- Fablehaven - Grandpa Sorenson
I made two simple rules, you understood them, and you broke them. Just because I chose not to share all my reasons for making the rules, you think you should escape punishment?
Bill and Ted
- Battle of the Bands Speech
We've been to the past. We've been to the future. We've been all around the afterlife... And the best place to be is here. And the best time to be is now. And all we can say is... LET'S ROCK!
- Shower Thoughts
Have you ever wondered who put the alphabet in alphabetical order? Or who made numbers and math the way it is today? These are all things I think of in the shower.
- Beautiful Darkness, Caster Chronicles book #2
There's something about sitting alone in the dark that reminds you how big the world really is. and how far apart we all are. The stars look like they're so close, you could reach out and touch them. But you can't. Sometimes things look a lot closer than they are.
Edgar Allan Poe
- An excerpt from The Black Cat
We had birds, goldfish, a fine dog, rabbits, a small monkey, and a cat. This latter was remarkably large and beautiful animal, entirely black, and sagacious to an astonishing degree. In speaking of his intelligence, my wife, who at heart was not a little tinctured with superstition, made frequent allusion to the ancient popular notion, which regarded all black cats as witches in disguise.
Ghost Children-- Coraline
- The Other Mother
She spied on our lives through the little doll's eyes. And saw that we weren't happy. So she lured us away with treasures and treats and games to play. Gave all that we asked . Yet we still wanted more. So we let her sew the buttons. She said she that she loved us. But locked us here. And ate up our lives.
Sometimes, your future is already set, and there's nothing you can do about it. There are some things you just can't change, no matter how hard you work. Unfair, don't you think? It isn't an easy fact to accept and I'm not telling you to, but that's just how life is. Unfair.
Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very cool Kanye Very.
- Skinny Legs and All
Since religion bore false witness to the Divine, religion was blasphemy. And once it entered into its unholy alliance with politics, it became the most dangerous and repressive force that the world has ever known.
- Jitterbug Perfume
Like the Arthurian years at Camelot, the Sixties constituted a breakthrough, a fleeting moment of glory, a time when a significant little chunk of humanity briefly realized its moral potential and flirted with its neurological destiny, a collective spiritual awakening that flared brilliantly until the barbaric and mediocre impulses of the species drew tight once more the curtains of darkness.
- Wild Ducks Flying Backwards
Crazy wisdom swims against the current in order to avoid being swept along in the wake of bourgeois compromise, wisdom that flouts taboos in order to undermine their power; wisdom that evolves when one, while refusing to avert one's gaze from the sorrows of the world, insists on joy in spite of everything; wisdom that embraces risk and eschews security, wisdom that turns the tables on neurosis by lampooning it, the wisdom of those who neither seek authority nor willingly submit to it.
This is the last of my achievements: Submit 1 quote. So, to everyone who has submitted a quote, rates quotes, is just here to waste time or here for actual typing practice, thank you for being my only friend and entertaining me short attention span whilst attempting to raise my self-esteem at the same time. Although we may not always get what we want, we do receive everything we need in this life to make it. And yes, my name is spelled Jhonny.
James Otis (edited for modern usages)
- Against Writs of Assistance February 1761 (edited)
The Slave trade is the most shocking violation of the law of nature, has a direct tendency to diminish liberty, and makes every dealer in it a tyrant, from the director of an African company to the local peddler. The colonists are by the law of nature free-born, as indeed all men are, white or black. It is a clear truth, that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own.
Justice Harlan's dissent
- Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896)
In respect of civil rights, common to all citizens, the Constitution of the United States does not, I think permit any public authority to know the race of those entitled to be protected in the enjoyment of such rights. Every true man has pride of race, and under appropriate circumstances which the rights of others, his equals before the law, are not to be affected, it is his privilege to express such pride and to take such action based upon it as to him seems proper.
Justice Benjamin Curtis
- Dissenting Opinion in Dred Scott
It was certainly understood by the Convention which framed the Constitution, and has been so understood ever since, that, under the power to regulate commerce, Congress could prohibit the importation of slaves; and the exercise of the power was restrained till 1808. A citizen of the United States owns slaves in Cuba, and brings them to the United States, where they are set free by the legislation of Congress.
- The Lorax Opening Speech
At the far end of town where the grickle-grass grows and the wind smells slow-and-sour when it blows and no birds ever sing excepting old crows... is the Street of the Lifted Lorax. And deep in the Grickle-grass, some people say, if you look deep enough you can still see, today, where the Lorax once stood just as long as it could before somebody lifted the Lorax away. What was the Lorax? And why was it there? And why was it lifted and taken somewhere from the far end of town...
I have no idea
- Whistle a Happy Tune- The King and I
Whenever I feel afraid, I hold my head erect and whistle a happy tune so no one will suspect I'm afraid. While shivering in my shoes, I strike a careless pose and whistle a happy tune and no one ever knows I'm afraid. The result of this deception is very strange to tell, for when I fool the people I fear, I fool myself as well. I whistle a happy tune, and every single time, the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid.
Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral. Pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change.
In her heart she is a mourner for those who have not survived. In her soul she is a warrior for those who are now as she was then. In her life she is both celebrant and proof of women's capacity and will to survive, to become, to act, to change self and society. And each year she is stronger and there are more of her.