Henry Hill - Goodfellas
- I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. To me, being a gangster was better than being President of the United States. Even before I first wandered into the cabstand for an after-school job, I knew I wanted to be a part of them. It was there that I knew that I belonged.
For a second I thought I was dead, but when I heard all the noise, I knew they were cops. Only cops talked that way. If they had been wiseguys, I wouldn't have heard a thing. I would have been dead.
Klaus (The Originals)
- To Marcel
You are family. And as for my sister, her love for you was a threat. How could either of you love each other and still have room for me? In any case, I just wanted to see you one last time before we part ways for good if only to set the record straight. I failed you, Marcellus, to my eternal shame.
- After free soloing Half Dome, Yosemite
On the summit, part of me wished that someone, anyone, had noticed that I'd just done something noteworthy, though maybe it was better that I didn't have to talk to anybody. How could I have expressed what my last few hours had been like? It was enough that I knew. I didn't make a sound. I took off my shoes and started hiking down the Cable route. It was only then that someone noticed. "Oh, my God" this dude blurted out. "You're hiking barefoot! You're so tough!"
- slut shaming
Implying a woman is sexually loose may be ridiculously archaic but remains a potent, and highly effective tool to damage her and her credibility. It is dirty and it works. There is, still, no male equivalent of slut-shaming; the implication that if someone is promiscuous they are of low morals, a bit grubby and less than virtuous is only hung around the necks of women.
- slut shaming
Slut-shaming is far more harmful than simple name-calling - although being denigrated publicly in itself can be traumatic, as the suicides of a number of slut-shamed girls attests. Once a girl or woman is regarded as a slut or ho, she becomes a target for sexual assault. And if she is sexually assaulted, she may be assigned the slut or ho identity ex post facto to rationalize the crime and to protect the assaulter.
- Slut shaming
Slut-shaming is the experience of being labeled a sexually out-of-control girl or woman and then being punished socially for possessing this identity. Slut-shaming is sexist because only girls and women are called to task for their sexuality, whether real or imagined; boys and men are congratulated for the exact same behavior. This is the essence of the sexual double standard: Boys will be boys, and girls will be sluts.
William Ernest Henley
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the Horror of the shade, and yet the menace of the years finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
An angry Teen
- I hate my Life
I have been a cheerleader for 7 years. I used to love it, but now that I am in high school, I have never hated anything so much. I love music and I am part of my school's advance audition choir. My cheer coach is trying to make me put cheer practice before a choir performance. My coach should know this by now; I am going to choir and she is going to have to deal with it.
- The Urth of the New Sun
Imagine a man who stands before a mirror; a stone strikes it, and it falls to ruin all in an instant. And the man learns that he is himself, and not the mirrored man he had believed himself to be.
Mary Alice Young
- Desperate Housewives, Season 8
When we see an opportunity in life, we have to take it. Whether it's the hope of winning back the love of our life, a shot at proving our worth, or the chance to show a child the right path, but sometimes when we answer the call we have no idea what opportunity awaits us.
- Will to live
Sometimes you feel like everything is gone, and there is no reason to live anymore, but then you remember that you have your family and your friends with you, and you decide that you still have something to live for.
- on slut shaming....
Slut shaming is about so much more than one's personal sex life or petty interpersonal insults. Slut shaming reflects broader systems of power that continue to demean and harm women and prevent us all from achieving true gender equality. A culture that primes women to internalize their own sexual objectification, values their bodies and sexuality over their intelligence and opinions and punishes those who transgress a sexual narrow norm is undoubtedly harmful to the fight for progress.
- On slut shaming....
Though slut shaming impacts women of all backgrounds, African-American women have a particularly fraught history with the concept. Whereas white women may only be given two options for their sexuality - virgin or whore - black women often aren't afforded even this choice. Black women have always been labeled as hypersexual beings unworthy of respect, love and justice. "Slut" is the default position of black women.
- On slut shaming...
Because reporting an assault is an undeniable act of agency, the default response is to undermine that act of empowerment and to doubt and discredit the individual. This is why we insist survivors "must have done something to provoke that assault" - that either she wasn't really assaulted at all, that it wasn't coercive - or that it was coercive but who cares because she's a slut and was behaving inappropriately in the first place.
Qin Shi Huang
- What A Legend
I have done it, 80 years and not a single nut bust. Thanks to my incredible goal i have obtained an iq of 156 which i have used to build a pc that deletes system 32 when it loads any type of NSFW. I'm currently in a hospital bed dying of terminal disease, however, this is a victory as in 72 hours i'm expected to die. Wish me luck in this final run.
- My name is Yoshikage Kira
My name is Yoshikage Kira. I'm 33 years old. My house is in the northeast section of Morioh, where all the villas are, and I am not married. I work as an employee for the Kame Yu department stores, and I get home every day by 8 PM at the latest. I don't smoke, but I occasionally drink. I'm in bed by 11 PM, and make sure I get eight hours of sleep, no matter what. After having a glass of warm milk and doing about twenty minutes of stretches before going to bed, I usually have no problems sleeping.
- Obtain too easily
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.