Ah, Davidson, woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love—and to put its trust in life!
Most men—and certainly I could not always claim to be one of the exceptions—have a natural indifference, if not an absolutely hostile feeling, towards those whom disease, or weakness, or calamity of any kind causes to falter and faint amid the rude jostle of our selfish existence.
Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity. It is the rarest condition of ownership. For example: the possession of land is not without obligation both to the soil and the tax-collector; the possession of fine clothing is oppressed by obligation; gold, jewelry, works of art, enviable household furniture, are positive fetters; the possession of a wife we find surcharged with obligation. In all these cases possession is a gentle term for enslavement, bestowing the sort of felicity attained to by the helot drunk. You can have the joy, the pride, the intoxication of possession; you can have no free soul.
We are told that the world is ‘desperately wicked’. I do not like to think it of my friends; yet otherwise their conduct is often hard to account for.
No no no, no it’s plain stupidity Mrs. Booth. There’s much more stupidity than there is malice in the world…
If you repeatedly criticize someone for liking something you don’t, they won’t stop liking it. They’ll stop liking you.
Well, it becomes consensual by the end, because anything for them ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle… That’s one of my favorite scenes I’ve ever done.
Director Alex Graves regarding the Jaime/Cersei rape scene on Game of Thrones.
"It’s one thing to present horrific acts in fictional media; it’s another to present a horrific act and deny that it is horrific, particularly when it happens to be disturbingly commonplace in real life and frequently denied its significance and legitimacy in that precise way.”
-Laura Hudson, Wired
He’s so fucking stupid