Quotes

If children were brought up to become non-conformists

14 October 2019

If children were brought up to become non-conformists it would only ruin their lives. So parents all over China who loved their children told them to do as Chairman Mao said. It was not possible to tell them anything else.

~  Jung Chang

I remember when my mother pointed to a stone

13 October 2019

I remember when my mother pointed to a stone, and she said this was the kind of stone people used to place on the feet of the baby girls to stop them trying to climb away and unbind their feet.

~  Jung Chang

You write it down

12 October 2019

You write it down because finally, when it’s written down you do get it out of your system somewhat.

~  Leo Ornstein

Wine comes in at the mouth

11 October 2019

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

~  William Butler Yeats

Life

10 October 2019

Life is an unending stream of extenuating circumstances.

~  Clayton M. Christensen

It’s easier to hold your principles

9 October 2019

It’s easier to hold your principles 100 percent of the time than it is to hold them 98 percent of the time.

~  Clayton M. Christensen

I hate to hear you talk

8 October 2019

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.

~  Jane Austen, Persuasion

All empty souls

8 October 2019

All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.

~  William Butler Yeats

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