Thursday, October 4, 2012


Just a few months before the events in my life took such a dramatic turn I had begun a little note book of quotes and notes.  Just random things I read heard or saw that just struck me as cool or interesting or funny. I continued doing this during the events chronicled in Drinking tea with an empty cup, and continue to do so.

I found that when I read the quotes together they made a strange sort of sense, a kinda of poetry. Like Burma Shave signs along my stream of consciousness,  the whispers from the voices in my head,

Ramdomosity 1

we create our "selves" through narrative. In other words, we are our narratives.
little lives dwelling on the edge
of the dark, that's all.
I see
because our norms are such that being sexually aroused by giving or receiving a pat-down at airport security is considered either criminal, perverted, or both.
any manifestation of love, friendship, loyalty or altruism was potentially labelled as a form of addictive behavior  Altruistic behavior " which hardly seems a bad thing " is actually diagnosed as compulsive helping.
ordinary people have been silenced
This is college, everyone cheats. Everyone cheats in life in general,”
Guess what? Eating cheese isn't just a mind blowing sensual pleasure, it's also a patriotic duty. God bless America!
 not much in the way of sex, but there is a clairvoyant and a clown, plus quite  a bit of cheese

I’ve tasted American cheese. I’m surprised that any of it gets eaten.

Great is the power of steady misrepresentation” growled Darwin
as soon as humans attempt “any depth or generality of thought, they go mad almost infallibly.
no blame attaches to you if you are doing what everyone else is
What after all is suffering for if not to be enjoyed?
"By the time they're five or six, they're not interested in being princesses," said Dafna Lemish,
most soldiers in most wars until recently have avoided aiming at the enemy and firing.
The truth is only good when it helps you win. If you lose by telling the truth then maybe you should tell the truth at another time.
The Market is good; the Market giveth; the Market taketh away; blessed be the name of the Market.
It's what deficits represent that matters most -- a hand out to people who are worthy of nothing but hatred and contempt, who have bespoiled "our" fragile community.
the most boring day ever--april 11 1954

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