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Javier Tinajero  Rodríguez
“El asombro es la masa madre de la poesía.”
Javier Tinajero Rodríguez
Javier Tinajero  Rodríguez
“La poesía es la madre del asombro.”
Javier Tinajero Rodríguez
Garrard Conley
“This affliction is what makes me smarter. This disadvantage is what gives me my ambition.”
Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
“No idea stays pure. Even the flowering of art isn't pure. And the sun has spots. All geniuses menstruate. On sorrow floats laughter. In the heart of roaring lurks silence. In angles lean compasses. -- But the circle, the circle is pure!”
GUNTER GRASS
Mackenzi Lee
“Monty's the thief,' Felicity says.
'No, I am the second thief. Which I think cancels out my thievery.”
Mackenzi Lee, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Mackenzi Lee
“I'm caught between wanting to smack the pox patches off this woman's face and to smack Percy because I'm still angry about our kiss. Perhaps I could get them both with a wide swing.”
Mackenzi Lee, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
“Wilson’s mission now was not saving Russian democracy; it was defeating Germany, the outlaw nation, and pressing the war forward to the conclusion he desired, a great peace conference at which the sources of all the world’s conflicts and wars would finally be resolved.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
Kevin Hearne
“I think my instinctive rejection of judgment comes from meeting too many people who say on the one hand that their chosen deity shall judge us all but then they judge me anyway, rather than leaving it up to the deity they profess to believe in and trust. That’s using religion to cudgel people into conformity, and it grinds my gears.”
Kevin Hearne, Scourged
Donna Tartt
“I think about it quite a bit, actually, that look on his face. I think about a lot of things. I think about the first time I ever saw a birch tree; about the last time I saw Julian; about the first sentence that I ever learned in Greak. χαλεπὰ τὰ καλά. Beauty is harsh.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History
Andrew Clements
“covering”
Andrew Clements, The Losers Club
“The best antidote to the hindrance of doubt is to find people, books, ideas, and teachers that inspire you to think big about yourself, and then follow up these sources of inspiration.”
Bob Sharples, Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English
Carmen Maria Machado
“Why do you want to hide it from me?'
'I'm not hiding it. It just isn't yours.”
Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties
Carmen Maria Machado
“I feel so good,' they all said. Whenever I talked to them, that was what always came out of their mouths, or really, it was a mouth, a single mouth that once ate and now just says, 'I feel really, really good.”
Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties
“ماذا عساي يا "اوتو-نبشتم" أن أفعل وإلي اين اوجه وجهي؟
وها ان "المفرق" قد تمكن من جوارحي.
اجل في مضجعي يقيم الموت.
وحيثما وضعت قدمي يربض الموت.
-ملحمة كلكامش.”
غير معروف.
tags: poetry
Iain M. Banks
“All great promises are threats, I suppose, to the way things have been until that point, to some aspect of our lives, and we all suddenly become conservative, even though we want and need what the promise holds, and look forward to the promised change at the same time.”
Iain M. Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata
Helen Hardt
“Sometimes the things we covet are the things that destroy us”
Helen Hardt, Twisted
Emily Henry
“You’ve gotta enjoy the moment. You’ll miss your whole life looking forward and backward if you’re not careful.”
Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World
tags: life, love
Helen Hardt
“Sometimes the things we cover are the things that destroy us”
Helen Hardt, Twisted
John Green
“I want to go in tomorrow, totally normal day, and when I draw the short straw and have to get in the Chuckie costume, I just walk off with it. Walk right through the doors, into my brand-new car, take Chuckie home, get him taxidermied, and mount him on the wall like a hunting trophy.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down
John Webster
“For all our wit and reading brings us to a truer sense of sorrow.”
John Webster, The Duchess Of Malfi
Nick Harkaway
“more familiar understandings of love are the province of patriarchal totalitarianism.”
Nick Harkaway, Angelmaker
Ingeborg Bachmann
“Spiegami, amore, quel che non so spiegare:
in questo tempo breve, orribile, dovrò
avere il pensiero solo per compagno?
nessun affetto conoscere o creare?
che uno pensi è necessario? la sua mancanza non si avverte?
tu dici: un altro spirito conta su di noi...
non mi spiegare. vedo la salamandra
guizzare in ogni fuoco.
non prova brivido e nulla le fa male”
Ingeborg Bachmann, Poesie
Beverly Engel
“One of the most significant patterns established by those who were emotionally abused in childhood is based on what is called the “repetition compulsion”—an unconscious drive to repeat the same type of abusive relationship we ourselves experienced as a child in an attempt to accomplish a new outcome. The repetition compulsion compels us to transfer our longings, conflicts, and defenses from the past onto the present in an attempt to undo the past.”
