Quote Archive

“The beauties of the familiar go unremarked.  We do not treasure each other enough.”
— Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son

They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–”
— “I, Too”, by Langston Hughes

“‘It’s always seemed a very gentle person.’
‘It works in a slaughterhouse!’
‘Maybe that’s not a bad place for a gentle person to work, sir.'”
Feet of Clay, by Terry Pratchett

“I’m an astronaut
on the ocean floor”
— “Bird with a Broken Wing,” by Owl City

“The form you are about to fill out is legal documentation.  In the event that the form is lost, stolen, or accidentally eaten, the department takes no responsibility.  Any information that is not in the form is not subject to be treated as real, and any information that is not real that is in the form is treated as a subject.  Subjects to be treated include information that is real, and in the form, but do not exclude subjects that are not.  Question 1:  Is your name Peter?  If no, skip to question 3; if yes, write the word ‘avocado.'”
Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, by Adrienne Kress

We also owe it to young men who are growing up all over the world in situations where they didn’t make the choice to be a man in a culture that tells them that manhood is a certain way. They didn’t make the choice. We that have a choice have an opportunity and a responsibility to them as well.
— Jackson Katz

“We are beautiful and brave.”
— Jen Anderson Shattuck