I try to convince myself that it’s the alcohol talking. But alcohol can’t talk. It just sits there. It can’t even get itself out of the bottle.” ―

David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

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Nothing in the world was more terrible than an empty bottle! Unless it was an empty glass.

-William Lowndes

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.”

― J. Bronowski

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“I’ve decided that if I had my life to live over again, I would not only climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets; I wouldn’t only jettison my hot water bottle, raincoat, umbrella, parachute, and raft; I would not only go barefoot earlier in the spring and stay out later in the fall; but I would devote not one more minute to monitoring my spiritual growth. No, not one.”

― Brennan Manning, The Furious Longing of God

Goomblegubbon with two strong chicks happened by. Dinewan laughed and laughed at poor Goomblegubbon “A bird’s strength lies not in his ability to use his wings Silly Goomblegubbon, strength is in your offsprings.”

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I finished off me schooner and walked right out the door.
I’d watched a strong man cry and couldn’t stand it anymore.
But still the memory lingers through the hubub and the beers.
Those famous words of shorty’s that re-echoed in my ears.

‘I hope your chooks turn into emus,
And peck your dunny down.
Peck your dunny down.
Really go to town.
I hope your chooks turn into emus.
Yes, I do, I really do.
And when they’ve pecked your dunny down,
I hope they peck on,
Hope they peck on,
Hope they peck on you.’

Satan’s Sibling

The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail. –

Rabindranath Tagore

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“How come it can’t fly no better than a chicken?’ Milkman asked.

Too much tail. All that jewelry weighs it down. Like vanity. Can’t nobody fly with all that stuff. Wanna fly, you got to give up the stuff that weighs you down.’

The peacock jumped onto the hood of the Buick and once more spread its tail, sending the flashy Buick into oblivion.”

― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

There just isn`t any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying. –

Robert Mitchum

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“People tend to consider being vulnerable a bad thing. It’s not. Vulnerability reminds us that we’re human. It keeps us open to giving and receiving love. Without at least a little, we can become someone living n a prison of our own making, where the walls are so thick that no one can get in or out.”
― Jodee Blanco, Please Stop Laughing at Me… One Woman’s Inspirational Story