Beverly Engel, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing
Nick Harkaway
“We do not believe in emperors or queens or free markets or even the dictatorship of the proletariat. We believe in a world where people are equal in dignity, not contempt, and where resources—which under Capital are distributed through the quasi-randomness of a market operating blindly with respect to things which cannot easily be measured—are allocated in a sane fashion by the State.”
Nick Harkaway, Angelmaker
Karina Halle
“but once I open my mouth, I usually say something awkward or off-putting.”
Karina Halle, The Swedish Prince
Pearl S. Buck
“The time had come for him to use a dangerous weapon. “Venerable,” he said, “if the Emperor’s manhood was destroyed, how is it that he begot a son and one so sturdy as the young Emperor?”
Pearl S. Buck, Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China
Hanya Yanagihara
“Their relationship consisted / In discussing if it existed.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
Beverly Engel
“The truth is, few people put up with emotional abuse as an adult unless they were abused as a child. And nearly every person who becomes emotionally abusive has a history of such abuse in childhood.”
Beverly Engel, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing
François de La Rochefoucauld
“We prefer to see those to whom we do good than those who do good to us.”
François de La Rochefoucauld
Sara Gran
“Because we’d all been handed heaven on a silver platter, and instead we’d kicked it away and asked for hell.”
Sara Gran, Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway
Paul Valéry
“La saveur des fruits d'un arbre ne dépend pas de la figure du paysage qui l'environne, mais de la richesse invisible du terrain.”
Paul Valéry, Paul Valéry : Oeuvres, tome 1
Stephen R. Covey
“It’s much more a matter of what you do and why you do it, than how fast you get it done.”
Stephen R. Covey, First Things First
“Their actions highlight the curious self-righteousness of the American Progressive mind, and the belief among Progressives that their views once arrived at were beyond criticism; as with Wilson, opposition itself became a sign of disloyalty, even of evil.29”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“In May 2016, there appeared a website called WhoIsElonMusk .com. Most prominent on the site was an autoplaying video on the home page that featured foreboding music and the dark, smoky-voiced narration of a true-crime TV show. It spent two minutes shifting through B-roll footage and clips pilfered from documentaries about Musk.”
Hamish McKenzie, Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil
Murielle Cyr
“Here we go. The Harlequin moment when mother and child meet for the first time in twenty years. Spare me the drama, please. I had enough of that in the foster homes they dumped me in.”
Murielle Cyr, The Daughters' Story
Khaled Hosseini
“Blood is a powerful thing, bachem, never forget that.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“น่าแปลกตรงที่โลก
ไม่เคยอนุญาตให้เขาอยู่ตลอดไป
แต่กลับอนุญาตให้เขาจากไปตลอดกาล”
Octobrae, ขอบคุณที่ผ่านเข้ามา และขอโทษที่รักษาไว้ไม่ได้
Khaled Hosseini
“Zendagi migzara, we say, life goes on.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“ยังไม่ต้องเป็นถึงคนพิเศษหรอก
เป็นแค่ความสับสนก็ดีใจแล้ว”
Octobrae, ขอบคุณที่ผ่านเข้ามา และขอโทษที่รักษาไว้ไม่ได้
“ก็ยังรู้สึกนะ
รู้สึกว่าไม่อยากรู้สึกอีกแล้ว”
Octobrae, ขอบคุณที่ผ่านเข้ามา และขอโทษที่รักษาไว้ไม่ได้
Brandt Legg
“But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them.’ Ray Bradbury”
Brandt Legg, The Last Librarian
“entitled”
Christopher G. Nuttall, A Small Colonial War
Chris Cleave
“Why wander through your thoughts when you could drive through them quite recklessly, with sirens?”
Chris Cleave, Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Philip Pullman
“Stories...entertain and teach; they help us both enjoy life and endure it. After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the things we need most in the world.”
Philip Pullman
Alan W. Watts
“It is quite another thing to see that you are your “fate,” and that there is no one either to master it or to be mastered, to rule or to surrender.”
Alan W. Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
Pearl S. Buck
“He had long been her favorite, yet every eunuch knew that the favor of a ruler is less stable than sunlight in early spring. At any moment it can be withdrawn, and as soon can a eunuch’s head tumble from his shoulders.”
