«Society was the only threat to the sanctity of selfhood: an unpatroned library was an orderly library.»

Reif Larsen

«From the newsstands a dozen models smiled up at her from a dozen magazine covers, smiled in thin-faced, high-cheekboned agreement to Kessa's new discovery. They knew the secret too. They knew thin was good, thin was strong; thin was safe.»

Steven Levenkron

«Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.»

Naomi Wolf

«The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it. The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature, and not on its growth and development.»

Oscar Wilde

«Being normal is the same as being unique, of course, if everybody would be themselves.»

Blin Varfi

«After forty years of working on prevention of a wide range of common and costly psychological and behavioral problems, I am convinced we have the knowledge to achieve a healthier, happier, and more prosperous society than has ever been seen in human history.»

Anthony Biglan

«We are not like you. We do not glory in having power over our own kind." Haghuf turned to walk away. Then as an afterthought added over his shoulder, "Or imagining that we do.»

Jaq D. Hawkins

«We need to start asking ourselves, does religion make people narrow minded or open minded?»

Unarine Ramaru

«All of them are the same type; girls with overprocessed hair and too much makeup and way too much access to Daddy’s credit cards. Girls who, if you took away the designer labels, hair dye and cover-up, wouldn’t be more than average-looking, but with all that stuff look too plastic to be pretty.»

Hannah Harrington

«I have no desire to spend every night of the next few months at balls and soirees or drowning in tea with morning callers.»

Sarah M. Eden

«A society, on occasion, can be the worst possible describer of mental health.»

Kurt Vonnegut

«We all have sinned so far in our lives and might continue too but still we all love talking about others sins, Elaborating, exaggerating, laughing, commenting, cursing... And we all enjoy it hahaha»


«People are fascinating. Especially the ones who hate me.»

Rebecca McKinsey

«The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.»

Karl Marx

«Virtually all organisations known to you work largely by means of your greed. They attract you because... they appeal to your greed.»

Idries Shah

«Raped at age nine by a relative and pregnant at 14 Oprah Winfrey,»

Oche Otorkpa

«For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked.»

Marcus Tullius Cicero

«People lose fifty million skin cells every day. The cells get scraped off and turn into invisible dust, and disappear into the air. Maybe we are nothing but skin cells as far as the world is concerned.»

Haruki Murakami

«Look at 'em,' he said. 'Goddam fools.' 'Who?' said Ginnie. 'I don't know. Anybody.»

J.D. Salinger

«Hitler is the human catch-all for all other terrible humans.»

Chuck Klosterman

«[O]ne person's 'barbarian' is another person's 'just doing what everybody else is doing.»

Susan Sontag

«My reality is it’s nighttime. The truth is I’m just blindfolded. How many people live like me, in self-deluded darkness?»

Jarod Kintz

«Consciousness is the core of humanity. It can be a curse or it can be a cure. Only humanity can decide how to break the curse and be the cure.»

Jennifer Ott

«The gross evil of our time defies all labels.»

Edward Abbey

«It may be whispered to those uninitiated people who are anxious to know the habits and make the acquaintance of men of letters, that there are no race of people who talk about books, or, perhaps, who read books, so little as literary men.»

William Makepeace Thackeray

«Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent--which attitude certainly has a great deal to support it. On the other hand, it is only because the world looks on his talent with such frightening indifference that the artist is compelled to make his talent important.»

James Baldwin

«As we grow we seem to go further and further away from that child which rests within. But there was no choice and so we wander beyond innocence, beyond the touch of insanity and groom ourselves into the tastes of the society, fit in to their needs and instead of becoming a part of them we become like them.»

Chirag Tulsiani

«So funktioniert Höflichkeit. Man pflegt Beziehungen mit Leuten, auch wenn man sie nicht mag.»

J.M. Coetzee

«We are not subjects of a State founded upon law, but members of a society founded upon revolution. Revolution is our obligation: our hope of evolution. The Revolution is in the individual spirit, or it is nowhere. It is for all, or it is nothing. If it is seen as having any end, it will never truly begin.»

Ursula K. Le Guin

«Our civilization is not Christian. It does not come from the skies. It is not a result of "inspiration." It is the child of invention, of discovery, of applied knowledge -- that is to say, of science. When man becomes great and grand enough to admit that all have equal rights; when thought is untrammeled; when worship shall consist in doing useful things; when religion means the discharge of obligations to our fellow-men, then, and not until then, will the world be civilized.»

Robert G. Ingersoll