DAILY DEPRESSING FACT
In the U.S. Caucasians with a criminal record have a higher chance of getting a job than African Americans without a criminal record.
Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy. Those who idolize facts...– Martin Heidegger: German philosopher, phenomenologist and Nazi.
That's all, folks...
No more literary quotes for today.
As nights went on and nothing happened and the phenomenon slowly faded to the...– Thomas Pynchon, Against The Day
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As...– Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
Sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor...– William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
The Lion King and Apartheid
“The Lion King is about the end days of the apartheid regime in South Africa, from the viewpoint of (and designed to promote sympathy for) the white National Party. It fits in with the location and timeframe that the movie was produced and released in. The animals all live in peace around Pride Rock, governed by a succession of wise kings (the National Party leaders since Verwoerd) who...
I am depressed … without phone … money for rent … money for...– Kevin Carter, photographer of the Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of a vulture brooding over a starving African girl, before his 1994 suicide.
Why, why, why, why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are...– George Carlin in Back in Town on abortion (via kitten-guts)
L.A. Confidential, the movie, is the best thing that happened to me in my career that I had absolutely nothing to do with. It was a fluke—and a wonderful one—and it is never going to happen again—a movie of that quality. Here’s my final comment on L.A. Confidential, the movie: I go to a video store in Prairie Village, Kansas. The youngsters who work there know me as the guy who wrote L.A....
America was never innocent. We popped our cherry on the boat over and looked...– James Ellroy
Bill Gates would be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an...– Steve Jobs
Things aren’t as happy as they used to be down here at the unemployment...– Kent Brockman
Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed...– Bill Hicks, Sane Man
I’m not saying that television is vulgar and dumb because the people who...– David Foster Wallace
You know you eat too much fast food when...
You feel a sense of social obligation to the girl from Oporto when you pass her in the street, as if you should smile, or maybe wave.
The Brain On Trial →
I have always loved to sit in ferry and railroad stations and watch the people,...– Ella R. Bloor
I’d like to name my kid a whole phrase, you know, something like...– Louis C.K.