Pearl S. Buck, Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China
Beverly Engel
“(..) it is quite common for those with a history of emotional abuse to feel they are being victimized, even when they are the ones who are being abusive. (..) First, many who were emotionally abused in childhood (especially those who were physically or emotionally rejected or abandoned by one or both parents) are extremely sensitive to any perceived rejection or abandonment from others. (..)

Second, those who were emotionally abused in childhood or in a previous relationship—especially those who were overly controlled or emotionally smothered—are often extremely sensitive to anything that seems remotely like control, even when they themselves are controlling. To these people, even commitment can feel like emotional suffocation. Therefore, if they constantly create chaos in the relationship, it gives them a sense of freedom from the stifling confinement of intimacy.

Third, one of the most common effects of a history of abuse is hypersensitivity. Those with an abusive past often develop a radar system tuned to pick up any comment or action from others that could be interpreted as being negative. (..) Victims of childhood emotional abuse are notorious for flying off the handle at the least provocation.”
Beverly Engel, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing
“In Avoca, Pennsylvania, an Austrian American was accused of criticizing the Red Cross. A group of vigilantes tied him up, hoisted him thirty feet in the air, and blasted him with water from a fire hose for a full hour.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“When a German American vacationing in Florida was caught unprepared by a cold snap and exclaimed within hearing of witnesses, “[D]amn such a country as this,” he was arrested for having violated the Espionage Act.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“harassment of individual German Americans became commonplace.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“all German-language newspapers in the United States were required to give English translations of anything they printed about the government.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
James Hillman
“All tall trees are wise, according to the West African teacher Malidoma Somé, because their movement is imperceptible, the connection between above and below so firm, their physical presence so generously useful.”
James Hillman, The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling
Harper Lee
“Blood is a powerful thing, bachem, never forget that.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“With a commander in chief handing out a general license to hunt for spies, it’s not surprising Americans responded.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“The military masters of Germany have filled our unsuspecting communities with vicious spies and conspirators and have sought to corrupt the opinion of our people . . . [These persons] seek to undermine the Government with false professions of loyalty to its principles.”23”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
Alan W. Watts
“We do not really want continuity, but rather a present experience of total happiness.”
Alan W. Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
“bombs set by German agents exploded in two factories in New Jersey.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“the Secret Service had unearthed a covert industrial spy network operating at the behest of a German commercial attaché”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“South Dakota even prohibited the use of the German language over the telephone.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
Murielle Cyr
“Stop blaming yourself. It will eat up all that's good inside of you. What's done is done. Beating yourself over the head won't erase the past.”
Murielle Cyr, The Daughters' Story
“I am a Homosexual”
Derrick W White
“One publication stated, “Any language which produces a people of ruthless conquistadors such as now exists in Germany is not a fit language to teach clean and pure American boys and girls.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“Some states banned the teaching of German in private and public schools alike.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“Debs ran for president, in 1920, it would be from behind bars, as Convict No. 9653 in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“Debs would draw a ten-year sentence for making a single antidraft speech.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
Murielle Cyr
“Sometimes things are better left unsaid until you're free of them.”
Murielle Cyr, The Daughters' Story
“Albert Burleson, had already declared war on the Socialist Party by yanking second-class postal rates for a series of socialist-minded periodicals, including The Masses, the Milwaukee Leader, the New York Call, and the paper Trotsky had written for, the Forward.19”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“Nothing is pure. Not even the snow is pure. No virgin is pure. Even a pig isn't pure. The Devil never entirely pure. No note rises pure. Every violin knows that. Every star chimes that.”
GUNTER GRASS
“Sedition Act,” a rider to the Espionage Act. The Sedition Act, which Wilson signed on May 16, 1918, made it illegal to speak, print, write, or publish any “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language” about the government, the Constitution, the military, or the flag—certainly the single most restrictive gag on free speech and freedom of the press in U.S. history.”
Arthur Herman, 1917: Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and the Year That Created the Modern Age
“but ignorance is no excuse;”
Olivia Hawker, The Ragged Edge of Night
Pearl S. Buck
“The Empress Mother said with still more irritation, “I cannot understand why we must have a foreign religion here when we have three good religions of our own.”
Pearl S. Buck, Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China
Eduard Limonov
“Я, задыхаясь, жру голый на балконе.”
