mortal globe. And now I’m stuck at Sunnydale High. Mortal. Child. And I’m flunking Math.  —Anyanka (former vengeance demon)   Buffy the Vampire slayer

    For a thousand years I wielded the powers of the Wish. I brought ruin to the heads of unfaithful men. I brought forth destruction and chaos for the pleasure of the lower beings. I was feared and worshipped across the mortal globe. And now I’m stuck at Sunnydale High. Mortal. Child. And I’m flunking Math.  —Anyanka (former vengeance demon)   Buffy the Vampire slayer

     
  4. I always think about what it means to wear eyeglasses. When you get used to glasses you don’t know how far you could really see. I think about all the people before eyeglasses were invented. It must have been weird because everyone was seeing in different ways according to how bad their eyes were. Now, eyeglasses standardize everyone’s vision to 20-20. That’s an example of everyone becoming more alike. Everyone could be seeing at different levels if it weren’t for glasses.  —Andy Warhol

    I always think about what it means to wear eyeglasses. When you get used to glasses you don’t know how far you could really see. I think about all the people before eyeglasses were invented. It must have been weird because everyone was seeing in different ways according to how bad their eyes were. Now, eyeglasses standardize everyone’s vision to 20-20. That’s an example of everyone becoming more alike. Everyone could be seeing at different levels if it weren’t for glasses.  —Andy Warhol

     
  5. After all, we may think we know the world as it is, but most of our human experiences suffer from a lack of empirical data. The truth is useful, but half-truths have the allure of the shadows on the edge of sleep, air the swirl of a chemical high. This is the only place where most of us get to meet mythical beings such as witches, fairies, monsters, princesses, and trustworthy drug addicts. Maybe we all only believe what we want to believe in the end.  —Stacy Richter   commentary on “A Case Study of Emergency Room Procedure”

    After all, we may think we know the world as it is, but most of our human experiences suffer from a lack of empirical data. The truth is useful, but half-truths have the allure of the shadows on the edge of sleep, air the swirl of a chemical high. This is the only place where most of us get to meet mythical beings such as witches, fairies, monsters, princesses, and trustworthy drug addicts. Maybe we all only believe what we want to believe in the end.  —Stacy Richter   commentary on “A Case Study of Emergency Room Procedure”

     
  6. If you call one wolf, you invite the pack —Bulgarian Proverb

    If you call one wolf, you invite the pack —Bulgarian Proverb

     
  7. So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness. —Hermann Hesse  Trees: Reflections and Poems

    So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness. —Hermann Hesse  Trees: Reflections and Poems

     
  8. Carnies built this country, the carnival part of it anyway.   —Homer Simpson  The Simpsons

    Carnies built this country, the carnival part of it anyway.   —Homer Simpson  The Simpsons

     
  9. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.  ―J.K. Rowling    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.  ―J.K. Rowling    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

     
  10. Style is originality; fashion is fascism. The two are eternally and unalterably opposed.  —Lester Bangs

    Style is originality; fashion is fascism. The two are eternally and unalterably opposed.  —Lester Bangs