When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat? ~Chuck Palahniuk
There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a supermodel. ~Astrid Alauda, on the “hot mom” trend
It’ll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers. ~Unknown author, quoted in You Said a Mouthful edited by Ronald D. Fuchs
Society is composed of two great classes – those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners. ~Sébastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort
It would be a service to mankind if the pill were available in slot machines and the cigarette were placed on prescription. ~Malcolm Potts, MD
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots. ~Erich Fromm
When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home. ~Betty Bender
Choice has always been a privilege of those who could afford to pay for it. ~Ellen Frankfort
You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, “Outside the Dog Museum”
When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No… don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away… (Iannis to Pelagia)
I’ve had the boyhood thing of being Elvis. Now I want to be with my best friend, and my best friend’s my wife. Who could ask for anything more?
Love is blind — marriage is the eye-opener.
For any woman to success in American life she must first do two things: Prepare herself for a profession, and marry a man who wants her to succeed as much as she does.
“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep… wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you…. The one who turns to his friends and says, ‘that’s her.’”
“I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.”