But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.
– Jane Austen, Persuasion
Exiled Thucydides knew
All that a speech can say
And what dictators do,
The elderly rubbish they talk
To an apathetic grave;
Analysed all in his book,
The enlightenment driven away,
The habit-forming pain,
Mismanagement and grief:
We must suffer them all again.
― W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
I stroke her lightly, memorizing her body. I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.
– Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
Always remember that during Comic-Con you’re in a real-life American city, not a magical land accessible via closet, train or bathroom mirror. You can get mugged; you can get beat up; you can get hit by a bottle. Accidents happen every show…
– Tom Spurgeon
Bele: Are you blind, Commander Spock? Well, look at me. Look at me! Captain James T. Kirk: You are black on one side and white on the other. Bele: I am black on the right side! Captain James T. Kirk: I fail to see the significant difference. Bele: Lokai is white on the right side. All of his people are white on the right side.
– Star Trek: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (watch the clip)