“It takes a lot more courage to be yourself when who you happen to be is somebody who a lot of ignorant motherfuckers got a problem with.”—Jensen Atwood’s character, Wade, in Noah’s Arc - Jumping the Broom
I overheard the following during the college camp this past weekend:
"And then they get a longer break than we do? That’s so gay.”
If you happen to experience something that’s to your distaste, please leave homosexuality out of it. There’re many other adjectives that are far more capable of allowing you to express your dissatisfaction in all its colour and texture without having to cause offense and, unwittingly or otherwise, further entrenching homophobia.
“The loneliness of the human soul is unendurable; nothing can penetrate it except the highest intensity of the sort of love that religious teachers have preached. Whatever does not spring from this motive is harmful, or at best useless.”—Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
“And yet if every desire were satisfied as soon as it arose, how would men occupy their lives? How would they pass the time? Imagine this race transported to a Utopia where everything grows of its own accord and turkeys fly around ready-roasted, where lovers find one another without delay and keep one another without any difficulty: in such a place, some men would die of boredom or hang themselves, some would fight and kill one another, and thus they would create for themselves more suffering than nature inflicts on them as it is.”—Arthur Schopenhauer