The habit can kill and coarsen the very best man or woman to the level of a beast. the return of the human dignity, repentance and regeneration becomes almost impossible.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “The one thing ...that is truly ugly is the climate of hate and intimidation, created by a noisy few, which makes the decent majority reluctant to air in public their views on anything controversial. Where all pretend to be thinking alike, it's likely that no one is thinking at all.” ― Edward Abbey, “The pain of the narcissist is that, to him, everything is really a threat.“Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do.If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you.They're all nine feet tall and men and I'm four feet and a child. We regard an interest in glory or perfection as a sign of mental unhealthiness, and have decided that high achievers, who are called overachievers, owe their surplus ambition to a defect in mothering (either too little or too much). The only ideals allowed are healthy ones -- those everyone may aspire to, or comfortably imagine oneself possessing.” ― Susan Sontag, tags: achievement, ambition, democracy, egalitarianism, equality, essence, glory, greatness, heroes, ideals, inferiority, intimidation, jealousy, mediocrity, overachievers, perfection, pettiness, success “Treating Abuse Today 3(4) pp. As a therapist working with survivors, I have been harassed by people who claim to be affiliated with the false memory movement.Dove, too, is a toy or possibly a dog as I lead her through the throngs of people.” ― Maggie Stiefvater, “We like to stress the commonness of heroes. We want to admire but think we have a right not to be intimidated. Parents and other family members have called or written me insisting on talking with me about my patients' cases, despite my clearly indicating I can't because of professional confidentiality.
2 View All Next »I want to introduce you to someone. She’s geeky to her Joss-Whedon-loving core, a Whovian, Vertigo-reading, 3rd edition D&D (none of that 4th ed crap thank you very much) gamer with the con stories to prove it. While it’s true that many men will use it as a polite dodge to avoid saying “I’m not attracted to you”, when it comes up over and over again, it’s a sign that maybe there’s more to it.
He crashed on the ground, his face white as a sheet.
He scrambled backward, rolled to his feet, and took off.
She’s well educated, with a rapier wit and a willingness to use it. And yet, Friday still remains the most lonely night of the week when she sees all of the happy, laughing couples making plans, having romantic dinners and enjoying the sex while she’s at home with Fringe on the DVR and a bottle of Malbec breathing in the kitchen. Well, whenever she’s interested in a guy – a guy who’s worth her time, because what’s the point of having standards if she’s not going to stick to ‘em?
She’s done it all; dating sites, meeting guys at cons, the comic store, chatting up friends from class and at work.