Category Archives: REBELS WITHOUT A CLUE

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.

Thomas Huxley

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“That proves you are unusual,’ returned the Scarecrow; ‘and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.”

― L. Frank Baum, The Land Of Oz

The way a donkey expresses gratitude is by giving someone a bunch of kicks.


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If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys.


If men had been forbidden to make porridge of camel’s dung, they would have done it, saying that they would not have been forbidden to do it unless there had been some good in it.

Muhammed (Essential Sufism)

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I saw the camel put on its shirt
And leave without tears for Mecca
With a thousand and one
Sand sellers and
Dark crowds like scaly dragons
But I could not follow them
For sloth won out
Against my ardour
And daily habit resumed
Its disjointed toe-dance”

― Joyce Mansour

I had choosen the path of the black sheep rather than that of the unicorns and puppies.”

― Magenta Periwinkle, Cutting Class

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“Toward noon we spotted an animal gazing down at us from a sterile mountain peak of red and black rocks… Our guide stated that the animal must certainly be a unicorn, and he pointed out to us the single horn which jutted from its forehead. With great caution we gazed back at this most noble creature, regretting it was no closer for us to examine still more minutely.” –Friar Faber; 1438

If you put enough sheep together you have a herd- a force to be reckoned with.”

― Maria V. Snyder, Inside Out

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. 1866 - 1939), Saturday 5 May 1923

Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 – 1939), Saturday 5 May 1923

The dissenter is every human being at those moments in his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.

– Archibald MacLeish
  ‘In Praise of Dissent’, in the NewYork Times,16 Dec.



I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.

― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


“I am the kid who sticks her finger in the light socket. I am the person who doesn’t check the expiration date on the milk. I am the idiot who has never looked before she leaped. I am the girl who is falling apart, right now.”

― Amy Garvey, Cold Kiss

God’s mercy on you degenerate swine. Hunter S. Thompson


“Women can accept the fact that a man is a rotter, a swindler, a drug taker, a confirmed liar, and a general swine, without batting an eyelash, and without its impairing their affection for the brute in the least. Women are wonderful realists. ”

Agatha Christie, Murder in Mesopotamia

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. Martin Luther King Jr.


I don’t like your generation, Miss Gray. I don’t like your arrogance, your selfishness, your selfishness, your violence, THE CURIOUS SELECTIVITY OF YOUR COMPASSION. You pay for nothing with your own coin, not even for your ideals. You denigrate and destroy and never build. You invite punishment like rebellious children, then scream when you are punished. The men I knew, the men I was brought up with, were not like that. " P.D. James.

To despise life is the first qualification of a rebel. Gibbon,

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and Arranged Alphabetically"

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Unthread the rude eye of rebellion, And welcome home again discarded faith.

Author: William Shakespeare
From The Life and Death of King John

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Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. Marcelene Cox


Companionship in all distress 
Makes tribulations seem the less.

Proverbs of the people : a cento of aphorisms reasonably rhymed

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