"“Thus, in our time, in the name of love and for the good of the people, revolutionaries, communists, and anarchists perpetrate their destructions and murders. In the name of love, too, and again for the good of the people, the governments arrange their prisons, fortresses, exile systems, and executions. In the name of love and the highest welfare, not of one, but of all nations, diplomats arrange their alliances and congresses, resting on ever increasing and ever more elaborately armed armies. In the name of love, wealthy men, having gathered and retained wealth thanks to laws enforced by violence, arrange all sorts of philanthropic institutions, the security of which is again guarded by violence.
This is done everywhere.
The great, unnoticed evil of violence is perpetrated for the sake of things which appear good, and are intentionally paraded in that light. And, as must needs be the case, this not only fails to improve our condition, but makes it worse. Therefore, the condition of men in our time deteriorates more and more, and has become incomparably worse than that of men in ancient times. It has grown worse because the means of violence have increased a hundredfold, and the increase in the means of violence has increased the evil done by violence.”."
"Scars are just another kind of memory."
— M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."
— Steve McCroskey, Airplane!
"There is not love of life without despair about life."
— Albert Camus
"If you’re looking for sympathy you’ll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary."
"Have you ever lost yourself in a kiss? I mean pure psychedelic inebriation. Not just lustful petting but transcendental metamorphosis when you became aware that the greatness of this being was breathing into you. Licking the sides and corners of your mouth, like sealing a thousand fleshy envelopes filled with the essence of your passionate being and then opened by the same mouth and delivered back to you, over and over again - the first kiss of the rest of your life. A kiss that confirms that the universe is aligned."
— Saul Williams
"A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren’t so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction?"
— Wes Craven
I’m back!…. With a Nabokov quote!… I’m so happy! I’m really cold and I can barely move, though…
"What’s so special about him? I mean, can he make you puke?"
— Drop Dead Fred
"Let nothing bleed into nothing and do nothing at all?"
— Fates Warning, A Pleasant Shade of Gray