Eduard Limonov
Thomas Love Peacock
“They had set an example of profligate contempt for truth, of which the success was in proportion to the effrontery, and when their prosperity had filled the market with competitors, they cried out against their own reflected sin, as if they had never committed it, or were entitled to a monopoly of it.”
Thomas Love Peacock, Maid Marian and Crotchet Castle
tags: truth
Liane Moriarty
“Sometimes she exhausted herself.”
Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers
Stephen Hawking
“You were supposed to be brilliant without effort, or to accept your limitations and get a fourth-class degree. I took this as an invitation to very little. I'm not proud of this, I'm just describing my attitude at that time, shared by most of my fellow students.”
Stephen Hawking, Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Theodor W. Adorno
“Life has become the ideology of its own absence.”
Theodor W. Adorno, Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life
Michael McDowell
“Oh, law! This morning I look one day older than God and a year younger than water! Last night I didn’t close my eyes. At five o’clock this morning I was still awake in my bed, turning and tossing and thinking about Big D.” “Dallas?” “Dying, precious—Big D is death.”
Michael McDowell, The Elementals
Elizabeth McCracken
“I like to hold the chunk of remaining book as I read; I like to feel it diminish.”
Elizabeth McCracken
Pearl S. Buck
“If it were true that there could be good men among the enemy, then indeed she must still be afraid. If righteous, the white men were stronger than she reckoned, and she kept this fear hidden in her so long as she lived thereafter.”
Pearl S. Buck, Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China
Fredrik Backman
“Loving someone is like moving into a house,’ Sonja used to say. ‘At first you fall in love with all the new things, amazed every morning that all this belongs to you, as if fearing that someone would suddenly come rushing in through the door to explain that a terrible mistake had been made, you weren’t actually supposed to live in a wonderful place like this. Then over the years the walls become weathered, the wood splinters here and there, and you start to love that house not so much because of all its perfection, but rather its imperfections.”
Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove
Matt Taibbi
“On one side sat a group of mostly nonwhite Americans who believed (or knew from personal experience) that institutional racism is still a deathly serious problem in this country, as evidenced by everything from profiling to mass incarceration to sentencing disparities to a massive wealth gap. On the other side sat an increasingly impatient population of white conservatives that was being squeezed economically (although not nearly as much as black citizens), felt its cultural primacy eroding, and had become hypersensitive to any accusation of racism. These conservatives blamed everything from the welfare state to affirmative action for breeding urban despair and disrespect toward authority—in other words, these conservatives saw themselves as victims of malevolent systems and threatening trends but thought that nonwhite Americans were fully responsible for their own despair.”
Matt Taibbi, I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street
António Pedro Moreira
“Há algo em estar sentado com quase duas dezenas de homens semi-nus oriundos da outra ponta da Ásia numa cela bafienta e quente ao som de uma bateria de escovas de dentes que torna aquele momento numa experiência especial.”
António Pedro Moreira, Daqui Ali - De Portugal a Singapura Por Terra
Alan W. Watts
“[A]s glaring and staring do not clarify the eyesight, and as straining to hear does not sharpen the ears, mental 'trying' does not enhance understanding. [...] On being told that this is wrong, the mind will even make efforts not to make efforts.
This can come to an end only when it is clearly seen that all these efforts are as futile as trying to leap into the air and fly, as struggling to sleep, or as forcing an erection of the sexual member. Everyone is familiar with the contradiction of trying to recollect a forgotten name, and though it happens again and again, we never seem to trust the memory to supply the information spontaneously. Yet this is one of the most common forms of what is known in Zen Buddhism as satori - the effortless, spontaneous and sudden dawning of a realization.”
Alan W. Watts, Nature, Man and Woman
Pearl S. Buck
“Even our enemies call him ‘great soul,’ and declare that they are honored in defeat by such a one.”
Pearl S. Buck, Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China
“Your goal as a stock speculator is preparedness, to trade with few surprises. To do so, you need to develop a dependable way to handle virtually every situation that may occur.”
Mark Minervini, Think & Trade Like a Champion: The Secrets, Rules & Blunt Truths of a Stock Market Wizard
David J. Linden
“It may be, for example, that one key difference between the brains of straight women and lesbians is the function of a particular protein, like a voltage-sensitive potassium channel, that influences the electrical behavior of certain neurons in a brain circuit that influences sexual and gender-typical behavior.”
David J. Linden, Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience
“You must be guided by integrity, mercy, and justice. You must let love carry all your decisions, all your words. That is what the Lord asks of us in every role: father, mother, brother, child. Neighbor and friend—nun and friar. That is all the Lord asks—that we live by Christ’s example.”
