Category Archives: WEAKNESSES

I’m hairy on the inside. Angela Carter, Company of Wolves.

 

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I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.”

― William S. Burroughs

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The Vocal Vamp by C.J. Dennis

By Perry Middlemiss on November 1, 2013 7:11 AM | No TrackBacks
Say, kid, I used you like you some
When you were beautiful, but dumb.
   Them pearly teeth, them rollin’ eyes —
   Dreamy and of amazin’ size —
That leak large tears of glycerine,
When you got mushy on the screen,
   They set my feelin’s all awhirl,
   An’ made me go all goofy, girl.
Cutie, I fell for you, I did.
I thought you were a reel nice kid,
   Them close-ups! Say! Them cunning’ curls!
   You seemed the niftiest of girls.
Them swishy looks you slung about
When villainy was winning’ out
   An’ you was suffering’ the jars
   Of bad men chewing’ big seegars!
Aw, kid, my heart was wrung with woe
To see my baby treated so.
   In agony I watched the screen,
   An’ when I seen ’em treat you mean
I longed to leap from out my chair
An’ be your champeen then an’ there.
   Yes, all het up I was each night.
   You sure vamped me, all right, all right.
Why couldn’t I be well content
With gifts that Hollywood had sent
   Of old — the sight of you so cute
   Without no vocal attribute?
But, sweetie, man ain’t built that way.
I craved to hear them sweet lips say
   One little sentence, soft an’ sweet,
   To make my happiness complete.
Honey, you said … Oh, that night!
When my great love, conceived at sight,
   Was buried in the cold, cold ground
   Because the films took to sound.
A buzz-saw, Babe, believe me true,
Ain’t got one single thing on you;
   For you sure spoke a noseful, kid,
   I’ll tell the cock-eyed world you did.
First published in Stead’s Review, 1 November 1929
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By gaming we lose both our time and treasure: two things most precious to the life of man.

Owen Feltham (1602-1668)

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Someone once asked me why women don’t gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don’t have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.

Gloria Steinem)

Grumbling and carping are the muscles of the weak.

Afghan

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Laughter, joy and happiness are healthy for you.  They say laughter is the best medicine. It can cure illness and extends life.  A good laugh boosts the immune system, relieves depression and stress, relaxes all the body’s muscles, is good exercise for the heart and helps prevent heart attacks, it cleanses the lungs, and provides an overall sense of well being.

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”

– Susan Gale

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継続は力なり。 (Keizoku wa chikara nari)

Continuance is power/strength.
Don’t give up. Just continuing to hold on will yield/reveal strength and power. Continuing on after a setback is its own kind of strength. Perseverance is power.

I’ve played the powerless in too many dark scenes. I was blessed with a birth and a death and I guess I just want some say in between.

― Ani DiFranco

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“There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.”

― Anaïs Nin

It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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“If you are a member of a small group or class, I urge you to make a group covenant that includes the nine characteristics of biblical fellowship: We will share our true feelings (authenticity), forgive each other (mercy), speak the truth in love (honesty), admit our weaknesses (humility), respect our differences (courtesy), not gossip (confidentiality), and make group a priority (frequency).”

― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?

In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure.

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“Your weaknesses are the key to the unimaginable bigger future that God has envisioned for you. Your strengths are probably already bearing all the fruit they can. They will continue to bear those good fruits in your life, but at some point they will begin to plateau. Your richer, more abundant future is intimately linked to your weaknesses.”

― Matthew Kelly

We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism.”

― Laura Riding Jackson, Anarchism Is Not Enough

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“IF – and this is the greatest of them all – I had the courage to see myself as I really am, I would find out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others,for I know that there is something WRONG with me, or I would now be where I WOULD HAVE BEEN IF I had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses, and less time building alibis to cover them.”
― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

There is no gesture more devastating than the back turning away.”

― Rachel Simmons, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

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“We are only just beginning to understand the power of love because we are just beginning to understand the weakness of force and aggression.”

B.F. Skinner, Walden Two

A black goat has no heart. Behar. Applied to weak and timid men who have no courage.

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"A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars."
Carl Von Linne

http://www.teacher-appreciation.info/Quotations_on_teaching/

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One wanders to the left, another to the right ; both are equally in error, but are seduced by different delusions. Horace.

http://www.archive.org/stream/dictionaryofquot00woodrich/dictionaryofquot00woodrich_djvu.txt

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" One who is unrestrained in life – delusion overcomes; as the wind a weak tree." Buddha

http://www.asiafinest.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t84471.html

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