“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live.” —Charles Bukowski
“It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, but it was a defeat better than many victories.” —W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage (via bookmania)
“Steeped in Arab political history but also in its culture, Shadid recognized early on that along with the despots, old habits of fear, passivity and despair were being toppled. He brought a poet’s voice, a deep empathy for the ordinary person and an unmatched authority to his passionate dispatches.” —Tributes pour in for New York Times journalist Anthony Shadid who died in Syria (via guardian)
“Tear gas has reached the parliament chamber.” —Panagiotis Lafazanis, referring to rioting in Athens over further austerity measures.
“A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before.” —Frank Rizzo
“A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.” —Tom Wolfe