Olivia Hawker, The Ragged Edge of Night
“Hope is not a strategy.”
Mark Minervini, Think & Trade Like a Champion: The Secrets, Rules & Blunt Truths of a Stock Market Wizard
António Pedro Moreira
“Nunca provei gasolina, mas estou certo que o sabor é o mesmo daquele whiskey caseiro laociano. Porque chamam àquilo 'whiskey' será sempre para mim um mistério.”
António Pedro Moreira, Daqui Ali - De Portugal a Singapura Por Terra
Nick Harkaway
“Edie has read some Greek drama, and is feverishly aware of the possibilities. Such understanding is one of the benefits of a classical education.”
Nick Harkaway, Angelmaker
“The best way to shift wealth to heaven is to give to the poor.”21”
Gregory Baumer, God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School
“Faced with this abuse of power - by the strong against the weak - by the use of the small print of the conditions - the judges did what they could to put a curb upon it. They still had before them the idol, "freedom of contract." They still knelt down and worshipped it, but they concealed under their cloaks a secret weapon. They used it to stab the idol in the back. This weapon was called "the true construction of the contract." They used it with great skill and ingenuity. They used it so as to depart from the natural meaning of the words of the exemption clause and to put upon them a strained and unnatural construction. In case after case, they said that the words were not strong enough to give the big concern exemption from liability; or that in the circumstances the big concern was not entitled to rely on the exemption clause. If a ship deviated from the contractual voyage, the owner could not rely on the exemption clause. If a warehouseman stored the goods in the wrong warehouse, he could not pray in aid the limitation clause. If the seller supplied goods different in kind from those contracted for, he could not rely on any exemption from liability. If a shipowner delivered goods to a person without production of the bill of lading, he could not escape responsibility by reference to an exemption clause. In short, whenever the wide words - in their natural meaning - would give rise to an unreasonable result, the judges either rejected them as repugnant to the main purpose of the contract, or else cut them down to size in order to produce a reasonable result.”
Lord Denning
Wayne W. Dyer
“practice living without limits by gathering virtue and modeling it.”
Wayne W. Dyer, Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao
“At the heart of the concept of the rule of law is the idea that society is governed by law. Parliament exists primarily in order to make laws for society in this country. Democratic procedures exist primarily in order to ensure that the Parliament which makes those laws includes Members of Parliament who are chosen by the people of this country and are accountable to them. Courts exist in order to ensure that the laws made by Parliament, and the common law created by the courts themselves, are applied and enforced. That role includes ensuring that the executive branch of government carries out its functions in accordance with the law. In order for the courts to perform that role, people must in principle have unimpeded access to them. Without such access, laws are liable to become a dead letter, the work done by Parliament may be rendered nugatory, and the democratic election of Members of Parliament may become a meaningless charade. That is why the courts do not merely provide a public service like any other.”
Lord Reed
“Every day in the courts and tribunals of this country, the names of people who brought cases in the past live on as shorthand for the legal rules and principles which their cases established. Their cases form the basis of the advice given to those whose cases are now before the courts, or who need to be advised as to the basis on which their claim might fairly be settled, or who need to be advised that their case is hopeless.”
Lord Reed
“there is no such thing as a safe stock. That’s like saying there’s such a thing as a safe race car. Like race cars, all stocks are risky.”
Mark Minervini, Think & Trade Like a Champion: The Secrets, Rules & Blunt Truths of a Stock Market Wizard
“Learning to have sex from porn is like learning how to drive from the Fast and Furious. A bloody horrendous idea.”
Jameela Jamil
“Trading is serious business with real money on the line. Why would you go into it without a well-thought-out plan of action? Yet, most people do.”
Mark Minervini, Think & Trade Like a Champion: The Secrets, Rules & Blunt Truths of a Stock Market Wizard
George K. Simon Jr.
“Therapists whose training overly indoctrinated them in the theory of neurosis may “frame” the problems presented them incorrectly. They may, for example, assume that a person who all their life has aggressively pursued independence, resisted allegiance to others, and taken what they could from relationships without feeling obliged to give something back must necessarily be “compensating” for a “fear” of intimacy. In other words, they will view a hardened, abusive fighter as a terrified runner, thus misperceiving the core reality of the situation.”
George K. Simon Jr., In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People
“A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families:”
Jeff Voegtlin, Odd Year Bible Reading: Two-year Plan

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